Andrew Sullivan says, apropos of Jason Richwine, the cross-burning Charles Murray, and company, that the racists are the real victims here… Twenty-eight hours before Sullivan posts--thus showing that Ta-Nehisi Coates's worldline is capable of following closed timeline paths--Ta Nehisi Coates delivers the smackdown. Show More Summary
Jason Richwine, whose immigration-policy analysis for the Heritage Foundation was informed by his earlier writings on the congenital intellectual weakness of Hispanic immigrants, has resigned. Noted race scholars Charles Murray and Michelle Malkin are outraged by the betrayal. Read more...
I had no idea this sort of thing even existed: I’m reminded of our discussion of Charles Murray’s recent book on social divisions among Americans. Murray talked about differences between upper and lower class, but I thought he was really talking more about differences between liberals and conservatives among the elite. (More discussion here.) In [...]
Following up on our blog discussions a year ago, I published a review of Charles Murray’s recent book, “Coming Apart,” for the journal Statistics, Politics, and Policy. I invited Murray to publish a response, and he did so. Here’s the abstract to my review: This article examines some claims made in a recent popular book [...]
Remember when Charles Murray found it curiouser and curiouser that those inscrutable Asians seemed disinclined to sign up with The Glorious Republican People’s Party?
A few years ago I heard a very strange argument against gay marriage. The person making it was a right-leaning libertarian pundit, and the argument went like this: "I'm opposed to gay marriage because gay people don't actually want o get married." The pundit claimed to know a gay person who felt his way. Show More Summary
Charles Murray: “We are not going to win these issues through legislative victories,” or win younger voters.
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as C- PAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Show More Summary
It's not your genetics or even your IQ that determines your future, says Charles Murray. It's your zip code.
(Steven Hayward) Quantitative social science is best when it provides rigorous evidence of counter-intuitive propositions, that is, when it can debunk commonly held perceptions about phenomena. A good example is Charles Murray’s careful...Show More Summary
Cultural Offering points to an interesting take by Charles Murray on the appeal of poker. [I used to play a lot of 5 card stud while in elementary school. A friend came from a huge family and a game was always in progress at their house. My poker skills have been in a steady decline since. Sad.]
Shorter Verbatim Charles Murray: “I had never heard of Seth MacFarlane, and was astonished by his talent. And envious of his impermeable self-confidence.” Confusing “greasy smarm” and “unjustified self-regard” with “self-confidence” is pretty much a foundational problem of conservertarianism.
Charles Murray argues that early intervention has been oversold: The take-away from the story of early childhood education is that the very best programs probably do a modest amount of good in the long run, while the early education program that can feasibly be deployed on a national scale, Head Start, has never proved long-term [...]
Charles Murray has an op-ed on Bloomberg View today about the evidence, or lack thereof, underlying President Obama’s push for nationwide pre-school education. He examines both the best randomized assessments of top-quality pre-K education...Show More Summary
Cultural Offering has a great observation by Charles Murray about one of the strangest attitudes of our time. And he is on target with the exceptions.
Human Accomplishment and the English by Robert Henderson In his book “Human Accomplishment” the American Charles Murray calculates the contribution to civilisation made by individuals throughout history up until 1950. To give his calculations as much objectivity as possible he … Continue reading ?
"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (R, 86 minutes). We wouldn't want more. Charlie Sheen, Jason Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray. One star
Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman are rescued twice by Bill Murray in these bizarre scenes from Roman Coppola's comedy. [...]
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Let me say that I will never, never, never forgive Andrew Sullivan for what he hired Charles Murray to do to the New Republic--or, for that matter, for any other of his manifold sins against the Holy Ghost. Nevertheless, he and his myrmidons...Show More Summary