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The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements

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MacDonald provides a theoretical analysis and review of data on the widespread tendency among highly influential, Jewish-dominated intellectual movements to develop radical critiques of gentile culture that are compatible with the continuity of Jewish identification. These movements are viewed as the outcome of the fact that Jews and gentiles have different interests in th ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published August 15th 2002 by 1st Book Library (first published 1998)
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Petra Eggs
This book really brought the racists, White supremacists, anti-Semites (especially them) and anti-Immigration reviewers out in force hitting 5 stars almost every time. I would like to use Kevin B. MacDonald's own words and 'accomplishments' to illustrate this review because if you do not know where the author is coming from the book will not make sense. (As one reviewer said, "it's an updated Protocols of Zion.")

"In 2010, MacDonald accepted a position as one of the eight members of the board of
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Matt
Dec 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
This is the single most important book in modern literature.
Daniel
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've always been open to many facets of the JQ.
but this volume was eye opening on so many levels.
It was a difficult read, not because it was hard to comprehend. It was difficult to finish because at the end of each chapter I would sit there.
Thinking about all that I have just read, completely dumbstruck, connecting the dots between jewish activities 50-100 years ago, and what we are seeing in the world today. The information contained within caused me to explore other books and in the end it to
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Jennifer Jacobs
Horrible book
a totally 2002 rendition of Elders of Zion
This book is 804 pages of utter antisemitic garbage with all its traditional anti Jewish stereotypes
All Jewish conspiracies are fully described in this hate manual like Jewish economic supremacy,Hollywood/Media domination,Israel lobby and foreign policy,'Jewish tribalism' etc
Crux of his argument though lies mainly in so called prominence of Jews in dictating US foreign policy and apparently this bloody racist 'author' professor MacD hates an
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Jesse Nolet
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A remarkably hegemonic understanding of how and why Western heritage and tradition have been gaslighted nearly out of existence.
Opposition_X
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well researched and disturbing analysis of Judaism from an evolutionary perspective.

The first paperback edition includes the issues of 'Jewish involvement in Communism, the emergence of the Holocaust as a central cultural icon in Western societies, Jewish involvement in the US media, and the role of Jewish organizations in censoring the Internet'.

MacDonald's work is an enlightening exposé regarding Jewish influence in 20th century anthropology (via the Boasian 'school'), psychoanalysis, leftist
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Vagabond of Letters
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever wonder why most Jews didn't emigrate to Israel, their own ethnostate? Whether or not Jews really have a disproportionate influence on the media and government, or as opinion-makers in academia? Or why and how Jews decry racism while founding the Israel on institutionalized apartheid?

Superbly documented and revelatory. The most important book combining ethology, evolutionary theory, and politics of the second half of the 20th century - indeed, one of the most important books off the second h
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Kevin
Dec 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Stupid unsubstantiated load of crap. Seriously what starts as what appears to be a well reasoned look into the Jewish people quick devolves into an alt-right justification for antisemitism. Seriously if you think Jews control the world and that the nazis started something good you'll love the book for the rest of the population that isn't antisemitic just avoid it all together. I wish I could get my time back from reading this book.
Thought_Criminal
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting read

“In this regard it is interesting that many neoconservative Jewish intellectuals in the contemporary United States have rejected corporate, statist ideologies as a direct consequence of the recongintion that these ideologies have resulted in corporate, state-sponsored anti-semitism. Indeed, the beginnings of the neoconservative movement can be traced to the Moscow Trials of the 1930s in which many of the old Jewish Bolshevisk, including Trotsky, were convicted of treason. The res
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Kate
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
An extraordinarily enlightening book that started to reshape my worldview even as I was still reading. The chapter on the Jewish leadership of the Bolshevik movement in Russia was eye-opening. I had never made the connection between the revolution that led to the deaths of twenty million people, being led by Jewish radicals who were tired of state-sponsored antisemitism. This was the opposite of how I'd always been taught history, and the books I'd read, in which Jews are always the victims, not ...more
SAMMY GUNZ
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really good insight on jewish culture
Soda Boy
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
really made me think
Jimmy
Dec 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Fear-mongering baloney aimed at white people that aren't really certain if "The Holocaust" happened. At first I was confused as to why this academic book was being hailed as "literature of the highest degree," but then I understood: MacDonald was writing the fantasy novel that's trapped somewhere in his head. This book is a fictitious farce.
Kevin Beckman
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that will change the way you interpret everything else, specifically the political and social changes of the last 100 years. MacDonald explains to the reader that recent developments in fields ranging from psychology, economics, politics, and immigration policies are not part of a conscious conspiracy by Jews to undermine gentile society. Jews are, however, grossly overrepresented in all of these endeavors. MacDonald demonstrates that these Jewish social scientists, po ...more
Sydney
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Super fascinating look at Jewish influence in politics, culture, and academia throughout the last 150 years or so. I'm not sure why people are calling it antisemitic, rather I think it stands to a testament to the Jewish people. It is remarkable the amount of radical and culture changing ideologies that have been spear-headed by Jewish people in gentile nations, which isn't a bad thing at all. I, for one, am pretty glad things have changed socially since the 1850's.
The American Conservative
'This is, after all, in the dictionary definition of the term, an anti-Semitic book. Its entire argument is that the Jews, collectively, are up to no good. This may of course be true, and MacDonald is entitled to say that the issue of whether his results are anti-Semitic is nugatory, from a social-science point of view, by comparison with the issue of their truth content. I agree with that, too: but given the well-known history of this topic, it seems singularly obtuse of MacDonald not to try to ...more
J.W.D. Nicolello
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found myself already aware of a good deal of this pitch black reality; nonetheless, if a poll was taken on prospective books for high school history students' Required Reading list(s), I'd definitely employ numerous aliases so as to vote for MacDonald's neglected (Oy vey!) masterpiece of solitary investigative research and revelation.
E.E.E. E. E.E.E.
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"evolutionary group strategy" and identity politics
Dylan Grant
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was worried that, since I already know so much about the topic of this book, that I would not enjoy reading it at all. Was I ever wrong. Kevin Macdonald's academic vigor is a wonder to behold, and his well-sourced arguments are so air-tight that the only way you could not acknowledge their being truth is if you were too afraid to admit it and the implications.

