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Unmasking the IQ Lie

Jensen, Herrnstein and others have claimed that people's IQ is highly inherited and plays a large part in determining their "success" in later life. In this section of the magazine we show the fallacies of all these arguments. "IQ and Class Structure" demonstrates that IQ is not a cause of success and that it is...

Evolution or Revolution: Lessons from Chile

With the military coup d'etat of September, 1973, 41 years of constitutional democracy in Chile came to an end. The purpose of our paper is to analyze (1) some of the changes that occurred in the Chilean health system during the government of Salvadore Allende, (2) the political and economic constraints that limited...

Philippines: The Next Vietnam?

Since the declaration of martial law in the Philippines 23 September 1972, many people in the United States have been alarmed about the growing repression in that country and continued U.S. involvement there. With this in mind, representatives from ten eastern seaboard cities held a conference in Philiadelphia on 20...

Violence Center: Psychotechnology for Repression

A multi-million dollar proposal for a "Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence" (CSRV) at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) has been designed to focus on the "pathologically violent individual" and, in the words of its main proponent, is aimed at "altering undesirable behavior." In this time of...

Genocide of the Mind

This paper has been an attempt to clarify some of the contradictions of the techniques now in use to modify and control behavior. Coupled with the brutality and the totalitarian nature of these methods is the destruction that they cause to the individual.

The Inherited Ideology of Science

We have inherited from bourgeois society a science whose structure presupposes that man exists inherently as a passive object of external natural laws that science must discover but over which man has no ultimate control. A revolutionary movement that intends to liberate man's repressed desires will need to overcome...

The Struggle Against Army Math

In Madison, the struggle against U.S. imperialism has refocused on the Army Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Wisconsin. Two important events in the fight to abolish AMRC have taken place this fall: Karleton Armstrong was tried and sentenced for his part in the 1970 bombing of the center, and a...

Not Better Lives, Just Fewer People: The Ideology of Population Control

There are many assumptions implicit in the argument for population control which are either questionable or outright nonsense from the point of view of radical political economy, and therefore many “radicals” have denounced the entire concept. After centuries of rapacious exploitation of the world’s peoples and...

Population Control: Letters

The two letters that follow were stimulated by articles previously published by Science for the People: the first by a section in the pamphlet, Science and Technology in Latin America: Por Que?, and the second by the article, "Preventive Genocide in Latin America", in SftP, March, 1973. These letters offer criticisms...