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Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton

In "Eugenics and Other Evils," G. K. Chesterton delivers a powerful critique of the eugenics movement of his time. With his characteristic wit and insight, Chesterton argues against the idea of improving the human race through selective breeding, showing how it leads to a dangerous form of societal control and discrimination. He exposes the flawed logic and moral bankruptcy of eugenics, urging readers to reject this harmful ideology. Chesterton's passionate defense of human dignity and individual rights makes this book a thought-provoking and timely read, reminding us of the importance of valuing each person's inherent worth and uniqueness.

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Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them “The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and intolerable, especially to the females”; say this to them and they will sway slightly to and fro like babies sent to sleep in cradles. Say to them “Murder your mother,” and they sit up quite suddenly. Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same.”

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