Gobineau, Joseph Arthur, comte de

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Gobineau, Joseph Arthur, comte de

(zhôzĕf` ärtür` kôNt də gōbēnō`), 1816–82, French diplomat and man of letters. The chief early French proponent of the theory of Nordic supremacy, he was antidemocratic and anti-Semitic. His major work was Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines (1853–55, tr. The Inequality of Human Races, 1915). He also wrote short stories, notably Nouvelles asiatiques (1876, tr. Five Oriental Tales, 1925).
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Gobineau in his great work, "L'Inegalite des Races Humaines", lays strong emphasis upon the evils which arise from promiscuous and inter-social marriages.
A l'age des extremes, il combat l'ethno-racisme des emules de Gobineau ou de Vacher de Lapouge, l'apologiste de la race superieure aryenne.
Thus, Nietzsche's numerous, often contradictory, statements about race need to be read in the context of 19th-century racial biology and the work of Arthur comte de Gobineau, the father of modern racism, whose work, The Inequality of Human Races (French original, 1852-1855), Nietzsche had encountered through his early mentor, composer Richard Wagner.
The judicial and legal systems protect "the race of princes" (9) to use the words of Joseph Arthur de Gobineau.
Firmin's masterful treatise is clearly a challenge to the dominant voices in nineteenth century physical anthropology and racial 'science'--most particularly the work of Joseph-Arthur Conte de Gobineau.
French colonialist Arthur de Gobineau, one of the main proponents of racial demography, saw miscegenation as an apocalyptic concept: "If mixtures of blood are, to a certain extent, beneficial to the mass of mankind, if they raise and ennoble it, this is merely at the expense of mankind itself, which is stunted, abased, enervated, and humiliated in the persons of its noblest sons"(210).
212) To fail to maintain this distinction is to fail to see the difference between Kant and Schmitt, Tocqueville and De Gobineau, or Mazzini and Mussolini.
Abordando o Brasil pela baia de Guanabara, o embaixador da Franca, Arthur de Gobineau, o descreveu como um lugar de caos onde tudo e "retorcido, recortado, rasgado", que comparava a imagem de "uma bela filha inculta, selvagem, que nao sabe ler nem escrever" (10).
Wagner was also reportedly influence by the racialist theories of Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau, the aristocratic French novelist who warned that the European races were in danger of being subsumed and mongrelized by what he termed "inferior" peoples.
Gobineau, Arthur de (1865) Les Religions et les Philosphies dans l'Asie centrale.
In addition to the "usual suspects" (for example, Locke, Hume, Smith), Losordo contends that Burke and de Gobineau are liberals, as is John Calhoun and even the supporters of Mussolini in Fascist Italy.
See also Alexis de Tocqueville, "Letter to Arthur de Gobineau November 17, 1853," in Selected Letters on Politics and Society, ed.