MacDonald's books on Judaism have been an exceptional intellectual experience for me, and I eagerly look forward to reading his third book on Judaism. Nevertheless, these movements were influential and they were Jewishly motivated. The author is Professor of Psychology at the California State University, Long Beach and this is the second book in a trilogy about Judaism as investigated by evolutionary psychological theory.
In each of the intellectual and political movements I review, Jewish identification and a concern to combat anti-Semitism were clearly involved A focus on studying political behaviour, rather than institutions or interpretation of legal texts, characterized early behavioural political science, including work by Robert DahlPhilip Converseand in the collaboration between sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld and public opinion scholar Bernard Berelson.
This is therefore first and foremost a book that confidently predicts its own irrelevance to those about whom it is written. This course engages the ways in which different forms of diversity e.
He collaborated with numerous colleagues and students and encouraged their work. Many sociologists start from a perspective of production-determining relation from Karl Marx. For example, a behavioralist might use detailed election data to argue that voters in rural areas tend to vote for candidates who are more conservative, while voters in cities generally favour candidates who are more liberal.
Anthropology studies political economy by investigating regimes of political and economic value that condition tacit aspects of sociocultural practices e.
MacDonald's work is an 'emperor-has-no-clothes' challenge to much conventional wisdom about anti-Semitism. Among his research contributions is the development of quantitative methods for measuring ideological preferences using campaign contributions.
These institutes were victims of the first wave of anticommunist opinion and ideological attacks. In the blue corner, is Kevin MacDonald's Separation and Its Discontents SAIDhis second volume on Judaism as an 'evolutionary group strategy', this one documenting the idea that while humans everywhere are prone to ethnocentric, exaggerated fantasy, along with that exaggeration there is often, nevertheless, a much more prosaic 'cause' of massacres, namely an intense competition for resources.
This distinction is important because on the one hand anti-Semites have often implicitly or explicitly assumed that Jewish involvement in radical political movements was part of an overarching Jewish strategy that also included wealthy Jewish capitalists, as well as Jewish involvement in the media, the academy, and other areas of public life.
Because behavioralists needed quantitative survey and electoral data, which were often unavailable in dictatorships or less-affluent countries, their approach was useless in many parts of the world.
This now seems obligatory as a matter of professional duty given the severity of their attack on a colleague who has refrained from ad hominems throughout this sorry event.
Weber rejected this idea, claiming that Protestantism triggered capitalism: In each case that I discuss, the procedure is as follows: Political scientists can be found working in governments, in political parties or as civil servants.
What I find troubling is the potential for biased sampling.
This definitely not the case. Anti-communists accused political scientists of being "false" scientists and of having served the old regime. The relentlessness of the documentation of what anti-Semites were angry about for many centuries may suggest to Jewish readers that he is trying to stir up anger at Jews all over again.
This is one of the more important books of our time, and deserves to be studied seriously by every student of modern life and by everyone who cares about whether Western civilization continues its slide into oblivion.
But SAID is not really an advice book; it is simply a scientific examination of a particular ethnic group's strategies and their sequellae. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Majors may apply 3 or 6 semester credit hours of internship study to their baccalaureate program. In my view, the scientific weakness of these movements is evidence of their group-strategic function. Unfortunately the knowledge gap is closing slowly because some of his most hostile critics, including colleagues who make serious ad hominem accusations, have not bothered to read MacDonald's books.
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