Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Jewish Influence

Understanding Jewish Influence III:

Neoconservatism as a Jewish Movement

Kevin MacDonald

Over the last year, there has been a torrent of articles
on neoconservatism raising (usually implicitly) some
difficult issues: Are neoconservatives different from
other conservatives? Is neoconservatism a Jewish
movement? Is it “anti-Semitic” to say so?

The thesis presented here is that neoconservatism
is indeed a Jewish intellectual and political
movement. This paper is the final installment in a
three-part series on Jewish activism and reflects
many of the themes of the first two articles. The
first paper in this series focused on the traits of
ethnocentrism, intelligence, psychological intensity,
and aggressiveness.1 These traits will be apparent
here as well. The ethnocentrism of the neocons has
enabled them to create highly organized, cohesive,
and effective ethnic networks. Neoconservatives
have also exhibited the high intelligence necessary
for attaining eminence in the academic world, in the
elite media and think tanks, and at the highest levels
of government. They have aggressively pursued their
goals, not only in purging more traditional conservatives
from their positions of power and influence, but also
in reorienting US foreign policy in the direction of
hegemony and empire. Neoconservatism also illustrates
the central theme of the second article in this series: In
alliance with virtually the entire organized American
Jewish community, neoconservatism is a vanguard
Jewish movement with close ties to the most extreme
nationalistic, aggressive, racialist and religiously fanatic
elements within Israel.2

Neoconservatism also reflects many of the characteristics
of Jewish intellectual movements studied in my book, The
Culture of Critique
3(see Table 1).

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