- Kevin B. MacDonald
Kevin B. MacDonald, (born
January 24, 1944) is a professor of psychologyat California State University, Long Beach, best known for his use of evolutionary psychologyto inform his study of Judaismas being what he says is a "group evolutionary strategy". MacDonald's most controversial claim is his assertion that a suite of traits that he attributes to Jews, including higher-than-average verbal intelligence and ethnocentricism, have been eugenically derived throughout history to enhance the ability of Jews to out-compete non-Jews for resources while undermining the power and self-confidence of the white majorities in Europe and America.*Kevin MacDonald: " [http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/archives/vol3no2/km-understanding.html Understanding Jewish Influence I: Background Traits for Jewish Activism] ". theoccidentalquarterly.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.] *Kevin MacDonald: " [http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/archives/vol3no3/km-understandII.html Understanding Jewish Influence II: Zionism and the Internal Dynamics of Judaism] ". theoccidentalquarterly.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.] Kevin MacDonald: " [http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/archives/vol4no2/km-understandIII.html Understanding Jewish Influence III: Neoconservatism as a Jewish Movement] ". theoccidentalquarterly.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.] MacDonald has been accused in one article of employing scapegoating techniques that resemble classical Nazism, [cite book
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coauthors = Jael Miriam Silliman, Anannya Bhattacharjee
title = Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization
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chapter = Greening the Swastika: Nativism and Anti-Semitism in the Population and Environment Debate
quote = MacDonald foresees a United States "heading down a volatile path — a path that leads to ethnic warfare and to the development of collectivist, authoritarian and racial enclaves. MacDonald's views on fertility likewise build on his theory of biological determinism and his racist academic discourse. ... MacDonald's techniques of scapegoating may have evolved in complexity from classical Nazi fascism, but the similariities are far from remote.
ref = ] although MacDonald tries to distance himself from extremist organizations that have embraced his views. [cite web| url=http://www.commonwealinstitute.org/newsletters/newsletter.v05.n04.htm | title=Uncommon Denominator |publisher=Commonweal Institute |month=August | year=2006 | Volume=5 | issue=4 |quote=MacDonald’s work has been enthusiastically embraced by neo-Nazi groups. No one is suggesting that MacDonald himself espouses such extremism, and he has been at pains to distance himself from the disreputables in his intellectual corner, but at the very minimum his work keeps some very shady company, routinely cropping up next to the more blatant material.] Macdonald's colleagues in his university's Psychology Department have begun formally dissociating themselves from his views.cite web
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MacDonald was born in
Oshkosh, Wisconsinand raised in a traditional Roman Catholicfamily.George Michael, Professor Kevin MacDonald's critique of Judaism: legitimate scholarship or the intellectualization of anti-semitism?, "Journal of Church and State" September 22, 2006 [http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/JC&S48-2006.pdf] ] His father was a policemanand his mother was a secretary. He went to parochial schools and played basketball in high school. He entered the University of Wisconsin-Madisonand became an activist in the anti-war movementfrom about 1965 to 1975. During this period, he perceived the East Coast Jewish origins of the majority of the movement there (" Culture of Critique", p 104), which motivated his interest in Jewish intellectual movements.
MacDonald became a
philosophymajor and lost his radicalism. He embarked on a career as a Jazz pianist, but by the late 1970s had abandoned it in favour of academia. While in graduate school, he became attracted to E.O. Wilson's theory of sociobiology. He has two adult children from his first marriage.
MacDonald is the author of seven books on evolutionary psychology and child development and is the author or editor of over thirty academic articles in refereed journals. He received his B.A. from the
University of Wisconsin-Madisonin 1966, and M.S. in biology from the University of Connecticutin 1976. He earned a Ph.D. in 1981 (Biobehavioral Sciences) from the University of Connecticut where he studied under Professor Benson E. Ginsburg, one of the founders and leaders of modern behavior genetics, as his advisor. His thesis was on the behavioral development of wolves and resulted in two publications: MacDonald, K. B., and Ginsburg, B. E. (1981). "Induction of normal behavior in wolves with restricted rearing." "Behavioral and Neural Biology", 33, 133-162;MacDonald, K. B. (1983). "Development and stability of personality characteristics in prepubertal wolves." "Journal of Comparative Psychology", 97, 99-106, 1983.
He completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Ross Parke at the psychology department of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignin 1983. His work there concerned rough and tumble play in children (he had two small boys at home at the time as well) and resulted in three publications::*MacDonald, K. B., & Parke, R. D. (1984). "Bridging the g
He served as Secretary-Archivist of the
Human Behavior and Evolution Societyand was elected as a member of the executive board from 1995 to 2001. He was an editor of " Population and Environment" and is an associate editor of the journal "Sexuality & Culture". He serves on the Advisory Board of "The Occidental Quarterly", a journal that has been described by Max Blumenthal on the website of liberal magazine " The American Prospect" as “the premier voice of the white-nationalist movement”Max Blumenthal: " [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=8442 White Noise] ". The American Prospect. August 31, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.] , and makes occasional contributions to " VDARE.com", an immigration reductionist webzine. Peter Brimelowof VDARE denies it being a white nationalist webzine, but acknowledges having white nationalist writers amongst its contributors. Bimelow does not list MacDonald as one of these.Peter Brimelow: " [http://www.vdare.com/pb/060724_vdare.htm Is VDARE.COM “White Nationalist”?] ". VDARE.com. July 24, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.]
He has been with the Department of Psychology at California State University-Long Beach since 1985 and as a full professor since 1995.
Theory of Judaism as a "Group Evolutionary Strategy"
:"For the main article, see
The Culture of Critique series."
MacDonald is best known for his trilogy that analyzes
Judaismand Jewish culture from the perspective of evolutionary psychology, comprising "A People That Shall Dwell Alone" (1994), "Separation and Its Discontents" (1998), and "The Culture of Critique" (1998). He proposes that Judaism is a group evolutionary strategy to enhance the ability of Jews to out-compete non-Jews for resources. Using the term "Jewish ethnocentrism", he argues that Judaism fosters in Jews a series of marked genetic traits, including above-average verbal intelligence and a strong tendency toward collectivist behavior.
MacDonald bases a good amount of his scholarship on well-known Jewish historians such as
Jacob Katz, Albert Lindemannand Peter Novick.Fact|date=May 2008
On Jews and immigration policies
MacDonald says that "the organized Jewish community" has been the single most important and powerful group in favor of unrestricted immigration to the United States, and that the community has been acting in its "own perceived collective interests," regardless of whether these are in conflict with the interests of other Americans.Kevin MacDonald: " [http://www.vdare.com/macdonald/040619_1924_immigration.htm Was the 1924 Immigration Cut-off “Racist”?] ". VDARE.com. June 19, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.]
MacDonald's main thesis centers on the period preceding the
1965 Immigration Actwhen strict, country-of-origin based quotas existed, mostly favoring immigration from Europe. According to MacDonald, while most of the ethnic communities in that period were somewhat active in trying to affect the increase of immigration quotas from their own countries of origin (i.e. the Irish for immigration from Ireland, Greeks for immigration from Greece etc.), only the Jewish community activists were requesting (and ultimately obtained in 1965) the dismantling of country-of-origin quotas and an increase in immigration across the board.Fact|date=March 2007 This policy shift benefited primarily non-European immigration and had a profound impact on the U.S. demographics in the following decades.Fact|date=March 2007Macdonald says that Jews opposed immigration quotas because a diverse America was safer for Jews.
Race, culture, and intelligence
Race and intelligence."
Like some of his fellow contributors to "
Vdare", MacDonald questions claims that racial differences are unimportant or illusory and that racial and cultural assimilation will be an easy process. He points to the phenomenon of popular scientists such as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, Leon Kamin, Steven Rose, and Jared Diamond, who were all born to Jewish parents, and who have been leading proponents of the view that there is no biological basis for race, and that variance between races in mean IQis caused by environmental rather than hereditary factors.
MacDonald published a three articles in "The Occidental Quarterly", a journal of opinion for self-described "white nationalists," on the alleged similarities between
neoconservatismand several other possibly Jewish-dominated influential intellectual and political movements. He argues that " [t] aken as a whole, neoconservatism is an excellent illustration of the key traits behind the success of Jewish activism: ethnocentrism, intelligence and wealth, psychological intensity, and aggressiveness." His general conclusions are that neoconservatism fits into a general pattern of twentieth-century Jewish intellectual and political activism. Since Leo Strauss, a philosophy professor, taught several of the putative founders of the neoconservatism, MacDonald concludes he is a central figure in the neo-conservative movement and sees him as "the quintessential rabbinical guru with devoted disciples".Kevin MacDonald: " [http://www.vdare.com/macdonald/030918_neoconservatism.htm Thinking About Neoconservatism] ". VDARE.com. September 18, 2003. Retrieved on 2007-09-04."]
MacDonald contends that, like Freudian
psychoanalysisand Marxism, neoconservatism uses arguments that appeal to non-Jews, rather than appealing explicitly to Jewish interests. MacDonald argues that non-Jewish neo-conservatives like Jeane Kirkpatrickand Donald Rumsfeldare examples of an ability to recruit prominent non-Jews while nevertheless preserving a Jewish core and an intense commitment to Jewish interests: "it makes excellent psychological sense to have the spokespeople for any movement resemble the people they are trying to convince." [Kevin Macdonald. [http://www.vdare.com/macdonald/030918_neoconservatism.htm Thinking About Neoconservatism.] Vdare. 09/18/03.] He considers it significant that neoconservatism's commitment to mass immigration is uncharacteristic of past conservative thought and is identical to liberal Jewish opinion.
Although he acknowledges not having read any of MacDonald's books at the time of issuing his "Slate Magazine" attack against MacDonald, in a letter to that magazine,
HarvardUniversity psychology professor Steven Pinkermaintained that MacDonald's theses were unable to pass the threshold of attention-worthiness and/or peer-approval, and contained a "consistently invidious portrayal of Jews, couched in value-laden, disparaging language. [ [http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/slatedialog.html Slate Magazine Dialogue On: How To Deal With Fringe Academics] ]
Reviewing MacDonald’s "A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy" in "The Jewish Quarterly Review", Sander Gilman, professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago describes MacDonalds argument about a Jewish group evolutionary strategy as a "bizarre" one which "recasts all of the hoary old myths about Jewish psychological difference and its presumed link to Jewish superior intelligence in contemporary sociobiological garb.” ["The Jewish Quarterly Review", New Ser., Vol. 86, No. 1/2. (Jul. - Oct., 1995), pp. 198-201.]
Reviewing Macdonald’s "A People That Shall Dwell Alone" in the "Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion", Eugen Schoenfeld, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Georgia State University said the book contained "sloppy scholarship" and says that Macdonald’s comparison of Jewish collectivism during the biblical period with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English individualism “indicates a total ignorance of the impact of industrialization on Western societies. [ Eugen Schoenfeld. Review: A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy by Kevin MacDonald. "Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion". Vol. 34, No. 3 (Sep., 1995):408-410.]
Reviewing Macdonald’s "Separation and Its Discontents" in the "American Jewish Society Review" in 2000, Zev Garber, Professor of Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College, writes that MacDonald works from the assumption that the dual Torah is the blueprint of the eventual Jewish dominion over the world.” and that he sees contemporary anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and attacks against Israel as “provoked by Jews themselves." Garber concludes that Macdonald’s "rambling who-is-who-isn’t roundup of Jews responsible for the “Jewish Problem” borders on the irrational and is conducive to misrepresentation.” [Seth Garber. Review: Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism, Kevin MacDonald and Antisemitism. Bowerdean Briefings, Milton Shain. "American Jewish Society Review". Vol. 25, No. 1. (2000 - 2001):159-161.]
