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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 17 in a series -“…he invented the word “eugenics” for this effort.”

What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 17 in a series -“…he invented the word “eugenics” for this effort.”

October 8th, 2019

“Mussolini referred often to Gustave Le Bon’s La Psychologie des foules (The Psychology of Crowds, 1895). Le Bon took a cynical look at how passions rose and fused within a mass of people who could then be easily manipulated.

Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton suggested in the 1880s that science gave mankind the power to improve the race by urging “the best” to reproduce; he invented the word “eugenics” for this effort.”

From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

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