The Morbid Age
Explore the golden age of British intellectual life between the wars, featuring Arnold Toynbee, Aldous and Julian Huxley, H.G. Wells, Marie Stopes, and other public intellectuals and scientists. Author Richard Overy expertly showcases the emergence of ideas like eugenics, pacifism, and world government, as well as the common fear of societal dystopia. Enjoy a vivid portrayal of the time through BBC radio lectures, public debates, psychoanalysts, and more. This insightful read offers a thought-provoking glimpse into a world both different from and similar to our own.