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Eugenics: A Reassessment

In his book "Eugenics: A Reassessment," Lynn argues that governments have the authority to sterilize their citizens if they consider those citizens "undesirable." He uses words like "retarded, psychopathic, and criminal" to describe the prime targets of compulsory sterilization, but his definition of these words would surprise most people. For instance, if you speed in your car, dislike paying taxes, or became a parent in your teens, you're probably a psychopath. (Pages 117 - 118) This might explain why, when the US government forcibly sterilized sixty thousand of its citizens, Lynn claimed that the US should have sterilized sixty million. (Page 42)

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