The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy, published in 1920 by Lothrop Stoddard, is a book written from a eugenic viewpoint and makes a prediction that the world will be overcome by people of color.
Stoddard examined the races of the world and separated them, including a separation among the whites which he divided into three groups: Nordic, Alpine, and Mediterranean. In his view the Nordic whites were the best of the three. Common among white supremacist thought, Stoddard's book contains a strain of Anti-Semitism. (Stoddard believed Jews to be among the "undesirable" whites.)
Dr. Stoddard is an American, a graduate of Harvard and a citizen of New York, and like many Americans, aware that they have to attract the attention of a vast hustling audience absorbed in its activities over an enormous area, he is inclined to address it through a megaphone, in the strong, simple, emphatic language that that instrument demands. His message has thus to be a little discounted, but even when that allowance is made it remains a message it concerns us to hear, and it is delivered with force and knowledge. It is well to remember that his conclusions are, after all, fundamentally in harmony with those of sober and judicial observers in Europe, it is enough to mention Professor Demangeon's recent book Le Declin de l'Europe.
Influence on Fascism
In both the book and the movie The Great Gatsby, the story's antagonist Tom Buchanan mentions the ideas in the book favorably, as noble and scientific.
- The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 1, Global War
- The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America
- The World's Racial Problem, by Havelock Ellis, Birth Control Review, October, 1921, p. 14
- A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945
- The Pivot of Civilization in Historical Perspective: The Birth Control Classic
- What Ben Carson Knows about Planned Parenthood, National Review
- Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
- A Disquieting Book From Hitler's Library, The New York Times
- The great Gatsby- Civilisation's going to pieces