Science’s Greatest Scandal: How the enforcers of eugenics locked up men, women, and children in asylums for life

By Jonathon Van Maren Every so often, the mainstream media surprises me with a spasm of refreshing honesty. Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal, a two-part documentary aired on BBC Channel 4 recently, is one such example. This documentary is a chilling, must-watch insight into very recent history. Disability rights activist Adam Pearson and journalist Angela Saini…

Katie McHugh’s story exposes the anti-Christian underbelly of the alt-right movement

By Jonathon Van Maren Buzzfeed News recently published the fascinating (and still unfolding) story of Katie McHugh, a one-time conservative gadfly who wrote for the Daily Caller and other right-wing publications before becoming so embedded in the alt-right she managed to get canned from Breitbart in 2017. I found it particularly interesting because McHugh went…

Forced abortion, sterilization, and family breakup are among Canada’s worst crimes against First Nations peoples

By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier this month, the Globe and Mail drew attention to a little-known but brutal part of Canada’s past: The eugenics-inspired attempts to abort First Nations babies and sterilize indigenous women. In some cases, indigenous women were even told that if they aborted the baby in their womb, they would increase their…