The View From 1776
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Eugenics: Darwin Prescribed; Hitler Implemented
Eugenics is officially credited to Charles Darwin’s cousin Sir Francis Galton. But Darwin had plenty to say about it in The Descent of Man.
Hitler’s Aryan race theorists acknowledged their debt to the eugenics theories of Darwin, Galton, and Madison Grant, one of the founders of the Bronx Zoo in New York City and a leading liberal-progressive in the Teddy Roosevelt era.