By Flávio Gordon*
The first decades of the 20th century saw the emergence of Social Darwinism and eugenics, twin ideologies widely accepted by the beautiful people of the time, just as today, for example, the myth of anthropogenic global warming or gender ideology, are accepted.
Anyone who, like William Jennings Bryan, the character in the last article, dared to warn about its harmful effects was immediately labeled as obscurantist, ignorant, and reactionary.
The views then regarded as progressive and sexy by the Euro-American speaking classes were those of men like Mencken, a racist and eugenics enthusiast, applauded in . . .