Mon, 12 December 2016
Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Harry Potter and Fantastics Beasts sagas.
In this lesson, we are joined by returning Potter Pundit, Chris Gavaler from Washington & Lee University, as we tackle a very difficult subject to discuss in American History - Eugenics
Eugenics is difficult to wrap your head around when you consider that it actually began in America and culminated in Nazi Germany with the killing of 20 million Jews, gypsies, and undesirables. We give the listener a strong understanding of its history and lead into how the setting of 1926 America in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts is centered around this subject. Even actor, Ezra Miller (Credence Barebones) and Director David Yates stated during interviews how Eugenics is a crucial subject in this setting of Fantastic Beasts.
We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.