Adam Cohen

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Adam Cohen is a former member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine. He is the co-editor of The National Book Review.
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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

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ISBN 9781594204180 Penguin Press/Penguin Random House

New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court’s decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. More about this book >

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Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a former member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine. He is the co-editor of The National Book Review. His previous books include Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America, The Perfect Store: Inside eBay, and American Pharaoh: Richard J. Daley, His Battle for Chicago and the Nation (co-author). Cohen is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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