Tag Archives: Francis Galton

“Hitler’s Holocaust” – made in Britain?

“Hitler’s Holocaust” – made in Britain? David Ashton reviews a TV agitflop On 3 and 10 October, BBC4 showcased Science’s Greatest Scandal, a two-parter, which claimed that Englishmen initiated the “shocking” beliefs that “drove” the mass-murder of the Jews (Radio Times). … Continue reading

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Eternal Recurrence

Eternal Recurrence Superior: The Return of Race Science, Angela Saini, 4thEstate, 2019, 342pp, reviewed by Ed Dutton Angela Saini can skilfully encapsulate her subject in a striking yet poignant image, so that the reader feels what this Guardian journalist wants … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Darwin

 Deconstructing Darwin Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A.N. Wilson, published by John Murray, 2017, £25, hardback, reviewed by Gerry Dorrian Some of literature’s most unreliable narrators can be found in the field of biography. How appropriate, then, that A.N. Wilson devotes much … Continue reading

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Enlightened Despots

Enlightened Despots Leslie Jones enjoys a compelling analysis Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2016, 250 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones In Illiberal Reformers, economic historian … Continue reading

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The riddle of the sands

The riddle of the sands LESLIE JONES pays tribute to a pioneering Egyptologist In The Archaeology of Race, Debbie Challis, Audience Development Officer at the Petrie Museum, deploys the usual hackneyed criticisms of eugenics and psychometrics. Race, accordingly, “is not … Continue reading

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