Nazi America: Our Recent Eugenic Past makes the News

Why Nazi America? As late as 1979, people were forcibly sterilized according to state eugenics laws.   I was alive and conscious in 1979. It was the age of trucker songs and I associate the time with a lot of roller skating (perhaps that was just me). I remember an obsession with the music of the forties and fifties as some kind of golden age—which I now recognize as the equivalent of my own nostalgia for music from the eighties. But I don’t remember ever being aware that we Read more […]

Germany Guilty of Terrorism?

Last week, I shared with you the terrifying experience of Wunderlich family in Darmstadt, Germany.  Early in the morning just as their four kids were starting their school lessons, twenty police and government agents armed with assault weapons and battering ram appeared at the family’s home with a court order to take the kids by force if necessary.  Social workers that accompanied the police took custody of the Wunderlich children and informed the parents that there was no telling when they might Read more […]