The Dark History of Population Control
Book Review: Matthew Connelly: Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2008 reviewed by Simon Butler A select group of billionaires met in semi-secrecy in May 2009 to find answers to a "nightmarish" concern. Their worst nightmare wasn't the imminent danger of runaway climate change, the burgeoning levels of hunger worldwide or the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The nightmare was other people - lots of other people. The self-styled "Good Group" included Microsoft founder Bill Gates, media mogul Ted Turner, David Rockefeller Jr and financiers George Soros and Warren Buffet. The London Sunday Times said they discussed a plan to tackle overpopulation, something they considered "a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat." Yet it was far from the first time that the "born to rule" had sought to make rules about who could be born. The brutal fact is that a policy of controlling global population