Inequality of Human Races.
. . . I was gradually penetrated by the conviction that the
racial question over-shadows all other problems of
history, that it holds the key to them all, and that the
inequality of the races from whose fusion a people is formed
is enough to explain the whole course of its destiny."1a
people, great or small, has begun by making inequality
its chief political motto. This is the origin of all
systems of caste, of nobility, and of aristocracy . . ."1b
is one of the chief notes of European civilization. . ."1c
purer a race keeps its blood, the less will its social
foundations be liable to attack . . ."1d
find these races naturally divided into three, and three
only -- the white, the black, and the yellow."1e
has been no real progress in the intellectual conquests
of man. . . "
People spoke of slaves in the same way as one speaks
to-day of workmen and the lower classes . . ."1f
negroid variety is the lowest . . . ""1g
The yellow races are . . . clearly superior to the black. . .
We come now to the white peoples. These are gifted with
reflective energy, or rather with an energetic
intelligence. They have a feeling for utility . . . a
perseverance . . . a greater physical power, an
extraordinary instinct for order . . . a remarkable, and
even extreme, love of liberty . . .
The white races are, further, distinguished by an extraordinary
attachment to life. . . When they are cruel, they are conscious
of their cruelty; it is very doubtful whether such a
consciousness exists in the negro.
EDWARD AYOUB'S CRITIQUE OF GOBINEAU'S
For an "elucidation of the entire
human genome", see the
International; HapMap Project of the
Genome Research Institute. For an analysis of the "us" vs.
"them" complex, see
information on an organization seeking to ensure the "equality of
rights" of all persons, see the
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). For an
understanding of the nature and roots of Judeophobia, see
Schafer. For a
general investigation of Anti-Semitism, see
Italics in the original.
Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882). The
Inequality of Human Races.
Translated by Adrian Collins. Preface by George L. Mosse. The
George L. Mosse Revokable Trust, 1999. New York, NY: Howard Fertig,
Inc. [Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam, 1915.]
the Author's Dedication (1854); To His Majesty George V, King of
Hanover; at xii.
V. Racial Inequality Is Not The Result Of Institutions, at 36.
Ibid., at 45.
IX. Definition Of The Word "Civilization" (continued); Different
Characteristics Of Civilized Societies; Our Civilization Is Not
Superior To Those Which Have Gone Before; at 90.
XII. How the Races Were
Physiologically Separated, and the Different Varieties Formed by
their Inter-Mixture. They Are Unequal in Strength and Beauty; at
XIII. The Human Races Are Intellectually Unequal; Mankind Is Not
Capable Of Infinite Progress; at 157-158.
g XVI. Recapitulation; The Respective Characteristics of the Three
Great Races; The Superiority of the White Type, And Within This
Type, Of The Aryan Family; at 205-207.