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The unpublished paper is entitled “Jews Will Be Jews: A Scientific Racialism for the 21st Century,” and is written by David Isadore Lieberman, who has published several items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.