"The War on Poverty is destined to continue for a long while, but thanks to [Charles] Murray and the growing recognition that social problems aren't engineering tasks to be tackled like moon landings, we can hope that perhaps it won't...Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) There was a fair amount of media coverage of Charles Murray’s recent visit to Duke University, where the campus Ignorati fussed and flibbered, and a group of students organized a walkout a few minutes into Charles’s lecture. Show More Summary
Coming Apart author Charles Murray recently pointed to a very restrained rebuttal that the American Enterprise Institute’s Caroline Kitchens gave to some “idiotic, vicious criticism.” Kitchens had expressed some skepticism about campus rape, and the shrieking left converted her analysis into “Rape Culture Is Just…
– David Brooks having dinner Wednesday at Volt in Frederick. The author and commentator, who spoke earlier that evening at the Literacy Council of Frederick County’s 50th anniversary fundraiser, was with fellow author Charles Murray and Murray’s wife, Catherine Bly Cox. The group dined on pasta bolognese calamari over miso cavatelli (fun fact, a dish […]
(Steven Hayward) For all Power Line readers in the Greater Denver area (though perhaps Denver isn’t feeling Greater this morning after last night’s loss to the Colts): Charles Murray will be giving a public lecture here on campus this...Show More Summary
Bad Numbers, Part 1: The polls are still overwhelmingly in Ed Murray's favor. Bad Numbers, Part 2: Charles Mudede on a poorly chosen Nobel Prize. More Like Can'tlin, Am I Right? Goldy on Richard Conlin's can't-do agenda. "A Snake Eating...Show More Summary
by Albert Mohler Oct. 4, 2013 (AlbertMohler) - For some time now, scholars like W. Bradford Wilcox at the University of Virginia and Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute have been telling us that marriage is becoming an upper class phenomenon. More accurately, they have been pointing to the fact that lower-income…
In his book “Coming Apart,” Charles Murray has a quiz intended to gauge how isolated from the average American’s culture the reader is. I often wonder if right-wing pundits and politicians from deep-red states should take that sort of quiz to gauge how … Continue reading ?
Reviewing Charles Murray’s new ebook, American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History, Richard Gamble finds fault with his understanding of the Founding. The critique is a useful reminder that Charles is not a conservative in the sense of someone who sees everything embedded in the intimations of the past as they relate to the future: Murray’s […]
In today's Washington Post, non-economist Robert Samuelson yet again reminds us of his lack of credentials by a botched discussion of the American Exceptionalism issue. He gains some brownie points by claiming that the term was first...Show More Summary
"American exceptionalism" has become wedded to modern nationalism; politicians and journalists invoke it as a creedal affirmation endorsing a range of policy agendas. Charles Murray's book American Exceptionalism is more cautious than...Show More Summary
(August 22, 2013 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) Here are a few things I've read (and re-read) recently: 1. Charles Murray, American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History. This is a short and useful tract--it's 50 pages and pocket-sized--on what made the US unique, what continues to make it... (0 COMMENTS)
Everything That Happened on Primary Night: In one convenient blog post. Progressive Isn't a Dirty Word: Ed Murray appears to be running for mayor of a Seattle that doesn't exist anymore. Socialist Isn't a Dirty Word, Either: CharlesShow More Summary
Six films for a Murray marathon.
The last lecturer of the day (June 24) was Charles Murray, speaking on "The Rediscovery of Human Nature and Human Diversity".Murray is an American public policy analyst, who is currently the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Cultural Offering gives links to a great collection of neat things. I already have the Charles Murray book and the book darts. The pistol, bacon, and Bach are now on my list.
Charles Murray is an author, public intellectual and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. And you should listen to...
Ah, The Bubblelands. Those who live in places that Charles Murray described as Superzips in his analytical masterpiece Coming Apart. We have such a wonderful cognitive elite in America. How they enjoy their sojourns to Davos or a jolly old talk at one this year’s TED Conferences. Show More Summary
Move over Prince Charles, there's a successor to the throne. Andy Murray has done it. In one of the most emotional scenes in British sports history, Scotland's Andy Murray finally captured the Wimbledon crown. He did it in style, without dropping a set to the best player in the world, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 over Novak Djokovic. Show More Summary
George Packer praises ”Two American Families” (trailer above) and calls the documentary a rebuke to conservatives who blame our economic malaise on a culture of complacency: If you screened “Two American Families” for Charles Murray and other social critics who believe that the decline of America’s working class comes from a collapse of moral values, social capital, […]