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War Against the Weak (Edwin Black)


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Eugenics and America's century-long campaign to create a master race is described by award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black. He connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudo-scientific American movement of the early 20th century (started in 1904) called eugenics. Based on selective breeding, forced sterilization, marriage prohibition, segregation and euthanasia of human beings stamped "feebleminded", eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island (Cold Spring Harbor), but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Over 60,000 "unfit" Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes against humanity. Funded by America's leading corporate philanthropies, such as the Carnegie Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation, sanctioned by the Supreme Court with cruel, racist laws enacted in 27 U.S. states, supported by such progressive thinkers as Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger and Oliver Wendell Holmes, eugenicists sought to eliminate social "undesirables". The victims of eugenics were poor white people - poverty itself declared as a genetic defect - from New England to California, immigrants from across Europe, Blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Native Americans, epileptics, alcoholics, petty criminals, the mentally ill and anyone else, who did not resemble the blond and blue-eyed Nordic ideal the eugenics movement glorified. Through international academic exchanges American eugenicists exported the movement worldwide. It eventually caught the fascination of Adolf Hitler. To write "War Against the Weak", Edwin Black led a team of 50 researchers in dozens of archives in 4 countries, generating some 50,000 documents. In it readers will discover the chilling truth of how the "scientific" rationales, which drove Nazi doctors, were first concocted by "scientists" at the Carnegie Institution in New York; how the Rockefeller Foundation's massive financial grants to German scientists culminated in Mengele's heinous experiments at Auschwitz; how eugenics was reborn as human genetics after World War II and why confronting the history of eugenics is essential to understanding the implications of the Human Genome Project and 21st-century genetic engineering.

Winter Night (Attila József)


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These selected poems of Attila József (1905-37), translated from the Hungarian, demonstrate again and again just how contemporary his work remains. József's words are shock therapy for the new millennium: angry, sad, hopeful, mystic, holy, epic, heroic, humble, disturbed. This widely recognized artist is the poet for many who otherwise wouldn't read much poetry. Although his poems were melancholic, they also expressed the author's faith in life's essential beauty and harmony. József's works are exact in language and evocative in imagery. Frequently presented as a model for young poets, his influence is still far-reaching. He was once expelled from university for his revolutionary poem "With A Pure Heart" (Tiszta szívvel).

World without Cancer - The Story of Vitamin B17 (G. Edward Griffin)


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G. Edward Griffin marshals the evidence that cancer is a deficiency disease - like scurvy or pellagra - aggravated by the lack of an essential food compound in modern man's diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy it is known as Laetrile or Amygdalin. This story is not approved by orthodox medicine. The FDA, the AMA and the American Cancer Society have labeled it fraud and quackery. Yet the evidence is clear that here at last is the final answer to the cancer riddle. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach? The answer is to be found not in science, but in politics and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those, who dominate the medical establishment.