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" If I were asked: What is the greatest danger which threatens the American republic today? I would certainly reply: The gradual dying out among our people of those hereditary traits through which the principles of our religious, political and social foundations... "
The Passing of the Great Race: Or, The Racial Basis of European History - Page ix
by Madison Grant - 1918 - 296 pages
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The Italian Contribution to American Democracy

John Horace Mariano - Italians - 1921 - 317 pages
...: "If I were asked: What is the greatest danger that threatens the American public today? I should certainly reply : The gradual dying out among our...down and their insidious replacement by traits of a less noble character." Racial backwardness is not racial inferiority.* Racial backwardness most always...
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Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race

Ashley Montagu - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 699 pages
...will the integrity of our institutions be maintained in the future." Osborn concluded with the words, "If I were asked: What is the greatest danger which...insidious replacement by traits of less noble character. In the German translation of Grant's book, the word for "insidious" in Osborn "s preface is hinterlistig,...
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Getting Beyond Race: The Changing American Culture

Richard J. Payne - Social Science - 1998 - 240 pages
...the Great Race, Henry Fairfield Osborn argued that the greatest danger to the American republic was the "gradual dying out among our people of those hereditary...their insidious replacement by traits of less noble character."45 So deeply ingrained were these ideas in American thought that legislation was passed...
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Business As a System of Power

Robert A. Brady - Business & Economics - 340 pages
...parentage, having moved to Germany at an early age. 21 Curator of the Natural History Museum. He wrote, "If I were asked: What is the greatest danger which...religious, political, and social foundations were laid and correspond closely with the divisions of social cleavage. The great lesson of the science of race...
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The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale ...

Jerome Karabel - Education - 2005 - 711 pages
...maintained in the future." Osborn was clear about what he thought was the greatest threat facing America: "The gradual dying out among our people of those hereditary...their insidious replacement by traits of less noble character."38 Like Grant, a fervent advocate of immigration restriction, Osborn believed that "the...
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