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crucible out of which comes the finer metal.Chapter9Europeanlmperiaiism 247You may hope for atime when the sword shallbe turned inca the ploughshare, when Ameri-can and German and English traders shall nolonger compete in the markets of the world fortheir raw material and for their food supply,when the white man and the dark shall sharethe soil between them, and each till it as helists [pleases]. But, believe me, when that daycomes mankind wiH no longer progress; therewill be nothing tocheck the fertility of inferiorstock; the relentless lawof heredity will not becontrolled and guided by natural selection.Man will stagnate.The ... great function of science in nationallife... istoshow uswhat narionallife means,andhow the nation isavast organism subject.tothe great forces of evolution. .There is astruggle of race against race and of nationagainst nation. In the early days of that Strug-gle it was ablind, unconscious struggle ofbar-baric tribes. At the present day, in the case ofthe civilized white man, it has become moreand more rhe conscious, carefully directed at-tempt of the nationtofit itselftoa continu-ously changing environment. The nation hasto foresee how and where the struggle will becarried on; the maintenance of national posi-tion is becoming more and more a consciouspreparation for changing conditions, an insightinto the needs ofcoming environments.... If a nation is to maintain its position inthis struggle, it must be fully provided withtrained brains in every department of nationalactivity, from the governmenttothe factory,and have, if possible, areserve0/brainandphysiquetofall back upon in times of nationalcrisis.You will see that my view-andI think itmay be called the scientific view of a nation-isthat ofan organized whole, kept uptoahighpitch of internal efficiency by insuring that itsnumbers are substantially recruited from thebetter srocks, and kept uptoa high pitch ofexternal efficiency bycontest. chiefly byway ofwar with inferior races, and with equal racesby the struggle for trade-routes and for the
What nationalisticviews were expressed In Cecil Rhodes' "Confession of Faith"?