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The challenge to German liberalism

The first British review of the publishing sensation that trashes the pieties of the 1968 generation. Despite its needless racial provocations, it narrows the gap between the public and politicians
David Goodhart  

Eugenics and liberty

Eugenic science originated in Britain 100 years ago. Yet, unlike other western countries, Britain never passed eugenics legislation. Why? It was no thanks to the scientists, the conservatives or the socialists-but thanks to a bloody-minded backbencher in the House of…
Matt Ridley  

Full of genes

A new generation of scientists and writers is returning to biology to find explanations for human behaviour. Focusing on the gene, the sociobiologists have generated hypotheses about everything from altruism through mate selection to the near universal fondness for open…
Geoff Mulgan