Seminal Influence

Friday, June 10, 2005


In 2001, deputy editor David Plotz set out to tell the tale of a millionaire businessman turned modern eugenicist, who wanted to impregnate young women with the sperm of Nobel prize-winning men. But Plotz himself became part of the narrative when he brought together family members, helping to propel the very story he was reporting. He talks to Bob about his jump from journalist to middleman.

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