Understanding Western Uniqueness: A Comment on Joseph Henrich's The Weirdest People in the World. Mankind Quarterly, 61, no. 3(2021): 723-766.

Can Western Church Influence Explain Western Individualism? Comment on “The Church, Intensive Kinship, and Global Psychological Variation” by Jonathan F. Schulz et al., Mankind Quarterly 61, no. 2 (2020): 371-391.

My Dispute with Nathan Cofnas:

The Default Hypothesis Fails to Explain Jewish Influence. Philosophia (January 1, 2022).

Publication Notice in The Occidental Observer (January 1, 2022).

My Paper on Jewish Influence Blows Up (The Occidental Observer (January 4, 2022).

Response to the Second Set of Reviews (~March 18, 2022).

Second Set of Reviews (~March 7, 2022).

Springer Nature's Retraction Statement and My Response, The Occidental Observer, July 8, 2022.

Earlier Replies, from 2018

First reply to Nathan Cofnas

Second Reply to Cofnas

Reply to Cofnas's Comments on Edward Dutton

Kevin MacDonald



Kevin MacDonald is Professor Emeritus of  Psychology at California State University–Long Beach. After receiving a Masters degree in evolutionary biology, he received a Ph. D. in Biobehavioral Sciences, both at the University of Connecticut.  Since assuming his position at California State University–Long Beach, his research has focused on developing evolutionary perspectives on culture, developmental psychology and personality theory, the origins and maintenance of monogamous marriage in Western Europe, and ethnic relations (group evolutionary strategies). He is the author of more than 100 scholarly papers and reviews, and several books, most recently Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future (2019). Other books: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998); Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (1998); A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy (1994); Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (1988). Cultural Insurrections, a collection of es says, appeared in 2008.He has also edited three books, Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development (1988), Parent-Child Play: Descriptions and Implications (1994), and Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development (2004).

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Kevin MacDonald
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
California State University-Long Beach

Kevin MacDonald