The Revolt Against Civilization
|Forlag||The Palingenesis Project|
|Forfatter||Lothrop Stoddard, Kevin MacDonald|
The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under-Man er en bok på 238 sider skrevet av den nord-amerikanske advokaten og historikeren Dr. Theodor Lothrop Stoddard. Forordet i boken er skrevet av den amerikanske professoren i psykologi Dr. Kevin MacDonald (blant annet kjent som forfatter av boken The Culture of Critique). Boken kom originalt ut i 1922, men Wermod & Wermod Publishing Group har gjennom sin underavdeling The Palingenesis Project oppdatert teksten ved å legge til dagens bibliografiske system, fotnoter og siteringssystem.
Bokens tema er en utgreiing av det Stoddard anså som datidens (og fremtidens) dekadanse i form av fallende fødselsrater for personer av høg byrd, kultur-, iq- og utdanningsnivå, samtidig som den motsatte enden av skalaen stadig økte i antall og andel av befolkningen. Stoddard sin teori var at dette på sikt ville undergrave selve sivilisasjonens evne til å opprettholdes, da det biologiske grunnlaget for en høgkultur ville forvitre og på sikt ville ikke det menneskelige materialet makte å opprettholde sivilisasjonen grunnet dysgeniske mekanismer iboende i den moderne verden, da med spesielt fokus på de europeisk-ættede nasjoner.
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"In this classic 1922 book, Dr. Lothrop Stoddard examines the point where egalitarian revolutionary movements — particularly the French Revolution and its ultimate offspring in the 20th century, the Bolshevik revolution — intersect with human biodiversity. His thesis is that civilisation imposes increasing intellectual and moral burdens on the less able strata of the population, causing growing frustration, restlessness, and feelings of worthlessness among their members, who, meanwhile and due to differential birthrates, grow in number and proportion; eventually, when the pressure becomes unbearable, they rise up in revolt— a revolt against civilisation. Stoddard examines the gradual depletion of cognitive and moral capital from the population due to low fertility among elites and high fertility among the underclasses; the role and methods of 'tainted geniuses' in mobilising discontent, particularly during the French and Bolshevik revolutions; and the ticking dysgenic time-bomb in the United States. Stoddard stresses that averting disaster and improving society demand active policy changes aimed at reversing negative trends and encouraging positive ones, and that these changes will not be made without the development of an eugenic conscience. Rather than the creation of a caste system or an aristocracy, neither of which would guarantee an overall betterment of the population, he proposes fostering the growth of a neo-aristocracy, founded on ability and merit. Stoddard's perspective on these matters is unique in that it is both progressive and elitist. Both his trenchant analysis of socio-political population dynamics and his critique of egalitarian revolutionary movements prove astonishingly prescient in an increasingly troubled and turbulent West."
"Theodor Lothrop Stoddard, PhD (Harv.) (June 29, 1883 – May 1, 1950) was an American political scientist, historian, journalist, anthropologist, eugenicist, pacifist, and anti-immigration advocate. A popular author and journalist until World War II, he is known for books like The French Revolution in San Domingo (1914), The Rising Tide of Colour Against White World-Supremacy (1920), New Worlds of Islam (1921), The Revolt Against Civilization (1922), and Into the Darkness (1940)."
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"Lothrop Stoddard (1883-1950) is not as well remembered as Du Bois and his name is usually paired with words like “racist” and “white supremacist,” but perhaps a better word would be prophet." - James P. Lubinaskas, contributing editor at American Renaissance.
"Everyone accepts that it’s OK to read great thinkers of the past, like Aristotle, Hobbes, or Marx, who believed in things-slavery, absolutism, communism-that we abjure today.
But strangely, when it comes to the great racial thinkers of the past, this rule is suspended. So complete has been their effacement by the liberal establishment, so far beyond the pale of legitimate opinion have they been pushed, that it’s almost unnecessary to repress them anymore.
But in their day these men were best-selling authors and respected scholars. They produced some serious thinking on race that I have recently been trying to rediscover. The first of my rediscoveries: Lothrop Stoddard." - Robert Locke, former associate editor at FrontPageMagazine.com
"[...]in his utopianism, Stoddard definitely appealed to the progressive segment of the American audience of the day [...] for Stoddard the term conservative is one of dismissal, if not of outright opprobrium.
With only a little distancing from the Nietzschean position, Stoddard foresees as salvation from the triumphant Underman a new, aggressive aristocracy, bred in accord with eugenics.
Existing elites, writes Stoddard, certainly would never qualify as an aristocracy, "being loaded down with mediocrities and peppered with degenerates and inferiors." - Thomas F. Bertonneau, Visiting Professor of English at the State University of New York College, Oswego, New York.
- Introduction by Kevin MacDonald vii
- Note on the Text xxiii
- Preface xxv
- I. The Burden of Civilization 3
- II. The Iron Law of Inequality 27
- III. The Nemesis of the Inferior 75
- IV. The Lure of the Primitive 105
- V. The Ground-Swell of Revolt 121
- VI. The Rebellion of the Under-Man 151
- VII. The War Against Chaos 185
- VIII. Neo-Aristocracy 199
- Bibliography 225
- Index 229