Vacher de Lapouge and the Rise of Nazi Science

  title={Vacher de Lapouge and the Rise of Nazi Science},
  author={Jennifer Michael Hecht},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={285 - 304}
  • J. Hecht
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
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