Oct 17, 2022 • 25M

The Dark Heart of Trussonomics

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In conversation with Adrian Goldberg, Nafeez Ahmed explores the ideas circulating amongst some senior Conservatives including Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Nafeez identifies how Charles Murray, who promotes what Nafeez describes as "scientific racism", has been allowed a platform within the Tory mainstream.

Murray argues that some groups in society fare less well than others because they are genetically inferior to others - which leads him to radical economic prescriptions.

There's no suggestion that Truss herself or any of her ministers believes in or promotes eugenics, but some of the government’s thinking appears to be influenced by his work.

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