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Published in: Canestrari, Alan S. and Marlowe, Bruce A. (2018). The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.


This scenario for the twenty-first century, in which China assumes world domination and establishes a world eugenic state, may well be considered an unattractive future. But this is not really the point. Rather, it should be regarded as the inevitable result of Francis Galton’s (1909) prediction made in the first decade of the twentieth century, that “the nation which first subjects itself to rational eugenical discipline is bound to inherit the earth” (p. 34)” (Lynn, 2001 p. 320).

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