National Affairs: Darrow's Morons

Last week in London, Lawyer Clarence Darrow, speaking mainly about the small influence of heredity in crime, also made an appeal on behalf of morons. Said he:

"It is the moron who shoulders uncomplainingly the unpleasant tasks of life. If any steps are taken to prevent the reproduction of morons, many lawyers, doctors, parliamentarians, preachers and Congressmen would have to go to work. . . . As a rule the ordinary moron works. . . .. The mass of the world's most important and also most disagreeable work is done by morons and others...

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