chapter  24
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Racism and the radical condemnation of modernity


Previously I indicated some essential distinctions between racism as a theory, racist modes of thought, and the racialism and behaviour that result from various ideologies.1 In so doing I adopted what is, to my mind, one of the crucial products of French thought, and in this discussion the most important stages in the development of this thought will be clarified. The definition of its terms is both the condition and the consequence of sociological research.