The roots of phylogeny: how did Haeckel build his trees?
- Benoît Dayrat
- Systematic biology
Recent research at the Haeckel Haus at the University of Jena goes far to confirm Haeckel’s role as an ideological progenitor of fascist ideology. This is true not only for Germany, but also for the birth of fascist thought in Italy and France. Haeckel’s Monism is the main inspiration for the origin of French and Italian fascism as well as other vital manifestations of modernist culture. In general, the history of science reveals more fully than any other theoretical approach, the roots of fascism as well as avant-garde modernism.