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American like Mr. Storldard, who has been broadened by travel and contact with the wider world, science, in, as it should hoc. organized daily knowledge and common sense. Thus journalists, good and bad, are the ones who form opinion in America, be. cause "scientists" are no dintreasingly stupiel.

Mr. Stoddard's thesis starts from the proposition that of the seventeen hundred million people on our carth today the great majority is made up of black, brown, red and yellow people. The white race, being in the minority, will dominates over the lands of black, brown, red and (in the case of Chinn) has assumed a right of dictatorship and disposal even in the yellow man's lands. In the course of this dictatorship and domination the white race has erected the barrier of the color line to keep the other races in their place. But this barrier in cracking and giving way at many points and the flood of racinl rell-assertion, hitherto dammed up, threatens to overflow the outer and inner dlikes and *weep away the dominntion of the whites.

The author npproaches his theme with a curiously graduated respect for other races. This respect, while it in a novelty in the attitude of the blond overlords, is always in direct proportion to the present power and discerniblc potentialities of the races discussed. For the yellow man of Japan and China he shows the greatest deference. The browns (of Indin, Persia, Afghani stan, keypt and the Mohammedan world in weneral) are, vil course, inferior, but must be respected for their militancy. The reds (the original American stock which is the backbone of the population of Mexico, Central and South America) are a source of contamination for white blood and an infernal nuisance, onpable of uniting with Japan and China in all onslaught on the land arcas reserved for white exploitation in the western world: while the blacks, at the foot of the ladder, have nicver amounted to anything, don't amount to anything now, and can never seriously menace the superiority of the whites.

The gradation is full of meaning, especially to those fervid theorists who affect to belleve that religion, morality, loyalty and good citizenship constitute « good claim to the white man's respect. For it is Japan's actual military might and China's impending military might which have put them in Grade A, while the brown man's show of resistance in Egypt, India and elsewhere under Islam, and his general physical amrest and

active discontrat have secured for him a classification in Grade Hi The American in Mexico and South America keeps his wintdow oprot toward the cast; but the black man still noems, in our author's eyes, to be the same loyal, kentle, stupiel beast of hurden that the white man's history has known --except in those parts of Africa in which he has accepted the Mohammedan religion and thus become a part of the potential terror of the Moslem world. 1.1 this we think our author mistaken; but, after all, it is neither arguments nor logic that will determine these inatters, but deeds and accomplishments.

Bolt, however his racial respect may be apportioned, Mr. Stoulo daril holds that his race is doomed. "If the present drist be not changed wc whites are all ultimately doomed. Unless we set our house in order the room will sooner or later overtake us all." The present reviewer stakes his money on "the doom," for the white race's disease is an ingrowing one whose development inheres in their very nature. They are so singularly constituted. that they woulit rather tear theinsclves to pirces parating as the Inrds of creation than see any other people achieve an equal lavor of fortume.

In the pages of this bark the reithor presents many chastening truths. a10101 wide vistas of international politics which are colightening when carefully studied. But it is not our intent to cover the entire field of his work, and we think that we have said enough to indicate the high value and suggestiveness of the work. But we may he allowed to point out that all the way through the author, though clear and enlightened, remains an unreconstructed Anglo-Saxon, desirous of opening the eyes of his race to the dangers which berct them through their racial injustice and arrogance; but sternly, resolutely, intent that they shall not share their overlordship with any other of the sons of earth. His book is written in a clear and commendable style; he shows but few defects of temper and a shrewd mastery of his male. riala. The book should be widely read by intelligent men of color from Tokio to Tallahassee, It is published by Charles Scribner's Sons at $3, and is well worth the price.

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'Take up the Black Man's burden

And reap your old reward:
The curse of those ye cozen,

The hate of those ye barred
firom your Canadian cities

And your Australian ports;
Anel when they ask for meat and drink

Go, girdle them with forts.

Take up the Black Man's burden

Ye cannot stoop to less.
Will not your fraud of "freedorn"

Still cloak your greediness?
But, by the gods ye worship,

And by the deeds ye do,
These silent, sullen peoples

Shall weigh your gods and you.

Take up the Black Man's burden

Until the tale is told,
Until the balances of hatc

Bear down the beam of gold.
And while ye wait remember

That Justice, though delayed,
will hold you as her debtor

Till the Black Man's debt is paid.

LGM, 12

The University of Chicago Library

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