Jewish Representation Across Areas of Life
I initially made these charts in response to an internet argument where I argued that Kevin MacDonald was wrong about Jewish power/influence because Jewish intellectuals are disproportionately Marxists. While Marxist intellectuals are disproportionately Jewish, they are as disproportionately Jewish as the Libertarians and Structuralists.
Neoconservative, frankfurt school/critical theorist, and environmentalist (behavioural genetics tradition) are extremely Jewish. I did not expect Jewish representation to be this high at first, and I did not conduct this analysis to analyze these groups.
Hereditarians were chosen based on my own knowledge due to the fact I am a hereditarian myself. Figures were chosen based on whether they had published a large amount of work and how long they had been in the movement. For the dissident/radical right, I did the same.
Some hard choices had to be made regarding the political views/intellectual tradition. I think the most dodgy one I had to make was naming Leo Strauss as a member of the radical right.
Leaders of the novemberrevolution were taken from the wikipedia article
Leaders of the critical theory/frankfurt school movement were taken from the Wikipedia article.
Leaders of the poststructuralism/structuralism movement were taken from the Wikipedia page.
Leaders of the environmentalism (behavioural genetics) tradition were taken from memory (Sasha Gusev, Kevin Bird, Turkheimer, SJ Gould, R Lewontin). 4/5 of these figures are Jewish. Then, I took some from figures who were cited frequently by Sesardic in Making Sense of Heritability, particularly those who questioned the dichotomy between nature and nurture. These figures, while disproportionately Jewish, were not as Jewish as the ones I knew about in the field.
Sampling neoconservative intellectuals was hard at first, but I realized that Wikipedia sectioned off “public figures” from political ones, which made it easier.
I made some mistakes when I first did the analysis - I forgot to exclude Ron Paul for being a career politician, I miscalculated the Jewish % of the Biden cabinet (20%, not 24%), I forgot to specify time periods for some of these figures, I labelled Strauss as a member of the radical right, and I had too few neoconservative figures in my data. The figures have been updated accordingly.
The relatively low amount of eminent people’s in the Jewish chart is due to the fact that biographical information was not available for some of them in Human Accomplishment. Winners of larger honors (e.g. Nobel, Turing award) are more likely to be Jewish, which is probably due to Jewish ancestry being more likely to be public information.
Intellectuals: I did it.
Leaders of the Novemberrevolution: I did it.
Ivy League Executives: I did it.
Top Hollywood Executives: I did it.
American Nobelists: Richard Lynn
400 Richest Americans: Wikipedia
Turing Award: Richard Lynn
Eminent people: Charles Murray
American Elites: this paper
Harvard and Yale Law School Faculty: Domhoff
21st Century Corporate Elites: Domhoff
American Cabinet Positions: Domhoff
Senators/House reps: Domhoff
Top media corporations: William V
Bolshevik Party: Wikipedia
Bolshevik Delegates: Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Russian Communist Leadership: Wikipedia
American Presidents: general knowledge
Biden cabinet: washpo
American professors: Emil Kirkegaard
American Billionaires: Richard Hanania
Early 20th Century German Economic Elites: this paper
Top News Media Executives: William V
Special thanks to Charles Murray, Richard Lynn, and Domhoff for providing about half of the data I used!
Methodology for metas I did myself: