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    Quote Originally Posted by southwest88 View Post
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    Well, except that the Nazis took their notions of eugenics from the US & from the Brits. See
    War against the weak: eugenics and America's campaign to create a master race /
    by Black, Edwin.
    New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c2003.
    Subjects  Eugenics -- United States -- History.
     Sterilization (Birth control) -- United States.
     Human reproduction -- Government policy -- United States.
     United States -- Social policy.
     United States -- Moral conditions.
    Description:
    xxviii, 550 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

    The US had been in the forefront of eugenics for a time, to the extent that sympathizers & proponents gained control of the IN state prison & sterilized inmates without any consent or notice, nor any controlling legislation from the IN Lege (which was nearly overrun with KKK@ the time - perhaps a partial explanation). But eugenics was strong in the NE too, the South - where families with histories of sloth, criminality, mental defectives, poverty, inconvenience (this was the '20s, remember) were also sterilized. The official eugenics orgs & organs were elated @ their success in Germany, so much so that they became concerned that the US/UK were falling behind.

    & so it goes. Excellent reading, but not for the faint of heart.
    Sterilization is not what I was referring to with the twisted approach of the Nazis.
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    Maybe you can step in the same river twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Sterilization is not what I was referring to with the twisted approach of the Nazis.
    (My bold)

    Hmm. It's been too long - I'll have to track down the book & see what it had to say about the Nazis taking negative eugenics to the logical extreme.

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    End of line

    Quote Originally Posted by southwest88 View Post
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    Hmm. It's been too long - I'll have to track down the book & see what it had to say about the Nazis taking negative eugenics to the logical extreme.
    Nope, nothing direct. Closing the line.

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