Review of Connolly’s Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population

Matthew Connelly’s Fatal Misconception is a paradox. It provides a dangerously misleading description of the history of international family planning programs in the twentieth century. Connelly has been industrious in his research, however, and in the process he has illuminated, albeit unintentionally, one of the core intellectual issues in international family planning that over time scarred governmental efforts to slow population growth.

Published in Population Development Review, September 2008, 262-268