Despite the narrowly descriptive content of 'The Distribution of Jews in the Municipality', it was continuous with an Aryanist
vision of a Europe stratified and purged by race.
After Germany's stunning defeat and the ruinous terms of peace, Hitler became a full blown Aryanist
Moreover, `impure' races already constituted part of the Portuguese, a people of Latin origin, which in an Aryanist
perspective was a mark of inferiority in relation to the Saxons, the Germans and even the Slavs.
The roots of European culture that he identifies belong predominantly to the Semitic Orient, and one of Molefi Asante's disciples, Kwesi Otabil, in his recent The Agonistic Imperative points out with some justice that Bernal, as an Anglo-Jewish-American, belongs to the Indo-Aryan-European group and must himself be counted as an Aryanist
To Oberg, Morris (particularly in The Roots of the Mountains and The Wood Beyond the World) is both an Aryanist
and a Social Darwinist (Oberg, 1978, 112-3).
The narrative reinterpretation of these historians also liberated them from the racialist and Aryanist
construction to which they had been subjected earlier.
But this catalogue of virtues, which would an age ago have been grist for Aryanist
mills, is shown by Wolf to have ironic undertones.
His positive orientalism countered the views of Aryanists
, such as Matthew Arnold and E.