Merchants of Despair:
Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists
and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism
By Robert Zubrin
Encounter Books, 2012
318 pages, $16.95
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The unexamined life is not worth living, said Socrates. By the same token, the unexamined political position is not worth holding.
Robert Zubrin’s book examines the philosophy that underlies one side of the struggle to value human life and dignity. It is not a “Catholic” book. If the author holds any religious convictions, the reader is given no hint.
But it is a book that any Catholic who defends the value of the human person should not only read, but also underline and...READ MORE