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On the Art of Persuading

The desire for domination is a different thing from race hatred, though it easily passes over into it as soon as domination becomes precarious. In the case of the Negroes, it can hardly be said that there is race hatred in the proper sense of the word; so long as they are content to accept a properly subordinate position, they are well liked, and it is only when they make an attempt to assert equal rights that white men become hostile to them. Race hatred is one of the cruel and least civilised emotions to which men in the mass are liable, and it is of the utmost importance for human progress that every possible method of diminishing it should be adopted. When there is no occasion for fear, race hatred does not arise. If the world were stable and everyone's economic position were secure, one do not believe that the different races of the world would hate each other.