The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
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The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard, postulates the collapse of white world empire, and of colonialism, because of the population growth among colored peoples. The postulations constitute scientific racism, with which Stoddard concludes for, and advocates, a eugenic separation of the "primary races" of the world.
In popular culture
In the American novel The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the rich man Tom Buchanan says that "civilization's going to pieces", based upon his reading of The Rise of the Coloured Empires, by "this man Goddard"; allusions to Lothrop Stoddard's book of scientific racism, and to Henry H. Goddard, a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist. Moreover, the thematically-related book, The Hour of Decision (1936), by Oswald Spengler, mentions The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy in criticizing the Herrenvolk (Master Race) conceptions inherent to Nazism, the government theory and practice of Nazi Germany (1933–45), to which he refused his intellectual legitimation.
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Some intellectual interest in The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy (1920) derives from contemporary analyses of the historical accuracy of its geo-political predictions, rather than its racism. In 1920, two years after the First World War (1914–18), Lothrop Stoddard, predicted: An impending war between Japan and the United States; noted the unjustness to Germany of the Treaty of Versailles (1919), that would lead to a second, European (world) war; the rise and power of Islamism-as-government in the Middle East; Asian immigration to Australia; and the decline of European colonialism.
- "Stoddard Rediscovered" from the anti-immigration website VDARE.
- "A Warning from the Past" from the racialist magazine American Renaissance.
- The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy (1922 edn.) via Google Books ISBN 4-87187-849-X