The return of left eugenics?

How is the eugenics movement headed? Although eugenics was traditionally associated with progressives such as Margaret Sanger and George Bernard Shaw, until the left purged itself of anything associated with Nazi Germany (the NSDAP platform was inclusive of both leftist and rightist elements), it seems that leftist eugenics might be making a comeback.

Egalitarian Eugenics: Prospects and Perspectives

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What exactly is eugenics anyway? Despite statements to the contrary, eugenics is simply the science of stock breeding applied to humans. If you get over the stigma attached to the word ‘eugenics’, then its obviously good to eradicate serious diseases (which doesn’t necessarily have to include controversial methods such as abortion or infanticide). But to see how eugenic idealism might be disastrous, you only have to think about unfortunate breeds of dogs with hereditary health problems created through artificial selection by people with an ideal of the ‘good’.

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I'm a young freelance writer from the UK, with an interest in anthropology, the outdoors and rightist politics.

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