September 6, 2007
W.H. Brady Scholar, The American
in a lively conversation
Why Are Jews So Smart?
Charles Murray first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of
Losing Ground: American Social Policy
This was followed in 1988 by In
Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government, in 1994 by
The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American
Life (with Richard J. Herrnstein), in 1997 by What It Means to be a Libertarian: A Personal
Interpretation, and in 2003 by Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to
1950. His latest book is In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare
State, 2006. It's about using a negative income tax to replace all existing transfer payments.
Among his recent articles are a 3-part series on education in the Wall Street Journal,
January 2007, and "Jewish
Genius," in Commentary.
He's been at The American Enterprise Institute since 1990. He was a resident fellow there from 1990 to 2003, and since 2003, it's W.H. Brady Scholar.
He was a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research from 1982 to 1990.
He previously spoke at Junto in December
His Ph.D. in political science is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. in history is from Harvard University.
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