World: Beyond the Gates

Once again the Aryans are bound for the Caucasian gates. Through these gates, said the ancients, the Asiatics descended upon Europe; among them were racial groups which some ethnologists later labeled Aryan.* Now Adolf Hitler's self-styled Aryans, going the other way, are preparing to storm the gates of the Caucasus again.

Germany's hope of reopening the Caucasian gates is not a matter of sentimental Aryan sightseeing. It springs from painful necessity. In the Caucasus lie the huge stores of oil that power the defenses of Russia. By cutting that supply Adolf Hitler would not...

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