The neo-liberal eugenic society

A new biography has just been published of the Huxleys — Thomas, the great Victorian man of science, and his grandson Julian, the great 20th-century public scientist. The book, by Professor Alison Bashford, is quite sympathetic to Julian, who would be cancelled today for his lifelong support for eugenics, if anything besides a Wetherspoons pub had been named after him. Bashford suggests Julian’s eugenics have actually become…



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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions.