The Passing of the Great Race
Examples of a high type threatened by a lower culture are afforded by the Finlanders, who are trying to escape the dire fate of their neighbors across the Gulf of Finland-the Russification of the Germans and Swedes of the Baltic Provinces-and by the struggle of the Danes of Schleswig to escape Germanization.
The Armenians, too, have resisted stoutly the pressure of Islam to force them away from their ancient Christian faith. This people really represents the last outpost of Europe toward the Mohammedan East and constitutes the best remaining medium through which Western ideals and culture can be introduced into Asia.
More of Madison Grant on Armenians here .