• California State University, Long Beach
    California State University, Long Beach
  • Anti-Semitic
    White power / KKK
    White power / KKK
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Kevin MacDonald is a retired professor who has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the most important living anti-Semite.”[1] MacDonald started studying Jews in order to determine the reasons “behind what he saw as their lockstep liberalism and hatred of all things Western.” MacDonald’s research was unique in that it provided “a whole new justification for anti-Semitism that has little to do with Nazi race theories, which blamed Jews for introducing evil social vices and other perversions into Nordic society.” His central theory is that “Jews engage in a ‘group evolutionary strategy’ that serves to enhance their ability to out-compete non-Jews for resources,” and that “Jews, like viruses, destabilize their host societies to their own benefit.” Based on this, Macdonald posits that anti-Semitism is a logical reaction to Jewish success.[2]

A self-described “white advocate,” MacDonald has maligned the “great majority of American Jews favoring policies of multiculturalism and large-scale, non-White immigration as ways of diminishing the power of European-American.” As such, MacDonald acted as the director of the ‘American Third Position’ political party (now the American Freedom Party), which was partnered with the skinhead group Freedom 14 and “notorious neo-Nazi lawyer” William D. Johnson.[3]

MacDonald has also served as an expert witness defending notorious Holocaust denier David Irving in his unsuccessful defamation suit against Deborah Lipstadt, a historian who accused Irving of distorting history.[4] MacDonald argues that while whites have “developed moral idealism,” Jews do “what is good for the Jews,” and therefore “righteous anger is an entirely appropriate response for Whites.”

He equally promotes white supremacist ideologies unrelated to anti-Semitism, such as arguing that “whites of European descent share biological traits that predispose them to creating ‘ethical societies,” claiming that “the only people who have ever abolished slavery for moral reasons [are] white Europeans.”  He believes that it is necessary for whites in the U.S. to create a “white ethno-state” to survive.[5]

[1] Haldane, D. (Oct. 21, 2013). IS Orange County professor Kevin MacDonald ‘the most dangerous living anti-Semite? Orange Coast Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.orangecoast.com/features/is-orange-county-professor-kevin-macdonald-the-most-dangerous-living-antisemite/

[2] Kevin Macdonald. Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved from https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/kevin-macdonald

[3] Dicker, R. (Nov. 16, 2012). Cal State Long Beach Professor Kevin Macdonald Accused of Being White Supremacist. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/kevin-macdonald-cal-state_n_2144410.html

[4] Jaschik, S. (Feb. 14, 2008). Hate in Their Midst. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/02/14/csulb

[5] (Nov. 2013). Kevin MacDonald. Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved from https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/combating-hate/kevin-macdonald-backgrounder-november-2013rev.pdf

Associated Organizations:

Occidental Observer (editor); American Freedom Party; Institute for Historical Review

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  • A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy (1994)
  • Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (1998)
  • The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998)

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