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Letters of Note: I have no ancestors of that gifted people

Monday, November 19, 2012
Category: History

From www.lettersofnote.com

In 1938, some months after the initial publication of The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien and his British publisher, Stanley Unwin, opened talks with Rütten & Loening, a Berlin-based publishing house who were keen to translate the novel for the German market.

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The Eugenic Impulse - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Category: Ethics

From chronicle.com

There was indeed a medical side to Progressive-era eugenics that has gotten lost among the more sensational and horrific tales of punitive sterilization and race psychology. This medically oriented eugenics was seen as a kind of long-term public health.

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Special Report: Greece′s far-right party goes on the offensive Reuters

Monday, November 19, 2012
Category: Europe

From www.reuters.com

iding a wave of public anger at corrupt politicians, austerity and illegal immigration, Golden Dawn has seen its popularity double in a few months. A survey by VPRC, an independent polling company, put the party′s support at 14 percent in October, compared with the seven percent it won in June′s election.

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