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By Richard H. King, Dan Stone

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) first argued that there have been continuities among the age of eu imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe in "The Origins of Totalitarianism" (1951). She claimed that theories of race, notions of racial and cultural superiority, and the fitting of 'superior races' to extend territorially have been issues that hooked up the white settler colonies, the opposite imperial possessions, and the fascist ideologies of post-Great battle Europe. those claims have hardly been taken up by way of historians. in simple terms in recent times has the paintings of students reminiscent of Jurgen Zimmerer and A. Dirk Moses all started to teach in a few element that Arendt was once right. This assortment doesn't search in basic terms to expound Arendt's evaluations on those topics; particularly, it seeks to exploit her insights because the jumping-off aspect for extra investigations - together with ones severe of Arendt - into the ways that race, imperialism, slavery and genocide are associated, and the ways that those phrases have affected the us, Europe, and the colonised global.

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A Germanic victory would be good for all humanity because Germany had the greatest creative and nurturing power [positiven SchcifJen] of all the world's peoples: Today the earth is closed to us; no barbarian peoples can break suddenly into our culture as God's scourge and destroy [vernichten] it, but likewise no fountain of youth stands at our disposal apart from our own youthful energy. The history of our times is only one day in the countless centuries that the world has before it. We must therefore do justice to the recognition of our value to the things of this world and false humanity would be a criminal act for all future human beings, for millions upon millions of our children and our children's children.

1 4. It is important to note that Giesebrecht included an essay advocating genocide in his collection. See the contribution by Major Boshart in Die Behalldlwlg der Eillgeboretlen, 39-45. 1 5. 3 (Oxford, 1 999); John Bridgman and Leslie J. Worley, "Genocide of the Hereros;' in Cetllury of Gmocide: Eyewit,uss Accoullts alld Critical Views, ed. Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, and Israel W Charny (New York/London, 1 997). 1 6. Emil Peters, "Der Begriffs sowie die staats- und viilkerrechtliche Stellung der Eingeborenen in den deutschen Schutzgebieten nach dem deutschem Kolonialrecht" (PhD.

But her analysis leads her to connect racism to imperialism rather than identify the seeds of racism that were already planted during colonialism. Arendt does not draw the connection between race-thinking and racism already at work both in precolonial slavery and during colonialism. This relationship is explored by Colin Palmer in "Rethinking American Slavery:' Palmer asserts: 40 I Kathryn T. Gines [BJy the fifteenth century, the Spaniards, Portuguese, and probably other Europeans had already assumed a posture of superiority over black Africans, based on cultural or phenotypical (racial) differences .

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