The word "eugenics" is derived from the Greek word meaning "well born." It was first used in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, who founded the eugenics movement in England in 1904. The movement focused on both positive and negative eugenics, though with greater emphasis on the latter.
"Great men are almost always bad men," Lord Acton famously said. If that is so, we are
going to have to tolerate flaws if we want to celebrate "great" Canadians. The eugenics
movement of the early 20th century particularly tries our tolerance of several of our textbook