The History of Eugenics in America, Part II: Bad Blood: The American Eugenics Movement

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Despite internal differences in emphasis among various eugenics advocates, there was nearly universal acceptance of the notion that both Britain and the United States were experiencing a dire decline in the fitness of the population. In Britain Karl Pearson stated that nations could only prosper by “insuring that its numbers are substantially recruited from the better stocks.” However, Britain had to face the fact that it was “ceasing as a nation to breed intelligence.” It was futile to hope that improved education could improve this situation – “No training or education can create [intelligence]; you must breed it.”…