Author Archives: Kevin MacDonald

Donald Trump in Cleveland: Nationalism, Populism, and the Rise of the Alt Right

Going into Donald Trump’s acceptance speech I thought he would pivot, as they say, from some of the positions that most annoy the New York Times et al. Far from it. It was all there. Build the Wall, no immigration from countries associated with terrorism (okay, he didn’t say ‘Muslims’, but it was an obvious proxy), immigration […]

Donald Trump, Judge Curiel, and (((Mean Tweets))): The Reality of Ethnic Identification in Multicultural America

Strong ethnic identifications for non-Whites remain controversial in multi-cultural America. On the cuckservative right, such identifications are half-heartedly condemned because they like to imagine that an ideal America should be blind to ethnicity as a way of justifying their non-opposition to massive non-White immigration (“after all, they’re just like us”) and their own lack of identification as […]

An Anti-Neocon Revolution in GOP Foreign Policy?

One of the big stories coming out of the Trump campaign is the intense hostility he is getting from the neocons, a major part of which is that they would be out of luck when it comes to positions in a Trump administration. But that implies a huge vacuum in the area of foreign policy for […]

Jewish Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump (4): Neocon Angst About A Fascist America

< Previously posted at VDARE.com  The reactions of anonymous people on Twitter criticizing Jews are now fodder for news stories by both “right wing” Jews like Ben Shapiro and more liberal journalists like Jonathan Weisman.  [Trump’s supporters unleash anti-Semitic attack on New York Times editor, by Sophia Tesfaye, Salon, May 20, 2016] Somehow, all the […]

Donald Trump in Eugene, OR

A Trump speech has to be experienced in person to really begin to grasp the incredible appeal this man has generated. The atmosphere inside the convention center in Eugene was electric. There were around ~5000 supporters —close to capacity, with many more outside who were, according to Trump, prevented from getting in because of fire […]

Northern Europeans less prone to “blaming the other”

A recent paper by Sebastian Pothoff et al. published in Personality and Individual Differences finds that Northern Europeans (Germany, Netherlands) are less likely to “blame the other” than Southern Europeans: “Self-blame includes thoughts that relate to blaming yourself for a traumatic or stressful event. Other-blame is the process of blaming others for what happened to yourself.” They […]

The Alt Right Is Right, FEDERALIST’s Tracinski Wrong, About American History (And Donald Trump)

  Previously posted at VDARE. The Alt Right is busting out all over (two more Main Stream Media attacks today, here and here)! Some of of this is because Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, made the wise move of having high-profile public meetings in Washington, DC. But I think it’s more than that. […]

Jewish Fear And Loathing Of Donald Trump [3]: Hitler Comparisons Rampant—But Also, Weirdly, Signs Of Second Thoughts

Originally posted at VDARE.com. See, earlier by Kevin McDonald: Why So Much Jewish Fear And Loathing Of Donald Trump? and Jewish Fear And Loathing Of Donald Trump [2]: “New York Values” vs. Muslim Immigration Donald J. Trump’s speech last week to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] went astonishingly well. Once again Trump showed […]

Could It Happen Here?

This essay is based on a speech given at NPI’s 2016 winter conference, Identity Politics; first posted at Radix. The Donald Trump phenomenon is amazing. I’ve never seen such enthusiasm for a politician—ever. His rallies are overflowing with emotion. This scares a lot of people because it conjures up images of populism, and even fascism. There’s […]

Chicago Protesters Reinforce the Implicit Whiteness of Donald Trump’s Candidacy: Trump voters fear becoming a minority

Donald Trump is the implicitly White candidate. One indication of this is that he is doing better in primaries where there is cross-over voting, implying that independents and Democrats, especially working-class Whites who have not already bailed on the party of Al Sharpton, La Raza, and the rest of the Rainbow Coalition, are attracted to his […]

Bill Kristol prefers Hillary to Trump: What happened to all those conservative principles?

It’s always been obvious that Hillary as president is just fine with the neocons. After all, she voted for the Iraq war and was instrumental in the disaster in Libya. She supported sending arms to Syrian rebels and likened Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, to Hitler. She wholeheartedly backs Israel, and has her own set of rabidly […]

Richard Spencer Podcast with Kevin MacDonald: Principle Interest

I thought this was a particularly interesting podcast — and a preview of some of the themes that are sure to be raised at the upcoming NPI conference in Washington, DC on March 5. The podcast can be accessed at the Radix: Richard Spencer Podcast with Kevin MacDonald: Principle Interest.

