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Did the eugenics movement make sterilization trendy?

A century ago, the eugenics movement in the United States was strong. So strong, in fact, that it was largely the American eugenics movement that inspired the Nazis in the 1930's. But after the atrocities of concentration camps came to light, the eugenics movement largely died out, or at least, it seemed to. In reality, I think it just went underground and its proponents came up with more subtle ways of engineering humanity's genetics. Read more [...]