I am relocating my previous post today, ‘On pathological altruism’, with a new title because it seems that Tom Sunic read my mind in his reply to Kevin MacDonald:
Kevin: I am looking forward to the book. This is a subject of utmost importance for our survival. Now, I do hope you also delve in your manuscript into the origins of the Levantine- Christian inspired Original Sin that led to this secular self-flagellating self-hatred among Whites now. It needs to be covered.
The following is what I had posted ten hours ago:
I still receive email notifications of the latest articles of The Occidental Observer. Yesterday Kevin MacDonald published ‘The Role of Empathy in Moral Communities: Altruism—and Pathological Altruism’. MacDonald’s abstract says: ‘This is an excerpt from a book to be titled Western Individualism and the Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future. It is completed apart from proof-reading and deciding how to publish it now that Amazon has become part of the thought police’.
I don’t claim having read the manuscript of the book, but at least in yesterday’s excerpts the retired professor does not mention the role of Christian ethics in the aetiology of Western pathological altruism.
I wish that the forthcoming book mentions Christian ethics, as the subject has been missing in MacDonald’s previous work. For a critique of such omission see what Ferdinand Bardamu says (here) or what a commenter said on the Observer four years ago (here).