Jews and Jewish organizations lead the gun control campaign

Ted Nugent’s Facebook post blaming Jews for gun control has received a lot of attention. Given that Nugent has been roundly condemned by the likes of the ADL  and National Review, I thought it appropriate to rerun this article, originally posted on January 1, 2013. See also Andrew Joyce’s article, “Jews and gun control: A reprise.”  […]

National Review’s Failed Conservatism of Values, Ideas, and Principles

The National Review assault on Donald Trump brings up the issue of basing one’s political views on values, ideas, and principles. The problem is simply that these abstractions may or may not reflect fundamental interests, and the Trump candidacy is bringing this to the fore. The NR commentary is essentially a brief for the priority of principles, ideas, and values over interests. NR editor Rich […]

Jewish Fear And Loathing Of Donald Trump [2]: “New York Values” vs. Muslim Immigration

Previously posted at VDARE.com. See also: Why So Much Jewish Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump? The uproar over Sen. Ted Cruz’s jibe that Donald Trump reflected “New York Values” said a lot about contemporary American political debate. Given New York is the deepest of blue states, Cruz was quite obviously insinuating liberalism. But commentators […]

Dr. Frank Salter on Germany’s Jeopardy

Dr. Frank Salter has produced a sober, scientifically based assessment of the likely consequences of Germany’s disastrous policy toward  migration from the Middle East and Africa. The subtitle appropriately asks, “Could the Immigrant Influx ‘End European Civilization’?” The answer, of course, is that it could and may well do so if current trends are not […]

Greg Johnson Interviews Kevin MacDonald on Trump, 2015, & the Next Current Year

Greg Johnson interviews Kevin MacDonald about the Donald Trump candidacy and other significant events in 2015, his hopes and predictions for 2016, and his work-in-progress on the nature of the European mind. The interview is nearly an hour. To listen in a player, click here. Advertisement – Time to SUBSCRIBE now! To download the mp3, right-click […]

“Bad Santa” and Eli Plaut’s “A Kosher Christmas”

[This article was originally posted on Dec. 24, 2013; it is a comment on an article that appeared in Tablet on Dec. 17, 2013. Tablet has seen fit to repost it in 2014, on Christmas eve, so I thought I would repost my comment.] It’s that time of year again. Time for Jewish angst about Christmas. The Tablet has […]

Yes, Virginia, the Jews Stole Christmas

Editor’s note: Originally posted in 2012, this article gets at the Jewish ethnic angle behind the “War on Christmas.” A new book, Joshua Eli Plaut’s A Kosher Christmas: ’Tis the Season to Be Jewish, documents what we have known all along: The Jews did indeed subvert Christmas.  This book deserves a full review, but Ethan Schwartz’s […]

Trump’s Statement on Muslim Exclusion

  Once again, Donald Trump is ahead of the curve and taking all the oxygen out of the room for the other Republican candidates. His statement “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” is completely at odds with […]

Douglas Murray’s Warning to the Jewish Community

Douglas Murray has written a very nice column on the Paris attacks: “Paris attacks: Leaders in two minds while Europe burns.” He points to the “multiculturalism has failed” statements of Angela Merkel and David Cameron—and that, despite no progress on integrating Muslims, Europe is now doubling down on a failed experiment. He points out that even […]

Trump Rally in Beaumont, Texas: Pounding Home the Anti-Immigration Theme

From a correspondent: My family drove over from Houston to attend a Trump rally in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, his first after the Paris shootings.  I’ve never seen him push the envelope like he did. First, he made a comment about the French attacks, saying essentially, “if they, if our people had guns, this wouldn’t […]

Far Left Center for American Progress Hosts Netanyahu, Leader of the Israeli Ethnonationalist Right

When Israeli PM Netanyahu visited the US at the invitation of then House Speaker John Boehner in March, the take-home message was that support for Israel had become a partisan issue, with strong Republican support and relatively weak, dwindling Democrat support. Indeed, the Democrats have an analogous split between the donor class and it base […]

Why so much Jewish fear and loathing of Donald Trump?

Also at VDARE.com. There has been extraordinary, almost unhinged anxiety among some Jews about Donald Trump’s campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination. It has no solid basis, but unfortunately it does speak to their profound neurosis and alienation from the historic American nation. It’s worth asking how, from the general Jewish point of view, Trump […]