Eugenics

National Hygiene and “Inferior Offspring”: Japan’s Eugenics Victims Demand Justice

Eugenics — the culling of the human herd in pursuit of some ostensibly measurable “improvement” in the overall human “produce” — is, as the Japanese eventually discovered, as dangerous and terrible as it is tempting. A cautionary tale for an era in which bioengineering and ethics are destined to collide.