Opinion: The Cost of Survival of the Fittest

Long discredited by most schools of thought, Social Darwinism is once again becoming fashionable among authoritarians.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Opinion) Any reader of Charles Darwin’s 1859 classic, ‘On the Origin of Species’ will be familiar with his theory of evolution, which argues that over time, every species evolves in ways that strengthen its competitive position, and only the fittest of the species survive. It is a theory that, expanded to the social realm, has increasing resonance today with racists and fascists.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, rich nations like Brazil and the US are seeing a bright spotlight shine on the growing inequality of their citizens, witnessing . . .

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