Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett does make a distinction between speech that's abusive and bullying (Milo) and speech that's merely offensive (Charles Murray): "The former is a danger to a civil society (and to our health); the latter is the lifeblood of democracy. By all means, we should have open conversations and vigorous debate about […]
(Steven Hayward) Charles Murray likes to describe the wedding announcements section of the New York Times as the “Mergers and Acquisitions” page, since it almost uniformly features a Stanford MBA junior investment banker on Wall Street...Show More Summary
Last week, Johnny Williams, a professor at Trinity College triggered a nation wide controversy when his statements about White supremacy made national news. The issue isn’t the statement itself, but how it fit into a wider pattern of outrage and threat. Trinity shut down in response to death threats. And it is not the first […]
by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed [...]Show More Summary
Rather than the usual hullabaloo over Charles Murray, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos, the subject of student ire this Saturday at University of California, San Diego, was none other than the Dalai Lama. Despite the similarity inShow More Summary
Hoisted from 2006: Annals of Low-Quality Sociometry : even Drum: "Here is a complete post from Andrew Sullivan last night: >>The Black-White Test Score Gap: It isn't going away. Charles Murray and James Flynn debate why here. Really?...Show More Summary
I wrote : "Two points (diversity and finding truth in the sense of rough consensus and running code) where I think Larry Summers is 100% correct. One point (Charles Murray) where I think Larry is broadly right but that things are more complicated. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray must rank among our most prominent living social scientists. At a May 17 hearing of the Joint Economic Committee convened by Senator and JEC vice chairman Mike Lee,Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Allison Stanger is the distinguished Middlebury professor who was physically assaulted for escorting conservative political scientist Charles Murray to an event on the Middlebury campus. Stanger, a Democrat, had agreed to moderate a session with Murray because she is committed to the robust exchange of views. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray must rank among our most prominent living social scientists. At a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee convened by Senator and JEC vice chairman Mike Lee last week,...Show More Summary
"... the college announced this week. But the students were spared the most serious penalties in the episode, which left a faculty member injured and came to symbolize a lack of tolerance for conservative ideas on some campuses," the NYT reports. Show More Summary
The disgraceful failure of Middlebury College to seriously sanction the students who shouted down Charles Murray has green-lighted mob violence on America’s college campuses. The only realistic hope of countering this problem now lies in bills currently winding their way through legislatures in several states. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Middlebury College announced its punishments this week for the students involved in the protests against Charles Murray — protests that devolved into violence and resulted in injury to a Middlebury professor. Most of the protesters who faced the possibility of discipline were placed on probation. Show More Summary
Students at the Vermont college disrupted a speech by the political scientist, an encounter that, for some, symbolized a misunderstanding of free speech.
To the surprise of nobody, students at Middlebury College received minimal punishment for violently disrupting Charles Murray’s talk in March. The mob got everything it wanted — the talk disrupted, professors intimidated, and Murray’s...Show More Summary
LEFTIST PRIVILEGE: Middlebury completes disciplinary process over Charles Murray protest with wrist slaps for implicated students. Hey, it’s not like a professor was sent to the Emergency Room or something... oh, wait.
This is an excellent piece: That brings us to the most difficult part of this essay, in which we consider the moral content of Murray’s racial arguments, and the motivation for Harris’s astonishing willingness to showcase them so uncritically. Murray presents himself as coolly rational and scientific as he proceeds to his conclusion of genetically […]
I didn't realize that Charles Murray was still talking about his belief that African-Americans are genetically less intelligent than whites. But he is. Over at Vox, Eric Turkheimer, Kathryn Paige Harden, and Richard E. Nisbett report...Show More Summary
Charles Murray, Milo, Ann Coulter, Bret Stephens…They’ve all felt the sting of the ‘open-minded’ liberal lash. And they won’t be the last.
by Charles Mudede Scarecrow to Mayor Murray: "Here is a brain for you." KELLY O Scarecrow Video, a much-loved and globally recognized video store in the University District, and winner of the 2015 Genius Award for film, was told theShow More Summary