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BUZZ ALDRIN ON THE VIRGIN GALACTIC CRASH: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice. I’ve…

BUZZ ALDRIN ON THE VIRGIN GALACTIC CRASH: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice. I’ve been reading Charles Murray & Catherine Cox’s excellent Apollo history and there’s a relevant passage there, about perspectives. For those entering Apollo from the missiles and systems-engineering areas, it seemed like there always had to be a way to […]

The Productivity Of Not Having A Job

Charles Murray celebrates the contributions of stay-at-home wives: [M]any of the important forms of social capital take more time than a person holding a full-time job can afford. Who has been the primary engine for creating America’s social capital throughout its history, making our civil society one of the sociological wonders of the world? People […]

Charles Murray on Ayn Rand

A great and balanced essay. Thanks to Alex Tabarrok for the pointer.

Photo of the day – Lough Neagh at Sunset

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

An idyllic Photo of Lough Neagh by Charles Murray Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Northern Ireland, supplying forty percent of its water; the biggest on the island of Ireland, the biggest by area in the United Kingdom, and the biggest by area in the British Isles. With an area of 151 square miles (392 km2), it more...

Who Killed the American Family?: How the Breakdown of the Family Is Impacting Our Children

Much has been written about the decline in the percentage of Americans who live in a traditional nuclear family. The scholar Charles Murray has pointed out that the shocking rate of illegitimate births (now 41 percent) is the most serious social and fiscal problem America faces because it is the factor that drives everything else.

Here’s Bill Murray Dancing To ‘Turn Down For What’ At A Random Birthday Party

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Titans' run defense forgets to show up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The same defense that rendered Jamaal Charles invisible set the table for DeMarco Murray’s career-high 29 carries for the Cowboys Sunday at LP Field. Murray consistently found room and was the key to Dallas keeping the ball for 41:11. Show More Summary

Are Progressives the Real Authoritarians?

A few months ago, Charles Murray wrote about the 1920s progressive movement's open admiration for authoritarian regimes. [P]hilosophically, the progressive movement at the turn of the 20th century had roots in German philosophy ( Hegel and Nietzsche were big favorites)...

Dumb and Wealthy

Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve argued, I’m told, that America’s wealthy upper class naturally accrues money but it is smarter, thereby proving any idiot can write a book. But how is it, then, that so many wealthy people are so stupid? Case in point: Chicago Cubs owner and CEO Thomas Ricketts. Earlier this week […]

Article from Charles Shaar Murray on the Mississippi Delta

This is an interesting read. Some of the information is dated now as further developments and business launches continue the transformation of Clarksdale and Hopson. http://charlesshaarmurray.com/2014/08/key-blues-highway/ Thanks to Scott Duncan for posting on Facebook. Sadly, I won’t be going to the Delta this year – man, I’m gonna miss it.

KKK Disowns Purported Klan Fundraiser for Officer Darren Wilson

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

A few days ago, journalists began receiving emails from Charles Murray, who claimed he was an Imperial Wizard for a local branch of the KKK. The email itself was a fundraising pitch for Officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Murraypalooza, or Why Liberals Are Panicking

(Steven Hayward) Scott beat me to the notice of Charles Murray’s long interview on Conversations with Bill Kristol the other day.  I had thought to highlight the same interview after thinking more about my conversation with Charles last...Show More Summary

Clearing my spindle: Video edition

(Scott Johnson) Conversations with Bill Kristol has now added Bill’s interview with Charles Murray. In the video below, Bill reviews Murray’s productive career with the author himself. Murray comments regarding the interview: “Bill Kristol...Show More Summary

Charlatan Romances

Charles Murray—along with Betsy McCaughey, one of Andrew Sullivan's lasting contributions to the national dialogue—is back with another explanation about how Those People are ruining America. In this case, Murray, who has to be slowing do...

Charles Murray’s new disgrace: “Bell Curve” author has a “liberal” obsession

Infamous racial "theorist" has a problem with "progressives." But here's what's really behind the disingenuous game

Murray: Liberals Are Okay, Progressives Not So Much

In a Wall Street Journal article, eugenicist Charles Murray says it’s okay to be the kind of liberal who swills highballs on the cocktail party circuit and, thus, is well-behaved. Those are the good ones, unlike those dirty leftist progressives, Murray believes. A few weeks ago, I was thrown into a situation where I shared [...]

Jonah Goldberg on the Epistemic Closure of the Left

Charles Murray had written a piece distinguishing between "liberals" and "progressives," noting that while the former are in favor of state control over the economy, only the latter are outright in favor of state control over the citizen's mind. (One...

Are You a Good "Liberal," or a Nasty Evil "Progressive"?

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Our politics are so bitter and divisive. But Charles Murray, the conservative eugenicist who believes that "a lot of poor people are born lazy," has a solution he believes can enhance our culture's political amity: Ostracize evil "progressives" and separate them out from acceptable "liberals." Read more...

Are You a Good Liberal or an Evil Progressive?

Charles Murray has decided that the real problem with the American left isn't with liberals, it's with progressives: As a libertarian, I am reluctant to give up the word "liberal." It used to refer to laissez-faire economics and limited government. Show More Summary

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