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The Scope of Eugenics (Reprinted from the Westminster Review, July 1910)

Harold Joseph Laski


Published: 2007/12/01


Published in 1910 in the Westminster Review, “The Scope of Eugenics” reflects the general Jewish support of and participation in the eugenics movement, not only at that time, but even decades later. Contrary to politically motivated claims, the eugenics movement was not dismissed as “unscientific” by geneticists in the 1930s (indeed, how could they possible have rejected the concept of selection in human populations?!), nor was it discarded as either science or worldview in the wake of World War II. The assault on eugenics was not launched until the late 1960s – a full quarter century after the end of the war.

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