The History of Eugenics [SYNOPSIS ONLY]

By Petrus Simons

Petrus Simons offers a succinct history of the eugenics movement. Beginning with Francis Galton’s definition of eugenics as the use of selective breeding for desirable traits to improve a species, the article describes how this idea was adopted and applied to humankind. While it is a well-known feature of the Nazi regime, the article argues that the spectre of eugenics remains.

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