Essay on the Inequality of Human Races: Arthur de Gobineau: (–55; Essay on the Inequality of Human Races), that was by far his most influential work. by Arthur de Gobineau, translated by Adrian Collins des races humaines (An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races) (–) by. With an Introductory Essay on Count Gobineau’s Life-Work by Dr. Oscar Levy. One Vol. THE INEQUALITY OF HUMAN RACES BY ARTHUR DE GOBINEAU.

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In fact, the more heterogeneous the elements of which a people is composed, the more complacently does it assert that the most different powers are, or can be, possessed in the same measure by every fraction of the human race, without exception. I would recommend reading Why Civilizations Self-Destruct by Elmer Pendell as a more updated and accurate version of the same premise. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The State language has gobineay shown a trace of African influence.

Working with the limited scientific data available at the time of writingArthur de Gobineau divided humans into three major groupings, white, yellow and black. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

What I didn’t expect was raves how convincing Arthur de Gobineau was in his philosophical arguments. Add all three to Ineqality Add all three to List.

The Inequality of Human Races

It is the great merit of both Nietzsche and Gobineau, that they humab not, like Disraeli, trying to revive a corpse, but that they frankly acknowledged, the one that the corpse was dead, the other that it was positively poisoning the air. The book has legendary status. Granted ; but we must take account of all the similar peoples who have lived and disappeared.

I have already mentioned that British India lives its ancient life, humsn its own immemorial laws. People are convinced, and rightly convinced, that the good administration of good laws has a direct and powerful influence on the health of a people ; and this conviction is so strong, that they attribute to such gobinsau the mere fact that a human society goes on living at all.

Although their racial memory of Africa has its origin, in many cases, as far back as their oc, they are still completely under the sway of African ideals.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. If there is any element of life in these ten civilizations that is not due to the impulse of the white races, any seed of death that does not come from the inferior stocks that mingled with them, then the whole theory on which this book rests is false.

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In all the States that have made any advance in intellectual culture, the process has not been checked for a single moment by those desperate shifts to which the law-givers of the Aryavarta were put, in their desire thhe reconcile the prescriptions of the Code of Manu with the irresistible march of events.

A classic civilizational study from Gobineau. His intellect will always move within a very narrow circle.

It only remained to define the meaning of ” nation that has degenerated. But upright princes were rare in that age, and are rare in all ages.

Essay on the Inequality of Human Races

I know, from what I have seen with my humn eyes, that in certain parts of France, the country where races are mingled more than perhaps anywhere else, there are little com- munities to be found to this day, who feel a repugnance to marrying outside their own village.

Aug 28, Roy Mor added it. Gobineau was not a twentieth-century demagogue promoting racism for the masses.

The reader will understand that I am not speaking of the political existence of a centre of sovereignty, but of the life of a whole society, or the span of rces whole civilization. The yellow man has little physical energy, and is inclined to apathy; he commits none of the strange excesses so common among negroes. Does this contradict what I have said above? A few passages in the dedication that relate exclusively to these books have been omitted.

Thus, in the Middle Ages, we see the kings of England and France engaged in a struggle with their great vassals, and the peasants flying at the throats of their overlords. I am willing to grant that the people of whom I am speaking is strengthened in its exclusive notions by the most formal commands of religion, and that some dreadful penalty lurks ijequality the background, to awe the disobedient.


I think I now have all the data necessary for grappling with the problem of the life and death of nations ; and I can say positively that a people will never die, if it remains eternally composed of the same national elements.

Henceforth, as the nation grows, whether by war or treaty, its racial character changes more and more. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

The small have been raised. We come now to the white peoples.

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This permeance of racial qualities is quite thhe to generate the radical unlikeness and inequality that exists between the different branches, to raise them to the dignity of natural inequaality, and to justify the same distinctions being drawn with regard to the physiological life of nations, as I shall show, later to be applicable to their moral life. Shame on Amazon to offer this mess for hard cash. The great minds of Athens and Rome formulated the theory, accepted by later ages, that States, civilizations, and peoples, are destroyed only by luxury, effeminacy, misgovernment, fanaticism, and the corruption of morals.

This is the only new custom which our active minds have been quite successful in imposing ; it does not mark a great step in advance. From this moment a real nation has been formed. Institutions proper to one race fail to work properly when imposed on another. All food is good in his eyes, nothing disgusts or repels him. The Athenian democracy is not a ” society ” in our sense, any more than the Kingdom of Magadha, the empire of Pontus, or the Caliphate of Egypt in the time of the Fatimites.

Published January 1st by Howard Fertig first published The yellow man has little physical energy, and is inclined to apathy; he commits none of the strange excesses sos common among negroes. Tim Vermeulen rated it liked it Feb 03,