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In Chosen People From the Caucasus, Bradley extends his "Iceman" theory to a provocative and controversial discussion of the Hebrews. "Given their relatively small numbers, Jews have had an inordinately great influence on Western Civilization," says Bradley. "And, given the fact that Western Civilization has come to dominate the world over the past five hundred years, Jews have accordingly played a wildly disproportional role in the unfolding drama of all humanity."
Chosen People From the Caucasus focuses on the two separate groups of people who came from the Caucasus Mountains of the Middle East: the Biblical Hebrews who emerged from the southern Caucasus between 3000-2000 BC to invade Palestine, and the northern Caucasus "Khazars" who were converted to Judaism about 740 A.D. The Khazars were pushed into Central and Eastern Europe by Mongol invasions, and their descendants comprise the vast majority of modern Jewry. Both peoples, ironically,are considered to be "Jews"-- although they have no direct historical or genetic connections with each other -- except as they shared a Neanderthal origin in the Caucasus Mountains in the far distant and ancient pre-Judaic past.
Bradley contends that people and cultures emerging from the Caucasus Mountains (a known refuge of late-lingering Neanderthal populations) in proto-historical and historical times would have remained highly intelligent, highly aggressive and psychosexually maladapted (promoting a high level of in-group cohesion). These traits, Bradley contends, explain the survival of Biblical Hebrews against all odds and also the inordinate social influence of modern Western Jews.
Bradley contends that there is no mystique of "the chosen people." "Monotheism" -- a purely male and abstract Godhead -- is merely a result of Neanderthal glacial physical and mental adaptations or "maladaptations". Proven Neanderthal in-group cohesion and extreme aggression together resulted in a fiercely parochial "chosen people" perspective. The cultural fusion of the two separate streams of "Jews" has, since the 16th century, played an important role in the evolution of Western Civilization and thus in the molding of the entire world's present cultural profile.
Bradley contends that a uniquely high level of lingering Neanderthal aggression, perpetuated by ethnic prohibitions against outside marriage, has been responsible for the major role played by those calling themselves Jews in the discovery and conquest of the Americas, the transatlantic trade in Black Africans as slaves and cultural colonization of non-Whites by the West. It has been a role too often distorted and disguised by loud lamentations of "anti- Semitism."
Non-fiction. Sequel and extension of "The Cronos Complex" and "The Iceman Inheritance", a presentation of evidence that Neanderthal characteristics in remnant montane populations have influenced the history, culture and monotheistic religions of the Middle East and Europe. Only U.S. book publishing rights have been licensed (English language). UK and all other territorial and language rights are available, including Film, Television and Video.
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Little-known precursor of "The Iceman Inheritance" and "Chosen People from the Caucasus". The thesis earned Bradley a 1979 nomination (by Konrad Lorenz) for a Nobel Prize. It was the subject of a still-classified NASA-sponsored research study, undertaken by the Rand Corporation, on the aggressive profile of high intelligence on and off earth. The Cronos Complex, originally and only published in Canada (Nelson, Foster & Scott, Toronto, 1973) briefly presents an original thesis in popular style.
The argument is that the distinction between human culture and analogous developments in the animal world is that human culture is uniquely time-factored in a past-present-future continuum transcending individual or group birth and death. And further, that this is not a "spiritual", "philosophical" or "metaphysical" construct but one solidly founded in the well-known anthropoid trait of asserting and defending geographic and social territory extended into the dimension of time.
The resulting continuity and progressive preservation of successive generational intellectual contributions is our uniquely human triumph over death and other animal species -- but the cost of asserting and defending another and "unnatural" dimension of existence (time) is humanity's extraordinary level of psychosexual aggression. The correlation between high intelligence and high aggression may be a universal and inevitable result of life's evolution. Mammals would exhibit this correlation most dramatically, reptilian intelligence less so and amphibian-invertebrate intelligence the least.
Non-Fiction, an original thesis on the inter-relation of human biology, culture and history.
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