Moreover, the Chinese are more than nationalistic; they are a people for whom the concept of Herrenvolk
[master race] is not some passing and malign idiosyncrasy, but a defining condition of identity.
So one of Behan's arresting officers is described as having 'a blonde, Herrenvolk
his policies of Lebensraum, Herrenvolk
and ruthless determination quite clear, yet incredibly, few heeded these threats until it was too late.
Pierre van den Berghe characterized this system as a herrenvolk
Whereas labour defence activists often appealed to the dictates of natural law, rooted in a white herrenvolk
republicanism, in order to delegitimize state-sanctioned violence against the working class, this same form of racial vigilantism was used to justify lynching in the south.
In addition to reasons of white geographic mobility and herrenvolk
democracy outlined by Charles Bolton, the "competing and contradictory" nature of the relationship between whites and poor whites militated against any sort of underclass solidarity.
I was too much for the benighted herrenvolk
of Brandfort, the children of Hendrik Verwoerd.
Melissa Steyn, following George Frederickson, points out that South Africa and the United States, "more than other multiracial societies resulting from the expansion of Europe between the sixteenth century and the twentieth" (2001: 23), have taken the idea of racial differentiation to its utmost extreme, creating "a kind of Herrenvolk
society in which people of color, however numerous or acculturated they may be, are treated as permanent aliens or outsiders" (Frederickson 1981: xi-xii).
But there is nothing inherently superior about the herrenvolk
idea of the supremacy of the whites.
Israel's rule in the occupied territories has transformed it from an imperfect liberal democracy into a Herrenvolk
democracy, a term coined for apartheid South Africa, where one group of citizens enjoys full rights, and another group none.
But how did he get under the skin of one of the Herrenvolk
As US institutional political support for apartheid crumbled, South Africa's herrenvolk
settler regime sank into the dustbin of history.