Film for Compulsory Sterilization from the 1930s (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s Reference)

In this disturbing 1934 propaganda film for eugenics, “Tomorrow’s Children,” the judge ordering a sterilization paraphrases “progressive,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s infamous line from the majority opinion in Buck v. Bell: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

David Beito is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and co-editor of the Independent book, The Voluntary City.
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