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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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

Book review of Exterminating Poverty

I was delighted to see Exterminating Poverty featured in Sir Steven Wilkinson’s Good & Prosper newsletter. Two excerpts: “Mark Sutherland and his brother Neil who collaborated with him on this … Continue reading

5 June 2021 · Leave a comment

A Scottish doctor’s fight against Marie Stopes and Eugenics

In case you missed it, here is a recording of the Monday’s Webinar “Exterminating Poverty or the Poor? A Scottish doctor’s fight against Marie Stopes and Eugenics”. In the Q&A … Continue reading

28 April 2021 · Leave a comment

Announcing exterminatingpoverty.com

I set up a website for the book Exterminating Poverty. Why did you set up exterminatingpovertybook.com? The site you are now reading was set up in 2014 to celebrate the … Continue reading

5 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Happy Christmas!

In 2020 this website and blog entered its seventh year. To be honest, when I began the project in early 2014, I didn’t have a clear plan as to how … Continue reading

19 December 2020 · Leave a comment

“Yes” to consistency (3/3)

“China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs, according to new research.” China … Continue reading

12 July 2020 · 1 Comment

“Yes” to accurate history (2/3)

Essays and articles about British eugenicists are often based on the assumption that eugenic principles were not put into practice in Britain.[1] As a result, the degree to which British … Continue reading

3 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Burying Eugenics to Save Marie Stopes

Dr Marie Stopes is a key figure in the foundation myth of the British birth-control movement. The established narrative of a woman acting selflessly to give her poorer sisters reproductive … Continue reading

17 March 2020 · Leave a comment

A New Book

In my most recent post, I said that I had completed a big project. It is completing the writing of Exterminating Poverty: The incredible true story of the eugenic plan … Continue reading

18 December 2019 · Leave a comment

Happy Christmas 2019

Wishing you (and your loved ones) a happy and safe Christmas! Thank you for your attention and support during 2019. I am delighted to say that, in the next few … Continue reading

15 December 2019 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
16 months to go.