"The Island of Eugenia; The Phantasy of a Foolish Philosopher"

Title"The Island of Eugenia; The Phantasy of a Foolish Philosopher"
Year for Search1921
AuthorsMcDougall, William(1871-1938)
Secondary TitleScribner's Magazine (New York)
Volume / Edition70.4
Pagination483-91
Date PublishedOctober 1921
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Eugenics. Children will be brought up to be devoted to saving the world. The island would be closed regarding marriage and education, but otherwise open to outsiders. After the initial establishment, it would recruit new members mostly from their own children. Early marriage encouraged. The state will be politically independent but economically dependent on the outside world; uses the analogy of a university. Appeals to a millionaire to help establish it.

Author Note

The author (1871-1938) was born and educated in England and became the William James Professor of Psychology at Harvard University in 1920. In 1927, he moved to Duke University, where he spent the rest of his life. 

Full Text

1921 McDougall, William (1871-1938). “The Island of Eugenia; The Phantasy of a Foolish Philosopher.” Scribner’s Magazine (New York) 70.4 (October 1921): 483-91.

Eugenics. Children will be brought up to be devoted to saving the world. The island would be closed regarding marriage and education, but otherwise open to outsiders. After the initial establishment, it would recruit new members mostly from their own children. Early marriage encouraged. The state will be politically independent but economically dependent on the outside world; uses the analogy of a university. Appeals to a millionaire to help establish it.