White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots

In his article in the Atlantic, Adam Serwer ties Madison Grant’s 1916 book  The Passing of the Great Race to current political and ideological struggles as well as to its long acknowledged source for Hitler with its doctrine of race purity.  “[T]o recognize the homegrown historical antecedents of today’s rhetoric is to call attention to certain disturbing assumptions that have come to define the current immigration debate in America—in particular, that intrinsic human worth is rooted in national origin, and that a certain ethnic group has a legitimate claim to permanent political hegemony in the United States. . . . the source of greatest danger has been those who would choose white purity over a diverse democracy”. Read his article by clicking here.

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