War Against the Weak

Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

War Against the Weak is the gripping chronicle documenting 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 eugenicide plans in Connecticut and North Carolina.

Edwin Black

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Blurbs List
Best Book on Eugenics
National Review
Compelling; vengeful
Washington Post Book World
Extensive; systematic
Library Journal
New York Times Book Review
Scary and necessary
Esquire Magazine
Shocking and gripping
Starred Review at Publishers Weekly
Ambitious; richly detailed
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Prodigious feat of reporting
Mother Jones
Der Spiegel
Hair-raising; eye-opening
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Most chilling
Cleveland Jewish News
Well-documented, comprehensive
Hartford Courant
Chilling and thoroughly researched
Tampa Tribune
Valuable contribution
The Forward
Sobering account
Ethics and Medicine
Gripping narrative
National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Careful scholarship
Executive Director, National Urban League Institute for Opportunity and Equality
Must not be ignored
Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
A powerful spotlight
Vice President, National Council of La Raza
Fascinating and disturbing
Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
An important lesson
Director, State of California Center for Excellence in Teaching Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance; Visiting Professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at University of Miami
Surrealistic masterpiece
President, Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Miami, Florida
Unique and disquieting
Professor, Institute of Genetics at Cologne University; author of Murderous Science
A phenomenal blockbuster
School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago; associate editor, Social Biology (successor to Eugenical News)