The State of White America
Bradley Lecture by Charles Murray

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Over the last half century, America has developed a new lower class and a new upper class that are different in kind from anything it has ever known. These developments are not linked to America's evolving ethnic composition, but to the erosion of deeper sources of American exceptionalism. Charles Murray, the W. H. Brady Scholar at AEI, will describe the evidence for these claims in terms of America's non-Latino white population from 1960 to 2010.

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Murray
  • Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray's other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), Human Accomplishment (2003), In Our Hands (2006), and Real Education (2008). His most recent book, Coming Apart (Crown Forum, 2012), describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.


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    Email: Caroline.Kitchens@aei.org

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