Monday, June 11, 2012

The New Entitlement to the Perfect Child

Ross Douthat on the new eugenics.
This progressive fascination with eugenics largely ended with World War II and the horrors wrought by National Socialism. But while the West has discarded the theory of the eugenics era, the practice urged by Fisher and others — the elimination or pre-emption, through careful reproductive planning, of the weaker members of the human species — has become a more realistic possibility than it ever was in the 1920s and ’30s.
Read it all.

UPDATE: Listen to Douthat talk about the issue on NPR here:

2 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

But it will quickly become a woman's right to choose issue!!
Wasn't Hitler working on this same science?

June 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM 
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