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Academic Paper Rebuts Cal State Professor’s Anti-Semitic ‘Scholarship’

By Heidi Beirich on September 12, 2007 - 2:50 pm, Posted in Academic Racism, Anti-Semitic

A new academic paper rebuts the anti-Semitic theories of Professor Kevin MacDonald, a psychology professor at Cal State Long Beach who is widely read in neo-Nazi and white supremacist circles. MacDonald, who also is a member of a white supremacist group, published a trilogy that supposedly “proves” that Jews are genetically driven to destroy Western societies. MacDonald also argues that anti-Semitism, rather than being an irrational hatred for Jews, is a logical reaction to Jewish success. So the Nazis, like many other anti-Semites, were only anti-Semitic because they were countering a genuine Jewish threat to their wellbeing.

The unpublished paper is entitled “Jews Will Be Jews: A Scientific Racialism for the 21st Century,” and is written by David Isadore Lieberman, who has published several items in ABC-Clio’s Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Lieberman presented a shorter version of the paper during a 2005 seminar held at the University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations in England and has now made it available on the web.

Lieberman’s paper sets out to “interrogate MacDonald’s scholarship” and makes clear that MacDonald’s scholarship is slipshod and based on very little evidence. Lieberman concludes that MacDonald’s work is really a “fable” that substantiates a political agenda aimed at “the destruction of the fundamental values of the American social and political system, with an interest in restricting the rights of Jews in particular, but with clear designs on the rights of all American citizens.”

Makes one wonder how MacDonald sailed through his post-tenure reviews.

  • Mark

    Josef, we hear you…

    Dr. Shakti Butler, Ph.D.

    “Dr. Shakti Butler is an African-American woman of biracial West Indian and Russian-Jewish heritage, whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over twenty-one years. As the Executive Director of World Trust, Dr. Butler initiated “Heart-to-Heart Conversations”, a national program of public dialogue that speaks to critical social issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation.”

    Here’s a little conundrum — her take on racism — particularly on my race, white folk.

  • Josef

    Jag Szie Mesh.

    McDonald is half of reading list in Borat Studies department at National University of Kazakhstan. He write best text for gypsy hunting out there and he show me way Jew say Shalom and hide it. How you recommend that I look for hidden Jew horn?

    On a more serious and non-borat related note, I am glad that this kind of research is out of vogue. The problem is that whenever science says one thing and social tradition says another thing, the science is suppressed or twisted so it fits in with social tradition. This is exactly what will happen if research is done on race. The Rushton line may, scarily enough, become the official line.

  • Svigor

    “David Tyler said”

    Dave, try reading MacDonald’s work. Then you might have a better grasp on his actual statements, suppositions, and theses, than you will if you just read the work of people who hate MacDonald.

  • Teakan

    First Occidental Quarterly is a “white supremacist group”, then it’s a “hate group.” Do you mean that it thinks whites have ethnic interests to defend the way every other ethnic group in America does, according to the SPLC? The SPLC’s anti-white agenda is transparently clear and completely contradicts its alleged desire for harmony, equality and justice for all.

  • Heidi Beirich

    The hate group MacDonald is a member of is The Occidental Quarterly. You can find the publication here:

    MacDonald is one of their advisers.

  • Pete Fulton

    This anti-semitic professor should not be teaching students. Fire him now. His racism is enough to overcome his tenure. He is disgusting. Thanks for exposing this!

  • David Tyler

    I find the notion of one group of persons biologically programed to undermine another a bit far-out any group could alledge that about any other group.Other than as a basis for group conflict ,what is such a notion meant to prove.It does’t leave much to individual traits or habits apart from ones group.I have roots in more than one group.Wonder if I’m my own worst enemyü

  • Undercover Black Man

    What “white supremacist group” is MacDonald a member of? (And why wasn’t that specified in this piece?)