Praise from white supremacists and neo-nazis
A 2006 article in "The Nation" magazine reports that Macdonald's 2004 "Understanding Jewish Influence: A Study in Ethnic Activism" "has turned MacDonald into a celebrity within white nationalist and neo-Nazi circles." [ [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060410/blumenthal Republicanizing the Race Card.] "The Nation". Posted online, March 23, 2006.] Writing in the "Journal of Church and State," Professor George Michael noted that MacDonald's work "has been well received by those in the racialist right, as it amounts to a theoretically sophisticated justification for anti-Semitism," and that on the far right MacDonald "has attained a near reverential status and is generallyconsidered beyond reproach".
A colleague of MacDonald's, Martin Fiebert [ [http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/ Martin Fiebert Ph.D. page] at the
California State University, Long Beach[http://www.csulb.edu/ website] ] criticized MacDonald for being cited by white supremacist, anti-semitic, and neo-nazi organizations. [http://www.fpp.co.uk/docs/SPLC/LATimes_250407.html "Probe of Cal State Long Beach professor sought"] , Louis Sahagun, April 25, 2007, " Los Angeles Times"] The Southern Poverty Law Centercriticized MacDonald for holding panels and working with Virginia Abernethy, a self-described "white separatist" and member of the white supremacist organization Council of Conservative Citizenswhich describes blacks as "a retrograde species of humanity" among other thingsHeidi Beirich. [http://www.splcenter.org/intel/news/item.jsp?site_area=1&aid=252 Promoting Hate. California Professor is Font of Anti-Semitism.] "Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report". Spring 2007.] The SPLC also criticized MacDonald for publishing in, and receiving a 10,000 dollar grant from, the white nationalist publication "The Occidental Quarterly." In October 2004, he accepted the Jack LondonLiterary Prize from "The Occidental Quarterly", using the award ceremony as an occasion to argue for the need for a "white ethnostate" to maintain high racial birthrates. In his acceptance speech, he stated, "The best way to preserve ethnic interests is to defend an ethnostate — a nation that is explicitly intended to preserve the ethnic interests of its citizens." According to MacDonald, one of the functions of such a state would be to exclude non-European immigrants who are attracted to the state by its wealth and prosperity. At the conclusion of his speech, he remarked, "The alternative faced by Europeans throughout the Western world is to place themselves in a position of enormous vulnerability in which their destinies will be determined by other peoples, many of whom hold deep historically conditioned hatreds toward them. Europeans’ promotion of their own displacement is the ultimate foolishness — an historical mistake of catastrophic proportions." [cite web | url=http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/WestSurvive.htm |date=October 31, 2004 | title=Can the Jewish Model Help the West Survive? | last=MacDonald | first=Kevin | publisher=kevinmacdonald.net ]
MacDonald testified in defense of convicted holocaust denier
David Irving, where he alleged that the suppression of Irving's work was "an example of Jewish tactics for combating anti-Semitism." [Kevin MacDonald: " [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/Irving.html My Decision to Testify for Irving] ". kevinmacdonald.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.] MacDonald said he was an "agnostic" in regards to the Holocaust. Fact|date=June 2008 MacDonald's testimony caused a backlash among his colleagues.
