February 18, 2012

Eugenics: The Skeleton in the Closet

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian


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Does the past matter? When confronted by facts that are uncomfortable, but which relate to people long dead, should we put them aside and, to use a phrase very much of our time, move on? And there's a separate, but related, question: how should we treat the otherwise admirable thought or writings of people when we discover that those same people also held views we find repugnant?

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TAGGED: Evolution, Socialism, Eugenics

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