The “brain trust” of American eugenics: Harvard’s dark past

By Michael Cook Harvard University is the richest, most famous and oldest university in the US – and it won the Harvard-Yale game last year 38-19. But one distinction which it would rather forget is that it was the “brain trust” of American eugenics. The author of a recently-published study on the most famous law …

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Harvard’s dark past as the “brain trust” of American eugenics

By Michael Cook Harvard University is the richest, most famous and oldest university in the US – and it won the Harvard-Yale game last year 38-19. But one distinction which it would rather forget is that it was the “brain trust” of American eugenics. The author of a just-published study on the most famous law …

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