This week, George Packer writes about new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges on the revolutions that never come in America; plus reviews of Mark Vanhoenacker, Joshua Cohen, essays by William Styron, and more.
Presented without any further comment than that headline: Charles Murray is quick to add that he is perfectly fine with a wide range of sensible regulations, and that only a narrow subset of regulations ought to be disobeyed, offering this rule of thumb: if the matter in question were to become a news story in […]
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: [Charles Murray, author of the newly published By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission] is quick to add that he is perfectly fine with a wide range of sensible regulations, and that only...Show More Summary
Scholar Charles Murray wants “to make large chunks of the regulatory code unenforceable.” How? “I want to put sugar in the government's gas tank.”
Harvard’s Robert Putnam and The Bell Curve author Charles Murray insist it’s time to save the American underclass.
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.
National Review has been full of great commentary on King v. Burwell, and I’m sure coming days will see more. Already, frustration and disappointment is focusing on how the Court could have so patently ignored the wording of the law, as Justice Scalia argued, in order to find ways to uphold it. Show More Summary
Charles Murray, Of "The Bell Curve" fame, has written an interesting new book: By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission. Think what you will about his most famous book -- this is not the place to rehash that cultural brouhaha...
(June 6, 2015 03:30 PM, by Scott Sumner) This post is about Charles Murray's book entitled Coming Apart, which I have not read. It's a bit presumptuous for me to comment on a book merely based on book reviews. So consider this an initial inquiry, I'm looking to... (0 COMMENTS)
Nibbling at the edges of oppressive government is not what founders or re-founders do. Here are a few real-life examples of how to really thumb your nose at Uncle Sam.
Is there any way to reverse the trend to ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might —
Apparently Charles Murray, the Bell Curve guy, has the hot new strategy for conservative power in the twenty first century: lots and lots and lots of frivolous lawsuits. In a nutshell, if Chuck and David can’t buy the President then they can drop a few hundred million for a defense fund to keep the Executive [Read more...]
Jeb Bush is a "total nerd" for Charles Murray. ThinkProgress is the latest to review Charles Murray's new book. Yes, that Charles Murray. The one who wrote The Bell Curve and other pseudoscientific efforts supposing that white menfolk have better genes and are therefore superior to everyone else. Show More Summary
In my very first post here at Political Animal, I described the possible threat from a Confederate insurgency. In his review of Charles Murray's latest book, By the People: Rebuilding...
Charles Murray's new book says what the oligarchs are already thinking.
Libertarian luminary Charles Murray is back in the public eye with a new book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission (Crown Forum, 2015). One part screed against immoderate government regulation and one part call for civil disobedience by small-government activists, the book puts a fresh spin on some customary Murray ideas. Given the author’s […]
Last April, when Jeb Bush was asked what he liked to read, he replied “I like Charles Murray books to be honest with you, which means I’m a total nerd I guess.” The post Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Publishes A 318-Page Rant Against Democracy appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Charles Murray offers a blueprint for an effort to turn back the regulatory state.
Sunday morning was a study in editorial standards, or lack thereof. On the one hand, we had Bernie Sanders stop just short of telling Brian Stelter our political media lacks the editorial expertise to report on politics, and on the other,...Show More Summary
JOY PULLMANN: The Civil Disobedience Charles Murray Wants Has Already Arrived. The federal do-gooders who framed No Child Left Behind back in 2001 never envisioned that parents would take exception to their mandate that every child in grades three through eight (and once in high school) face annual math and reading tests. So the law […]