Eugenics, Population Control, and the Total State

I am working on a couple posts in regard to totalitarianism, the myth of the state, and anti-humanism. This mentality is rampant in both the world and in the US. I recommend, though the article is not for those with blood pressure problems, these sobering, bracing piece at the Midwest Conservative Journal. At some point I hope to have a guest blog from a dear friend and colleague who has done a good amount of research on the origins of eugenics, and another from another dear colleague who has done research on the modern genocidal state. As Yuri Matlsev has noted, the one thing we learn from history is that we have not learned from history: after 170 million people killed in the name of the total state in an effort to get them to work, it appears this might not have been enough.


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Professor of History
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4 Responses to Eugenics, Population Control, and the Total State

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  2. Anthony Joseph says:

    Have discussed eugenics in my Unborn Life course as part of the “hardening” toward the unborn that I believe begins to occur in the 1920s and 1930s. Look forward to the guest columns.

  3. marcusjosephus says:

    May I recommend “AN INVESTIGATION CONCERNING THE STATE” by St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD (Edith Stein). It is on my read again list. Michael D. O’Brien’s novels and many monographs have dealt with these issue. Indeed, my wife and I, after a perusal of recent headlines, were discussing which of his characters we were in the unfolding drama.

  4. marcusjosephus says:

    G.K. Chesterton wrote in his 1935 book, The Well and the Shallows:

    “It is the State which changes; it is the State which destroys; it is nearly always the State which persecutes. The Totalitarian State is now making a clean sweep of all our old notions of liberty, even more than the French Revolution made a clean sweep of all the old ideas of loyalty. It is the Church that excommunicates; but in that very word implies that a communion stands open for a restored communicant. It is the State that exterminates; it is the State that abolishes absolutely and altogether; whether it is the American State abolishing beer, or the Fascist State abolishing parties; or the Hitlerite State abolishing almost everything but itself.”

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