MacDonald has an extensive following among
white supremacists and neo-Nazis. [Max Blumenthal. [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060410/blumenthal Republicanizing the Race Card.] "The Nation", March 23, 2006: "The journal contained Long Beach State University evolutionary psychology professor Kevin MacDonald's article "Understanding Jewish Influence: A Study in Ethnic Activism", which contends that Jews have special psychological traits that allow them to out-compete white Gentiles for resources and power. The 2004 tract has turned MacDonald into a celebrity within white nationalist and neo-Nazi circles."] Former KKK leader, David Dukehas praised MacDonald's work on his webite [Louis Sahagun. [http://www.calstate.edu/pa/clips2007/april/25april/prof.shtml Probe of Cal State Long Beach professor sought.] "Los Angeles Times", April 25, 2007: "One of MacDonald's essays on Jews is highlighted on the official website of former Ku Klux Klan member David Duke, who said it contains "a deeper intellectual understanding of the nature of Jewish supremacism and its implications for European Americans."] Neo-Nazi Victor Gerhard wrote in a 2003 E-mail exchange that MacDonald's The Culture of Critique "is completely true; that to rail against blacks and Hispanics without mentioning Jews is like complaining about the symptoms and not the disease." When MacDonald won his award from the "Occidental Quarterly", the ceremony was attended by David Duke; Don Black, the founder of white supremacist site Stormfront; Jamie Kelso, a senior moderator at Stormfront; and the head of the neo-Nazi National Vanguard, Kevin Alfred Strom. In 2005, Kelso told the "Occidental Report" that he was meeting up with MacDonald to conduct business. MacDonald is also featured in the Stormfront member Brian Jost's anti-immigrant film "The Line in the Sand", where he blamed Jews for destroying the European domination of America through their liberal pro-immigration views.
Heidi Beirich of the
Southern Poverty Law Centertold the " Los Angeles Times", "Not since Hitler's ' Mein Kampf' have anti-Semites had such a comprehensive reference guide to what's 'wrong with Jews.' His work is widely advertised and touted on white supremacist websites and sold by neo-Nazi outfits like National Vanguard Books, which considers them 'the most important books of the last 100 years.' "
MacDonald has been highly critical of the SPLC's investigation of him, including the November 2006 visit to his university's campus by the SPLC's Bierich. Shortly after the visit, the University issued a statement supporting MacDonald's academic freedom. Bierich acknowledges that the University supports MacDonald "unequivically". In reply to Bierich, University spokeswoman Toni Beron replied, "The university will support MacDonald's academic freedom and freedom of speech." On his website, MacDonald has a disclaimer stating "nothing on this website should be interpreted to suggest that I condone white racial superiority, genocide, Nazism, or Holocaust denial. I advocate none of these and strongly dissociate myself and my work from groups that do. Nor should my opinions be used to support discrimination against Jews or any other group." [ [http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/books.htm Kevin MacDonald Homepage ] ] [ [http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=1364 SPLCenter.org: Promoting Hate ] ] . In addition, the Psychology Department on December 4th, and 6th, issued three statements; a "Statement on Academic Freedom and Responsibility in Research" [ [http://www.csulb.edu/~psych/deptinfo/academic.html Psychology Faculty Position Announcements ] ] ,a "Statement on Diversity" [ [http://www.csulb.edu/~psych/deptinfo/diversity.html Psychology Faculty Position Announcements ] ] , and a "Statement on Misuse of Psychologists' Work" [ [http://www.csulb.edu/~psych/deptinfo/misuse.html Psychology Faculty Position Announcements ] ] .
Toni Beron, a spokeswoman for CSULB, said that at least two classes a year taught by all professors — including MacDonald — have student evaluations, and that some of the questions on those evaluations are open-ended, allowing students to raise any issue. "Nothing has come through" to suggest bias in class, she said. "We don't see it." [http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/04/26/macdonald Professor of Hate? :: Inside Higher Ed :: Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education ] ]
Jonathan Knight, who handles academic freedom issues for the American Association of University Professors said that if there are no indications that MacDonald shares his views in class, "I don’t see a basis for an investigation" into what goes on in his courses.
