Robertson & Cattell Join Forces

Who is Raymond B. Cattell?

Raymond B. Cattell is a world-renowned psychologist known primarily for his work in IQ and personality testing. At ninety-two years old, he is the author of some 41 books and 450 research articles. Most of his original work in social theory and eugenics can be found in his publications of the 1930s. Virtually all his social ideas and Beyondist philosophy dates from this period. Along with a legion of devoted students he has formulated many of the standardized tests of personality and ability in use today. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious academic awards including the Darwin Fellowship, the Wenner-Gren Prize of the New York Academy of Science, the Psychometric Award of APA/Educational Testing Service, and the Dobzhansky Award for lifetime achievement of the Behavior Genetics Society. Cattell is the founder of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP); the Cattell Institute, and The Trust for the Advancement of Beyondism. Each year the American Educational Research Association honors one its members with the Raymond B. Cattell Award, and SMEP bestows the Cattell Award for Distinguished Multivariate Behavioral Research. In sum, he is among the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century.

Beyondism: What is it?

Cattell promulgates a new religious movement, "Beyondism," a reformulation of theological elements in classic Galtonian eugenics. Galton, defined eugenics as a "science," which would form the foundation of a civic religion that he hoped would replace Christianity and "provide a secular substitute for traditional religion" (Kevles, 1985, especially pp. 3-20; p. 68).

Nearly five decades ago, Cattell dubbed this religion, "Beyondism." Cattell's first monograph on the topic was, A New Morality from Science: Beyondism (Cattell, 1972). This was followed by Beyondism: Religion from Science (Cattell, 1987). According to Cattell, Christianity is "a denial of the urge to evolution" encouraging "the increase of the unfit," and thus the destruction of western civilization. Beyondism, by contrast, purports to be a rational religion based on evolutionary theory which says the fittest should inherit the earth. Any soft-hearted amelioration of the struggle for existence can only lead to the survival of the unfit and the demise of civilization.

Who is Wilmot Robertson?

Wilmot Robertson publishes Instauration, a neo-fascist magazine aimed primarily at an academic and educated audience. He also runs his own publishing house and his books are distributed primarily through extremist groups and direct mail order. None of Robertson’s publications are advertised in mainstream academic journals or mass media. No one simply stumbles upon Robertson’s publications. To my knowledge, Cattell is the only major academic willing to be forthright about his association with Robertson.

Robertson believes that "the essence of history is the rise and fall of races" (Robertson, The Dispossessed Majority, 1972/1996, p. 535). In the grand design of evolution, one race will ultimately survive to give birth to "a new species, the better-than-man." The race best suited to shoulder this burden is the Northern European. Unfortunately, the "American Majority" has been dispossessed by the Jews who have taken control of American culture (Robertson, 1973, p. 536). His latest work, The Ethnostate argues that the Northern and Western European elements of the population have lost any chance of recapturing America. Robertson, therefore, calls for small ethnically unified "ethnostates." (Robertson, 1992, pp. ix-x). The Ethnostate was called "a timely supplement to the argument of the Beyondist" in the first issue of Cattell’s quarterly (The Beyondist, 1993, p. 2). Cattell, thanks Robertson in the preface of his 1987 monograph, Beyondism: Religion from Science, and Robertson honored Cattell with a cover story and long laudatory review of Beyondism in Instauration (Instauration, 1989, pp. 5-7).

Advocates of the ethnostate have been given a great boost since the demise of the Soviet Union. Many racial nationalist groups now advocate the splintering of the United States into smaller units. Michael Hill, for example, professor of History at Stillman College and President of the Southern League calls for secession (see news note on Southern League). Jared Taylor's American Renaissance group openly declares that racial integration has failed and promotes the division of the U.S. into racially separate states. Even Dinesh D’Sousa, who contends that racism is dead, recognized Taylor and his organization as white supremacists. D’Sousa was not surprised when he met David Duke in the elevator while attending a conference of the American Renaissance in Atlanta. Nor was he surprised to see Duke and Taylor chatting together several times during the weekend (D’Souza, The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society, 1995, pp. 387-89). The American Renaissance Internet page features a wide array of academic racists and eugenic advocates (

"Robertson & Cattell Join Forces"
Copyright, Institute for the Study of Academic Racism, 1997