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By Arthur De Gobineau, Mark Guy Valerius Tyson

Written 1853–1855. Translated by means of Adrian Collins, M.A. creation by way of Dr. Oscar Levy, Editor of the accepted English model of Nietzsche's works. Digitized via the web Archive in 2011 with investment from collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Course of the ages, has he not invented printing or steam power ? should be quite justified in asking our Huron why, if he is equal to our European peoples, his tribe has never produced a Caesar or a Charlemagne among its warriors, and why his bards and I sorcerers have, in some inexplicable way, neglected * to become The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches and obedience, ; ; Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.

Into their shell " Except ; in quite primogeniture, which assumes the pre-eminence of the first born and his descendants, is merely a corollary of the same principle. it go the repulsion felt for the foreigner and the superiority which every nation claims for itself with regard to its neighbours. As soon as the isolated groups have begun to intermingle and to become one people, they grow great and civilized, and look at each other in a more favourable light, as one finds the other Then, and only then, do we see the absolute principle useful.

Will certainly die so broken in original one, and the process manage meaning to may be considered complete. " By showing how 25 THE INEQUALITY OF HUMAN RACES the essential quality of a nation gradually alters, I shift the which thus becomes, in a way, less shameful, for it weighs no longer on the sons, but on the nephews, then on the cousins, then on collaterals more or less removed. And when I have shown by examples that great peoples, at the moment of their death, have only a very small and insignificant share in the blood of the founders, into whose inheritance they come, I shall thereby have explained clearly enough how it is possible for civilizations to fall the reason being that they are no longer in the same hands.

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