Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi
Richard Nikolaus Eijiro, Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi (16 November 1894 – 27 July 1972) was an Austrian-Japanese politician, philosopher and Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi. A pioneer of European integration, he served as the founding president of the Paneuropean Union for 49 years.
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- The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today's races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals. [...] Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit. This happened at the moment when Europe's feudal aristocracy became dilapidated, and thanks to Jewish emancipation.
- "Praktischer Idealismus" (Practical Idealism), Wien/Leipzig 1925, pages 20, 23, 50
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- International Paneuropean Union
- European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi
- Archival sources on the Paneuropean Union and the European Parliamentary Union at the Historical Archives of the EU in Florence
- Newspaper clippings about Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
- Recordings of interviews and speeches with Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi in the Online Archive of the Österreichische Mediathek (in German). Retrieved 29 July 2019