The Kevin MacDonald-Nathan Cofnas debate

Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy
A Critical Analysis of Kevin MacDonald’s Theory
by Nathan Cofnas, Human Nature, 2018-03-10

by Kevin MacDonald, Research Gate, 2018-03-20
also at

by Kevin MacDonald, Research Gate, 2018-04-02
also at

Analyzing Kevin MacDonald’s ‘Culture of Critique’ and the alt-right’s embrace of anti-Jewish ideology
by Nathan Cofnas, The Genetic Literacy Project, 2018-04-16

Kevin MacDonald responds to criticism of his theory of Jewish ethnocentrism and influence
by Kevin MacDonald, The Genetic Literacy Project, 2018-05-02
Also at Another reply to Nathan Cofnas, TOO, 2018-05-02

Edward Dutton on The Culture of Critique: The importance of Jewish ethnocentrism
by Kevin MacDonald, TOO, 2018-06-10
(Cofnas subsequently commented on this article, and MacDonald replied; see below)

Reply to Nathan Cofnas’s Comments on Edward Dutton
by Kevin MacDonald, Research Gate, 2018-08-20
slso at TOO, 2018-08-19

The following is a comment submitted but rejected (declared as Spam) to the article
Viewpoint: Kevin MacDonald won’t accept evidence supporting alternative theories about Jewish influence
Discussion on Genetic Literacy Project 15 comments

Cofnas writes:
MacDonald says that he “can’t think of any prominent populist Jewish intellectuals.”
It’s not clear what he [MacDonald] means by “populist” or “intellectual.”
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were both described as “populists,” but I assume MacDonald is referring to a white nationalist populism.
If that’s what he means, it’s not clear that there are any prominent populist intellectuals in America today, Jew or gentile.
Nathan is writing from Oxford, U.K., so perhaps he is not that familiar with American intellectuals.
Anyhow, here are some names that I think clearly deserve to be considered populist American intellectuals:
Patrick J. Buchanan
Kevin MacDonald himself
Joe Sobran (deceased)
Sam Francis (Samuel T. Francis) (deceased)
Thomas Fleming, former editor of Chronicles
many of the writers at Chronicles.

Cofnas may be right that none of these gentlemen can be considered “prominent”.
To the extent that is correct, we really need to ask why that is.
I think the answer is inescapable, if you are intellectually honest:
Because of the influence of the Jews on who succeeds and who fails.
That is not to say they entirely determine that,
but they certainly have demonstrated their ability to marginalize those who give opinions that are considered harmful to the Jewish interest, as that is understood by many Jews.

And here is an example of that phenomenon that a British academic should understand:
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, esteemed as one of the world's foremost intellectuals in the 1950s, a period I have personal recollection of,
and whose twelve-volume magnum opus, A Study of History, was published by none other than the Oxford University Press,
while his views now are largely ignored.
Can anyone reasonably deny that Toynbee's remarks about Jews and Israel
(in particular, finding comparisons between Israeli treatment of the Palestinians and the way anti-Semites have treated Jews)
were the dominant cause of him being relegated, unfairly,
to the scrap-bin of, ironically, history?

For more on Toynbee and the Jews, see
Toynbee Equates Zionism with Anti-semitism; Attacked by Jewish Leaders
Arnold J. Toynbee, the British historian, in an address here last night,
equated Zionism and anti-Semitism as representing “an identical point of view”
and said that anti-Semitism will end and Judaism become “one of
the great spiritual possessions of the whole human race”
when Jews and non-Jews “abandon” their ethnic or national reservations” about Jews.
Jewish leaders immediately took issue with his views charging him with making “distorted statements.”
See also
Toynbee’s Anti-Semitism And Herzog’s Great Debate

Nathan, do you really feel that Toynbee's relations with the Jews
have nothing to do with, in fact were not the principal cause of,
his slide into oblivion?

For more information on what caused the marginalization of Buchanan, Sobran, and others, see
In Search of Anti-Semitism by William F. Buckley Jr., (1992)