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Eugenics for Dummies

Eugenics for Dummies

  • February 19, 2020
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There’s been a lot of talk about eugenics in the UK this last week, thanks to Dominic Cummings’s ‘superforecaster’ Andrew Sabisky.   Sabisky’s rapid rise and fall is entirely due to the ‘controversial comments’, as the media likes to call them, that he made on various internet forums, including Cummings’s own blog.  These pronouncements include the...

Are you or have you ever been a member of the underclass?

  • December 22, 2011
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David Cameron’s proposal to create a new Troubled Families Unit is yet another  indication of the authoritarian and reactionary drift of British society over the last few decades – a development that has been dramatically accelerated by the summer’s riots.    According to  Cameron

a relatively small number of families are the source...

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