The very last chapter is one of the best "Why did the West fall?" discussions I have ever read in anything, ever. The whole book is wor
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Raiden
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scholarly, rigorous, thorough, and incisive. An essential and comprehensive primer on the Jewish Question.
Locky
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
In 'The Culture of Critique', Kevin MacDonald has done an extensive analysis of the roles of Jews within political and intellectual movements in the 20th century, with pretty damning results of which could only be considered of a subversive and destructive nature.

I was somewhat surprised by the unscientific constitution of the psychoanalysis movement, as I've never studied it and was completely ignorant of the subject. Yet, even in my ignorance I was aware of Freud and the celebrity stature surr
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Nikolai Jermihov
Mar 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Academically inept. Lack of control factors for said hypothesis and a shockingly poor understanding of historicity and basic sociological interpretation. Where's the peer review? Where's the minority comparison? Where's the biological fluency?
Poorly cited.
I'd give it a 2, but it merits a 1 for the fact that it tries to masquerade as academia. This wouldn't be credible even in non-jewish circles. It was a fast read however. I don't condone it's being banned and it was inconvenient to get a copy (
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Przemysław Wielki
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book, I highly recommend reading it :D
Taylor Boone
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An important- no, a necessary book. Get your copy while you can.
Fred R
Oct 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
An uneven book, from a man who has grown (since its publication, at least) too obsessed. The concluding chapter was quite good.
Victor
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
The Culture of Critique is a book written by Kevin MacDonald and serves as an academic perspective on the Jewish Question. MacDonald writes a very coherent and well-researched book that provides a massive insight into how Jewish figures have subverted different movements within Western countries that have led to their serious series of declines.

From Boas' influence over Anthropology to the Frankfurt School, MacDonald theorises that these subversive Jewish intellectuals worked to undermine tradit
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Theo V
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jews
Incredible and paradigm shifting. MacDonald outlines the many ways that intellectually, politically, and financially elite Jews have pushed for dominance not just through sheer determination, but also through unethically subverting other groups such as white christians. They support high investment conservative parenting and in-group preference for their own kind, yet chastise he same values in other competing races as pathological and racist.
Goyim Know
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
MIND BLOWN.
This should be required reading in school.
Exposes a fundamental issue in our society that most are completely unaware of.
Book is well referenced, and have fact checked many of the claims myself, which i've proven to be true.
My hope is this book will become mainstream so as a society we can understand & overcome the issues plaguing us.
Leonardo
Mar 09, 2016 marked it as to-keep-reference
Kevin B. MacDonald afirma que los movimientos intelectuales del siglo XX liderados por judíos han cambiado de forma sustancial las sociedades europeas y destruido la confianza del hombre occidental; estos movimientos habrían estado destinados, consciente o inconscientemente , a proteger los intereses judíos a pesar de que se los presentara como no judíos, universalistas e incluso utópicos.

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Adam
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics, favorites
Great book if you want to understand the JQ and why the Left is so bought in into destroying Western Civilization
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Kevin MacDonald is an American psychologist. He is a retired professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), best known for his controversial application of evolutionary psychology to characterize Jewish behavior as a "group evolutionary strategy." He is currently the editor of the Occidental Observer, which he says covers "white identity, white interests, and the cultu ...more