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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
by Edwin Black 

    From Eugenics to Newgenics
Reviewer: John Landon from NYC, NY United States
You learn something new everyday, here in an important book: the history of 
the American eugenics movement and its influence on the perpetrators of the 
Nazi version leading to the Holocaust. Sanitized or amnesiac history has 
forgotten the details here, and they are grisly, the more so being American data of 
record, deep in the many archives the author and his team researched. The 
details include the involvement of many of the foundations, Carnegie, Rockerfeller, 
et. al. The eugenics era is routinely denounced, but the facts are diffused 
from discussion and this book is eminently worth reading carefully to see how it 
actually happened. The account has eye-popping details on every second 
page,viz. the actual episodes of tracking down hill billies for enforced 
sterilization. That's right, in the US of A. 
The cheerleading of the Eugenics movement for the Nazis continued right up 
through the beginning of World War II in certain scientific journals. After that 
eugenics became genetics, and the author explores at the end the implications 
of all this as we enter the age of the genome under the banner of genetic 
fundamentalism. 
I would get this book under your belt asap, and it is also an indirect 
contribution to the legacy of historical Mendelism/Darwinism/Social Darwinism as 
these generated the milieu for this phase of Americana Goes Haywire. It can 
happen here. So watch it.


John Landon
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