Date of Birth: 07/14/1816
Place of Birth: Paris
Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau - the French diplomat, sociologist and writer who published a major book of his life, "Essay on the inequality of human races" in 1853-1855 years. This work was one of the first serious studies of racial theory. According to Gobineau, the driving force behind the development of peoples is the inequality associated with racial differences. The most capable of cultural development scientist believed the Aryan race, which is a mixture of a non-white nations leads to a reduction of its abilities. Gobineau was a pessimist and believed the degeneration of the white race irreversible process.
Gobineau, Joseph Arthur de (Gobineau), (1816-1882), a French sociologist, writer and publicist, one of the founders of the racist theories and racial-anthropological school in sociology. Born July 14, 1816 in Paris. In 1849-77 in the diplomatic service. The main work "The inequality of human races" (1853-1855) tried to justify the need for the existence of the ruling elite and put forward the theory that inequality is associated with racial differences, and the ensuing fight races are the driving force behind the development of peoples. According to Gobineau, the most capable of cultural development is the white (Aryan) race, especially its German branch. In an effort to expand its influence, the Aryan race is mixed with other races, which leads to a decrease in its ability and culture. This leads to the loss of the highest races and the dominant position of the emergence of democracy, which Gobineau considered the worst form of government.
Hitler and other Nazi ideologues borrowed and adapted to their own philosophical conceptions of many provisions of Gobineau`s theory in order to justify the "right" to the Germans to dominate the world.
Hitler: "All the human culture, all the achievements of art, science and technology, of which we are today - the fruit of creativity of the Aryans ... He [Aryan] - Prometheus of mankind from whose bright brow at all times flew the sparks of genius, kindling the fire of knowledge illuminating the dark mist of ignorance that allowed a person to rise above other creatures of the earth ... "
Himmler: "We believe that as long as people live in the land law of history is the struggle between humans and subhuman race is strong right determinant of justice.".
Hitler: "If we divide mankind into three categories: the creators of culture, its media and its destroyers, the first to be considered representative only Aryans ... The German people - the embodiment of virtues of the Aryan race, it is designed as a master race subdue the less valuable people, resorting to any means of coercion ... Let he who wants to live, comes into the fight, and the one who does not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve the right to life. "