HOW should we respond to the modern RESURGENCE of EUGENICS?


HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE RESURGENCE OF EUGENICS
BY SIDNEY PERKOWITZ

Medical advances in manipulating human DNA, though they present many benefits, could also be used to advance eugenic goals. This combination of a dubious political agenda and the tools to implement it could take us in uncharted directions.

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and 1997’s Gattaca, which NASA called the most plausible sci-fi film ever made, chart the consequences and bioethics of gene manipulation.

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THE ORIGINS OF LITTLE LEAGUE
BY AMY SHEARN

Baseball is America’s “national pastime,” but Little League didn’t take off until after the Second World War. Why was that?


YOUNG WOMEN AT THE VANGUARD
BY CHI LUU
The assumption that young women’s verbal patterns indicate insecurity can’t necessarily be validated. In fact, they are frequently at the forefront of their languages.

DOMESTIC LABOR AND THE “SERVANT PROBLEM”
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
Early twentieth-century Americans balanced conflicting expectations when it came to domestic laborers.

P.G. WODEHOUSE, AMERICAN HUMORIST?
BY MATTHEW WILLS
The creator of Jeeves certainly comes across as the quintessential Englishman, but he spent much of his life in the U.S., and his time in America had an effect.

CAT PIANOS, SOUND-HOUSES, AND OTHER IMAGINARY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
BY DEIRDRE LOUGHRIDGE AND THOMAS PATTESON
From The Public Domain Review: two musicologists explore the wonderful history of made-up musical contraptions.

 


WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover policing, marijuana, and rewiring the brain.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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