War Against the Weak

Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

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Dialog Press 2008 Hardcover

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Forlag Dialog Press

Utgivelsesår 2008

Format Hardcover

ISBN13 9780914153054

Språk Engelsk

Sider 592

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Krigen mot de uegnede:

"Vitenskapen" å foredle fram 'den edle nordiske'
menneskerase ble lansert i USA og senere eksportert
som ferdig program til Hitler-riket.

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"In 1934 The Richmond Times Dispatch quoted a prominent
American eugenicist as saying "The Germans are beating us
at our own game." They called it 'applied biology.'"

"..hundreds of thousands of US citizens were forcibly sterilized
on the grounds that they were 'unfit' - where unfit might mean:
mentally slow, physically disabled, black, jewish,
or more likely, just plain poor.
These actions were sanctioned and carried out by America's
intellectual, industrial, and government elites.
Their goal was clear and unapologetic in its "scientific rationality":
to create a superior Nordic race.

Black shows that this was not the stuff of some deranged fringe:
eugenics was born of our highest institutions of learning
and given ultimate justification by our highest levels of government
(judicial, executive, and legislative).
Most terrifying of all, it all went under the label of 'science.'

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Some of the more chilling quotes collected in this book:

"..society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind..
Some day, we will realize that the prime duty, the inescapable duty,
of the good citizen of the right type,
is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world;
and that we have no business to permit the perpetuation of
citizens of the wrong type."
(President Theodore Roosevelt, 1913)

"Had Jesus been among us, he would have been president of the
First Eugenic Congress."
(Dr. Albert Wiggam, member of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science)

(Goodreads)

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The goal was to immediately sterilize fourteen million people
in the United States and millions more worldwide... and then
continuously eradicate the remaining lowest tenth
until only a pure Nordic super race remained.

Ultimately, some 60,000 Americans were coercively sterilized --
the total is probably much higher. No one knows how many marriages
were thwarted....
Although much of the persecution was simply racism, ethnic hatred
and academic elitism,
eugenics wore the mantle of respectable science
to mask its true character.

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