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Does This Sound Anti-Semitic to You?

Laguna Hills professor Kevin MacDonald expresses his ideas in the authoritative, intellectual language of academia, but some people find the ideas behind the words to be raw, hateful, and anti-Semitic. Here are some selected excerpts from MacDonald’s various books, edited for brevity.

“The basic thesis of this book can be summarized by the proposition that Judaism must be conceptualized as a group strategy characterized by cultural and genetic segregation from gentile societies combined with resource competition and conflicts of interest. … This cultural and genetic separatism … tend[s] to result in division and hatred within the society.”—“Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism” (Praeger Publishers, 1998) Read more...

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  • Russian Ballet Superstars Twinkle Locally This Weekend

    The renowned Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend on a center-commissioned program, “Solo for Two.” They will premiere a new piece by Ohad Naharin, the acclaimed Israeli choreographer at the helm of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv. We caught up with Naharin just before he was to begin work with the couple on “Passo.” Their four performances will also include American premieres by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, of Belgian and Moroccan descent, and Portuguese dance-maker Arthur Pita. Read More

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