Eugenics and Other Evils : An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

ISBN-10: 1587420023

ISBN-13: 9781587420023

Edition: 1st 2000

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During the first three decades of the twentieth century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. The New York Times eagerly supported it, gushing about the wonderful "new science." Prominent scientists, such as the plant biologist Luther Burbank, were among its most enthusiastic supporters. And the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations generously funded eugenic research intended to distinguish the 'fit' from the 'unfit.'
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Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Inkling Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 179
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

Forewordp. 5
To the Readerp. 11
What Is Eugenics?p. 13
The First Obstaclesp. 19
The Anarchy from Abovep. 26
The Lunatic and the Lawp. 31
The Flying Authorityp. 40
The Unanswered Challengep. 49
The Established Church of Doubtp. 56
A Summary of a False Theoryp. 62
The Impotence of Impenitencep. 66
The History of a Trampp. 72
The History of a Eugenistp. 79
The Vengeance of the Fleshp. 86
The Meanness of the Motivep. 92
The Eclipse of Libertyp. 100
The Transformation of Socialismp. 107
The End of Household Goodsp. 113
A Short Chapterp. 120
Hereditary Talent and Characterp. 123
Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope, and Aimsp. 127
The Progress of Eugenicsp. 131
Two Decades of Eugenicsp. 135
Eugenics Reviewp. 139
Eugenics Review and the Mental Deficiency Actp. 144
Birth Control News and Forced Sterilizationp. 150
Birth Control News and the 'Unfit'p. 156
Birth Control News and Eugenicsp. 162
Indexp. 168
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