How Scientific Racism Became an "Intellectual Craze" (part two)

Updated: August 26, 2016

It's easy to think that financial and social manias are fueled only by the unsophisticated and gullible crowd. Yet, please allow us to introduce you to the pseudoscience of Eugenics. That is the trend we discussed in our previous episode.

Show Notes:

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen.

 "Carrie Buck's Daughter" by Stephen Jay Gould.

"A Socionomic Study of Eugenics: Will You Make the Cut?" By Alan Hall.

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