Cultural Insurrections
Essays on Western Civilization,
Jewish Influence, and Anti-Semitism

Cultural Insurrections: Essays on Western Civilization, Jewish Influence, and Anti-Semitism

Kevin MacDonald

Jewish intellectual and political movements are a powerful force in Western societies. Marxism, Zionism, neoconservatism, psychoanalysis, and multiculturalism have transformed Western self-consciousness, shattered ancient political orders through wars and revolutions, and promoted the ongoing demographic dispossession of European peoples by Third World immigrants. The Jewish role in these movements is often the subject of fierce partisanship, on all sides, but is seldom the subject of careful and dispassionate scientific analysis.

Kevin MacDonald has pioneered the evolutionary analysis of Jewish religious, intellectual, and political movements as strategies for achieving collective survival, advancement, and influence in his trilogy 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), and The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998).

In the present volume, MacDonald extends and refines his analyses in chapters on Zionism and the Jewish role in Soviet Communism, neoconservatism, and the promotion of racial integration. MacDonald also devotes chapters to the anti-Semitism of Henry Ford, the psychological basis of ethnocentrism, the unique characteristics of Western civilization, and what Jewish group evolutionary strategies can contribute to its survival.

MacDonald’s essays are not only models of scientific rigor, broad research, and deep insight, but of courage, candor, and clarity. They are essential reading not just for scholars and students, but for anyone concerned to understand, and perhaps to alter, the dominant trends of Western civilization.


Foreword by Virginia Abernethy

Jewish Influence
1. Background Traits for Jewish Activism
2. Stalin’s Willing Executioners
3. Zionism and the Internal Dynamics of the Jewish Community
4. Neoconservatism as a Jewish Movement
5. Neoconservative Portraits
6. Jews, Blacks, and Race

7. Henry Ford and the Jewish Question
8. Enemies of My Enemy

Western Civilization
9. What Makes Western Culture Unique?
10. Psychology and White Ethnocentrism
11. Biological Roots of Ethnocentrism and Group Conflict
12. Immigration and Ethnic Interests
13. Was the 1924 Immigration Cut-Off “Racist”?
14. Can the Jewish Model Help the West Survive?



Kevin MacDonald, Professor of Psychology at California State University—Long Beach, holds a Master’s degree in evolutionary biology and a Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He continued developmental research during a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. Since assuming his position at California State University—Long Beach, Dr. MacDonald’s research has focused on developing evolutionary perspectives in developmental psychology and personality theory, the origins and maintenance of monogamous marriage in Western Europe, and ethnic relations (human group evolutionary strategies). He is the author of more than 100 scholarly papers and reviews, including articles in Politics and the Life Sciences, Ethology and Sociobiology, and the Journal of Social and Biological Structures. Dr. MacDonald is the former editor of the journal Population and Environment and the author or editor of eight books, including Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (1988), Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development (ed., 1988), Parent-Child Play (1993), and Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development (ed. with Robert Burgess, 2nd ed., 2004). Dr. MacDonald serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Occidental Quarterly.