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  •  Its important history but needs to be viewed in (3+ / 0-)

    context. Too many people may read this and think a few Harvard/Yale eggheads invented eugenics and everything that followed. Its more accurate to say they were riding the zeitgeist, not only in the US but in Britain and Europe. Books can be written (and have been) on all the factors that went into the toxic brew that perverted Darwin and genetics after WWI and merged it with race baiting and pseudo-science. Harvard and Yale, as usual, wanted to be sure they were at the leading edge of the latest 'big new thing'.

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