Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

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In the early days of researching what would become Exterminating Poverty: The true story of the eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and the Scottish doctor who fought … Continue reading

19 October 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 2

Priest: “May I ask if you are a Catholic?”
Myself: “No, Father, I’m not.”
Priest: “Then God help you, for you are in a parlous state.”
Myself: “What do you mean?”
Priest: “I mean that you are a man who sees the truth and refuses to act on it.”

1 October 2021 · Leave a comment

Euthanasia

“When responsible and thoughtful members of society began to advocate the prevention and destruction of human life by means of contraceptives, abortion, infanticide, sterilisation, and euthanasia, it is an evil omen, and the sign of a civilization whose creative power is spent.”

21 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 4

This is the fourth and final part of The Perfect Eugenic State. Within an hour Smith re-entered the breakfast-room at H/99 Hampstead, where Mrs. Smith was solemnly reading aloud to … Continue reading

18 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 3

This is the third part of the serialisation of The Perfect Eugenic State by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. For an introduction that explains the context of the story, click here. As … Continue reading

17 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 2

This is the second part of the serialisation of The Perfect Eugenic State by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. For an introduction that explains the context of the story, click here. Once … Continue reading

16 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 1

Today begins the serialisation of The Perfect Eugenic State by Dr. Halliday Sutherland, published in 1936. For an introduction that explains the context of the story, click here. In the … Continue reading

15 September 2021 · Leave a comment

Waiting for the new normal c.1936

In 1933, shortly after Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s fiftieth birthday, Arches of the Years was published. It was a long time coming. Some years before, his literary agent had told him: … Continue reading

14 September 2021 · 3 Comments

My Path To Rome 1

Following the posts In Search of Truth, the posts My Path to Rome begin today. This first excerpt from Dr Sutherland’s 1934 book, A Time To Keep, explains how he … Continue reading

1 September 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 5

This is the fifth and final part of In Search of Truth from A Time to Keep (1934). Dr Sutherland’s search led him to his path to Rome, the next … Continue reading

1 August 2021 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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