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eugenics


  • Edwin Black’s Response

    by Edwin Black

    A reply to Jeremy Best’s critique of Edwin Black’s “Before Germans Slaughtered Jews They Slaughtered Africans,” which was featured on HNN two months ago.


  • Do Liberals Owe An Apology to the Victims of Sterilization? The Case of Margaret Sanger

    by Miriam Reed

    Sterilization--or more particularly, compulsive sterilization--became an issue in America with the rise therein of Eugenics, the name given by the Englishman Francis Galton in 1883 to his newly created science of inquiry. Eugenics had as its purpose race betterment. Eugenics began by asking questions: Why were men what they were? What caused poverty? Why did blue eyes persist in generations along with alcoholism and insanity? The infant science proposed to answer these questions by,