The E Word (Eugenics)

Richard and Jonathan discuss the Eugenics movement of the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular focus on its American pioneers, Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard. Eugenics has become taboo today–in the wake of Boasian anthropology and political correctness–but it was hegemonic in the first half of the 20th century, informing the thought of politicians and writers across the political spectrum.