Charles Murray (author)

American libertarian political scientist, white nationalist, author, and columnist

Charles Alan Murray (born January 8, 1943) is an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit working as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC.

He is best known for his controversial book The Bell Curve, co-authored with the late Richard Herrnstein in 1994, which discusses the role of IQ in American society.


  • Educational romanticism asks too much from students at the bottom of the intellectual pile, asks the wrong things from those in the middle, and asks too little from those at the top.
  • People need self-respect, but self-respect must be earned -- it cannot be self-respect if it's not earned -- and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing.


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