Yet in recent years Human Rights Watch has written far more condemnations of Israel for violations of international law than of any other country in the region. Any credible human rights organization must apply the same human rights standards to all countries.
Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism: Ideological criticismReviewsOrdering information George Michael, a political scientist at the University of Virginia-Wise, has written an academic article summarizing my writing on Judaism.
It also reviews some of the criticisms leveled at my work, and contains an interview with me. Legitimate Scholarship or the Intellectualization of Anti-Semitism?
Journal of Church and State, 48 4— Dialog between Joey Kurtzman of Ideological criticism Is Kevin MacDonald Right? Originally published in by Praeger Publishers.
Chapter 1 develops the basic theoretical perspective of the book, including especially the idea of a group evolutionary strategy. Group evolutionary strategies are proposed to be theoretically unconstrained on a variety of dimensions, and the remaining chapters flesh out the specific characteristics of Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy.
Group strategies are viewed as experiments in living which can be developed and maintained by purely cultural processes, although a later chapter discusses how variation in evolved systems may predispose individuals to form cohesive, genetically exclusive groups.
Of critical importance are within-group social controls and their rationalizing ideology which 1. Chapter 2 discusses the evidence from modern studies on population genetic differences between Jews and gentiles.
This material is relevant to the hypothesis that Judaism represents a group strategy which is fairly but not completely closed to penetration from gentile gene pools. The data indicate that Jews have remained genetically distinct from the groups they have lived among despite having lived among them for centuries.
In addition, Jewish populations in very diverse areas have significantly more genetic commonality than is the case between Jews and the gentile populations they have lived among for centuries. This is illustrated in the following figure from Kobyliansky and Micle Jewish populations of the world: Genetic likeness and differences.
Annals of Human Biology 9: Here is a recent New York Times article on Jewish population genetics. The article is based on a study of genetic distance between Jewish and non-Jewish groups titled, "Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes," by M.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 9, This page includes a figure from the Hammer et al.
Chapter 3 discusses some preliminary issues which are important for the general theory that Judaism constitutes an example of a religion that can be viewed as a group evolutionary strategy. There is a pronounced tendency toward idealizing endogamy and condemning exogamy apparent in the writings of the Tanakh.This article explores ways in which ideological criticism may contribute to biblical studies.
The discussion is rooted in the central role that the critique of ideology has within the Marxist tradition and the ways in which that rich tradition of discussion can serve biblical exegesis and theology.
Ideological criticism is concerned with the concept of power, specifically the concept of Hegemony: the privileging of one dominant worldview over that of other groups. Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker’s Politicizing The Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture masterfully supplies precisely this need for deep historical analysis of the genesis and growth of historical-criticism.
Indeed, the work is magisterial in its contribution to this effort in at least two ways. In the first place Politicizing the Bible.
This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).
Start studying Ideological Criticism. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been the subject of criticism from a number of observers.
Critics of HRW include the national governments it has investigated, NGO Monitor, the media, and its founder (and former chairman), Robert L. Bernstein. The criticism generally falls into the category of alleged bias, frequently in response to critical HRW reports.