Responses to MacDonald's critics
MacDonald has written that his critics haven't judged his work on its merits, but instead believe "the subject is taboo and discussing it should be forbidden. [ [http://vdare.com/macdonald/061114_splc.htm VDARE.com: 11/14/06 - Heidi Does Long Beach: The SPLC vs. Academic Freedom ] ]
outhern Poverty Law Center
MacDonald says on his website that he has been the target of a campaign against him by the Southern Poverty Law Center,kevinmacdonald.net: [http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/Beirich.htm Campaign Against Me by the Southern Poverty Law Center] . Retrieved 2008-04-05.] and others. MacDonald holds, among other complaints, that the SPLC's publicity on MacDonald such as "The Thirteen Scariest People in America" [ [http://www.alternet.org/story/43586/ AlterNet: The Thirteen Scariest People in America ] ] and "Promoting Hate--California Professor is Font of Anti-Semitism," [ [http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=741 SPLCenter.org: Promoting Hate ] ] contain severe misrepresentations and distortions of his work. Heidi Bierich, the author of the reports, had traveled to California State University–Long Beach to interview students, faculty, and administrators about Macdonald.
Among the claims Macdonald takes issue with is Beirich's claim in her report for the SPLC that he "suggest [s] that colleges restrict Jewish admission and Jews be heavily taxed 'to counter the Jewish advantage in the possession of wealth.'" In his rebuttal, Macdonald reproduces the full passage as follows:
"Moreover, achieving parity between Jews and other ethnic groups would entail a high level of discrimination against individual Jews for admission to universities or access to employment opportunities and even entail a large taxation on Jews to counter the Jewish advantage in the possession of wealth, since at present Jews are vastly overrepresented among the wealthy and the successful in the United States."Macdonald insists that he was simply discussing a hypothetical ethnic spoils system. He writes, "There is a big difference between advocating something and discussing this as a grim likelihood. I am discussing the possible consequences of a hypothetical ethnicity-based spoils system."
Beirich also claimed that Macdonald ""blames the deaths of "millions of people" on "the failure of Jewish assimilation into European societies."" In his rebuttal, Macdonald notes he is contending that inter-group competition is at the root of anti-Semitism and bloody conflicts between Jews and non-Jews throughout history:
"I think that my critics essentially want me to assert that Jewish behavior is utterly irrelevant to anti-Semitism, and I cannot accept that point of view. I am hardly alone in supposing that Jewish behavior-very often Jewish success-must be taken into account in any adequate theory of anti-Semitism."
MacDonald summarized the prospect of a fair representation by the SPLC's Bierich: "Given Ms Beirich's poor record in accurately portraying my writings, I had no confidence that she would conduct and report on an interview with me in a non-biased way. Nevertheless, I offered to be interviewed by her if she would answer my concerns about her previous writing about me. She has not responded to this offer." Macdonald specifically names six points/complaints he demands Bierich addresses before he offers her an interview, in a series of emails between himself and her, published on his website.
CSULB dissociates from MacDonald's views
In late 2007 the Cal State Long Beach Psychology Department began the process of formally dissociating itself from MacDonald's views on Judaism, race, and the propagandistic use of his work by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.cite web
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SPLCafter an on-campus investigation labeled his work antisemitic and neo-Nazi propaganda, and described increasing concern about Macdonald's views by CSULB faculty members (see above).In an e-mail sent to the college's "Daily Forty-Niner" newspaper, MacDonald noted that he had already pledged not to teach about race differences in intelligence as a requirement for teaching his psychology class, and expressed that he was "not happy" about the dissociation. The newspaper also reported that in the e-mail, Macdonald confirmed that his books contained what the paper described as "his claims that the Jewish race was having a negative effect on Western civilization."
In an April 28, 2008 statement, the CSULB anthropology department noted that it had no wish to interfere with Macdonald's First Amendment rights. However, it noted in the statement that "we have the right, if not the obligation, to denounce his writings on race, ethnicity and intelligence that promote intolerance, as not only inaccurate, but as professionally irresponsible and morally untenable." [Brad A. Greenberg. [http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/the_professor_the_antisemites_love_20080509/ The professor the anti-Semites love.] "The Jewish Journal", May 8, 2008.]
