I would point out that Japan’s proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States.
– Hideki Tojo
In the post-enlightenment Europe of the 19th century the highest authority was no longer the Church. Instead it was science. Thus was born racial anti-Semitism, based on two disciplines regarded as science in their day – the ‘scientific study of race’ and the Social Darwinism of Herbert Spencer and Ernst Haeckel.
– Jonathan Sacks