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How is Eugenics used to manage twentieth century society The basis for the following essay is a theory known as Eugenics I will begin at first to outline what eugenics actually is from where it originated and who found it For the larger extent the above question will addressed How was the Eugenics was used to manage society during the twentieth century The term Eugenics became familiar during the early 1900s founded by a scientist named Sir Francis Galton and it is in brief the usage of science in solving social problems It is described by Larry Arnhardt in Darwinian Natural Right The Biological Ethics of Human Nature as the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally From the 1920s onwards Eugenics began to draw support however it always remained a subject that the public was reluctant to accept as it was deemed unjust and unethical to intervene in the evolutionary process One of the most obvious cases of eugenic theory trying to be used to manage society is in the megalomania of Hitler in Nazi Germany Hitler introduced the Law for the prevention of hereditary diseased offspring that meant that enforced sterilisation of certain categories of people namely the Jews and those others who were weak-minded They lost all their rights to control their fertility Sterilisation and birth control was also an issue within Britain especially during the 20s and 30s From the early 1900s eugenicists campaigned for voluntary sterilisation They worked very closely with the propaganda machine as was the case in Germany convincing the public that mental defects and many social problems experienced were a result of hereditary deficiencies Although voluntary sterilisation was never implemented it is still a way in which society was meant to be controlled At this point I would
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