MacDonald has also worked on other ethnic groups living in diaspora, such as, Overseas Chinese people and Assyrians. [cite journal
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Evolutionary developmental psychology
MacDonald is also one of the pioneers in the field of
evolutionary developmental psychology, [ [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/paper-Evolpsych.html Publications in Evolutionary Psychology ] ] which includes being one of the editors for the book, "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development." [Burgess, R. L. & MacDonald, K. B. (Eds.) "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development," 2nd ed., (Sage 2004) ISBN 0-7619-2790-5]
Books and monographs
* [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/vitae.html Professional Résumé — Kevin B. MacDonald]
*MacDonald, K. B. "Understanding Jewish Influence: A Study in Ethnic Activism", with an Introduction by
Samuel Francis, (" Occidental Quarterly" November, 2004) ISBN 1-59368-017-1 [http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/archives/vol3no2/km-understanding.html Introduction online]
*Burgess, R. L. & MacDonald, K. B. (Eds.) "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development," 2nd ed., (Sage 2004) ISBN 0-7619-2790-5
*MacDonald, K. B. "The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements", (Praeger 1998) ISBN 0-275-96113-3 ( [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/books-Preface.html Preface online] )
*MacDonald, K. B. "Separation and Its Discontents Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism", (Praeger 1998) ISBN 0-275-94870-6
*MacDonald, K. B. "A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism As a Group Evolutionary Strategy, With Diaspora Peoples", (Praeger 1994) ISBN 0-595-22838-0
*MacDonald, K. B. (Ed.), "Parent-child Play: Descriptions and Implications",. (State University of New York Press 1993)
*MacDonald, K. B. (Ed.) "Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development", (Springer-Verlag 1988)
*MacDonald, K. B. "Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis" (Plenum 1988)
Israel lobby in the United States
* [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/ His university sponsored site]
* [http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/ His personal site]
Criticisms of MacDonald's work
*"The Jewish Journal". [http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/the_professor_the_antisemites_love_20080509/ The professor the anti-Semites love: Kevin MacDonald, Cal State Long Beach, and the downside of academic freedom.]
* [http://slate.msn.com/id/1004446/ Slate:"Evolutionary Psychology's Anti-Semite"]
* [http://slate.msn.com/id/74139/entry/74419/#ContinueArticle Open letter by Judith Shulevitz to John Tooby about MacDonald]
*David Lieberman: " [http://www.h-net.org/~antis/papers/dl/macdonald_schatz_01.html Scholarship as an Exercise in Rhetorical Strategy: A Case Study of Kevin MacDonald's Research Techniques] ". Part 1 of 3.
*David Lieberman: " [http://www.h-net.org/~antis/papers/dl/macdonald_schatz_02.html Scholarship as an Exercise in Rhetorical Strategy: A Case Study of Kevin MacDonald's Research Techniques] ". Part 2 of 3.
*David Lieberman: " [http://www.h-net.org/~antis/papers/dl/macdonald_schatz_03.html Scholarship as an Exercise in Rhetorical Strategy: A Case Study of Kevin MacDonald's Research Techniques] ". Part 3 of 3.
* [http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/5286_12.htm Anti-Semitic Cal State Professor Finds New Audience on the Web] -
Online dialogue on MacDonald's work
* [http://www.jewcy.com/dialogue/02-26/is_kevin_macdonald_right_about_the_jews Dialogue on MacDonald's work] at online magazine
Irving libel case
* [http://www.fpp.co.uk/Legal/Penguin/experts/MacDonald/report1.html MacDonald's testimony in Irving libel case]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4635234956967114827 Kevin MacDonald Speaks with Hesham Tillawi about Jews]
* [http://tw.video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=285286 Kevin MacDonald Discusses U.S. Immigration]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3U-cFvm9nA Deciphering Jewish Intellectual Movements]
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