War Against the Weak

Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

This gripping chronicle documents how American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic cleansing in the United States, helped found and fund the Nazi eugenics of Hitler and Mengele—and then created the modern movement of “human genetics.” Some 60,000 Americans were sterilized under laws in 27 states. This expanded edition includes two new essays on state genocide.

Critically acclaimed as “the best book on eugenics ever written,” by the National Review, and by Publisher’s Weekly as “an impressive job, the resulting story is at once shocking and gripping,” the book is required reading in scores of universities and colleges around the world. Submitted by editors for a Pulitzer Prize nomination, the book has garnered awards worldwide.