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Charles Murray

Charles Murray

The received wisdom about multicultural America goes something like this: “At the time of the Founding, America’s free population was not only white but almost...

Jews are extravagantly overrepresented in every field of intellectual accomplishment. Why?

When the late Richard Herrnstein and I published The Bell Curve eleven years ago, the furor over its discussion of ethnic differences in IQ was...

The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order by Francis Fukuyama Free Press. 368 pp. $26.00 Francis Fukuyama likes to paint on a big canvas....

In November 1989, Richard Herrnstein and I agreed to collaborate on a book that, five years later, became The Bell Curve. It is a book...

In the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s television ad promising to “end welfare as we know it” was one of his best vote-getters, so effective that...

The Elephant in the Corner A Question of Intelligence: The IQ Debate in America. by Daniel Seligman. Birch Lane Press. 192 pp. $16.95. In the tight and sometimes nervous...

“Is President Bush hinting that the Peace Corps destroyed the moral fiber of poor people?” asked Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of...

It is by now taken for granted that the nation is about to turn to the Left in domestic policy. “Reaganism is finished, bankrupt, used...

Last fall I published a book entitled Losing Ground.1 It called attention to the fact that on several of the dimensions we ordinarily use to...