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It’s easy to forget how many respectable people embraced eugenics

21 February 2020

10:00 PM

21 February 2020

10:00 PM

Imagined Futures: Writing, Science And Modernity In the Today and Tomorrow Book Series, 1923–31 Max Saunders

OUP, pp.448, £60

Between 1923 and 1931 the publisher Routledge produced ‘Today and Tomorrow’, a series of 110 short books by intellectual luminaries of the time who were asked to imagine the future 50 to 100 years hence. The writers included Bertrand Russell, his wife Dora, J.B.S. Haldane, C.E.M. Joad, Sylvia Pankhurst, Robert Graves, Winifred Holtby, Basil Liddell Hart and Vera Brittain.

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