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Charles Murray Speaks Tonight

You might not agree with him, but the man is an original thinker and a provocative and rigorous scholar. I know where I’d be tonight if I were in Hanover:

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From Wikipedia:

Charles Murray.jpgCharles Alan Murray (born 1943) is an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit.

He first became well known for his Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980 in 1984, which discussed the American welfare system. He is best known for his controversial book The Bell Curve, co-authored with Richard Herrnstein in 1994, which argues that class and race are linked with intelligence. Murray has also written In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government (1988), What It Means to be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation (1996), Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 (2003), and In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State (2006). He published Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality in 2008.

Dartmouth students don’t spend enough time profiting from the string of interesting speakers who come through Hanover. Just because you won’t get a grade doesn’t mean you won’t learn something.

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