(Scott Johnson) The new issue of the Claremont Review of Books that we have been featuring this week includes pieces by Charles Murray, Harvey Mansfield, Walter Russell Mead, John Bolton, Joseph Epstein, Michael Nelson, and many others. Show More Summary
Charles Murray has a new book coming out and he also has sound advice about "Groundhog Day."
While on blogging hiatus I read (listened to, actually) a very important book: Charles Murray's Coming Apart. Many parts of the book are extremely good; other parts are maddeningly off the mark. For a critical review that catches most of Murray's mistakes and distortions, see Murray's former colleague David Frum. Show More Summary
At the end of Coming Apart Charles Murray mentions, rather enigmatically, that our assumptions about society will soon be blown out of the water by new discoveries about human nature.… Continue reading The post Meritocracy doesn’t work. It’s in the Left’s interest to recognise this appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
As Charles Murray noted and predicted years ago, marrying someone with the same level of education has gotten more popular: The paper’s authors, led by Jeremy Greenwood at the University of Pennsylvania, mined census data from 1960 to 2005 and found that people’s tendency to marry someone of the same education level as their own increased steeply. […]
In this self-referential version of 'A Christmas Carol,' Bill Murray demonstrates that a “Scrooge” is not just one man, but a man that just about all of us know in some facet of our lives. Column by Leah Dearborn Charles Dickens’ A Christmas...Show More Summary
"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.