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  • Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

    05/24/2017 7:23:40 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    Seven Days ^ | May 24, 2017
    Middlebury College has disciplined 67 students after its investigation into the disruption of a March 2 lecture by controversial author Charles Murray, the school announced Tuesday. The sanctions range "from probation to official college discipline, which places a permanent record in the student’s file," the school said in a statement. Murray attempted to lecture in the McCullough Student Center about his 2012 book, Coming Apart. Murray is better known for his 1994 book, The Bell Curve, which sought to correlate social inequality to genetics. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled his work "racist pseudoscience."
  • Middlebury College Announces More Disciplinary Actions Over Charles Murray Student Riot

    05/11/2017 8:52:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/11/2017 | By Ashe Schow
    Middlebury College in Vermont has again announced that it has disciplined students over their behavior during an event featuring conservative author Charles Murray on March 2.The school announced late last month that it had disciplined more than 30 students for their behavior. Now, as then, the school declined to give details about what that discipline looked like. In the latest announcement, the school said that it had, in April, disciplined a total of 41 students.“This week’s cases were heard in a group hearing Thursday night before the Community Judicial Board (CJB) of Middlebury College. The CJB is empaneled from a...
  • NYT on Berkeley: Conservatives are “eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations”

    04/27/2017 1:27:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2017 | AllahPundit
    The phrasing here skirts awfully close to suggesting right-wingers are complicit in the “anti-fascist” violence directed at them. If a provocateur like Coulter “throws herself into a volatile situation,” don’t be surprised if the locals are provoked in a “volatile” way, I guess.Charles Cooke anticipated this idea of “volatility” yesterday in summarizing the campus view of speech this way: “Your opinions are fighting words because I’ll riot if you express them.” [A]cross the country, conservatives like her are eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations like the one in Berkeley, emboldened by a backlash over what many Americans see as...
  • Charles Murray: Hillary's 'Deplorables' Comment May Have Changed The Course Of World History

    04/26/2017 8:05:37 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 64 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    MURRAY: I think Jonathan Haidt, the social psychologist who started the academy was right. He was right. He had an interview a few weeks ago where he said the 'Deplorables' comment by Hillary Clinton changed the history of the world, and he may very well be right. That one comment by itself may have swung enough votes, it certainly was emblematic of the disdain with which the New Upper Class looks at mainstream Americans. Full audio and transcript at link...
  • A Conversation With Charles Murray

    04/25/2017 8:33:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Forbidden Knowledge Podcast ^ | April 22, 2017 | Sam Harris
    In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Charles Murray about the controversy over his book The Bell Curve, the validity and significance of IQ as a measure of intelligence, the problem of social stratification, the rise of Trump, universal basic income, and other topics...
  • After Middlebury College: Students Protest Charles Murray’s ‘Racism’ and ‘Classism’ at NYU

    03/29/2017 8:19:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/2017 | Paul Crookston
    Charles Murray was not met with riots when he showed up to speak at NYU last Friday, as he had been at Middlebury College a few weeks before. Still, his reception hardly served as a model for campus discourse. Security was beefed up, and his hosts, a student group affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute, had to restrict access to the event. A small crowd showed up to protest Murray’s presence — and to hurl insults at attendees and the university itself. In response to what occurred at Middlebury, the speech’s venue was moved to an underground room in...
  • Attention College “Activists”– You ARE the Fascist You’ve Been Waiting For

    03/14/2017 7:53:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-14-17 | MOTUS
    Two things today: Diversity and Resistance, in reverse order.First, “resistance” (h/t American Digest) No, sorry, you aren’t a resistance, because USA is not a dictatorship. Nobody is persecuting you; none of your rights are being violated; no illegal purges enacted; no tortures and disappearances. You didn’t like the results of an election – and want to pretend it is illegitimate, because you don’t want to do the hard work of rebuilding a constituency alienated, “Because you thought correcting people’s attitudes was more important than finding them jobs. Because you turned ‘white man’ from a description into an insult (…) Because...
  • Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion

    03/13/2017 10:17:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    The Slimes ^ | MARCH 13, 2017 | Allison Stanger
    There’s nothing like a little violence to focus the mind. I am the Middlebury College professor who ended up with whiplash and a concussion for having the audacity to engage with the ideas of Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Though he is someone with whom I disagree, I welcomed the opportunity to moderate a talk with him on campus on March 2 because several of my students asked me to do so. They know I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan. As I wrote on Facebook immediately after the incident, this...
  • Middlebury’s Muddled Mission

    03/13/2017 7:04:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia today abounds in ironies, although, more often than not, the irony is lost on the denizens of academe itself. By now, the mobbing of conservative scholar Charles Murray at Middlebury College in Vermont has received widespread attention. I have covered Dr. Murray multiple times: Although he arrives at conclusions that go against prevailing wisdom, he does so painstakingly, always holding out the possibility that missed data may force him to revise his work, something he has always been willing to do. Moreover, he is unfailingly gentlemanly and has never meted out the treatment to those who disagree with him...
  • The Middlebury Mob Shows How Thin the Veneer of Our Civilization Is

    03/08/2017 8:06:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 8, 2017 | George Leef
    On March 2, there was one of those oh-so-revealing events that makes people realize that very bad trends are at work in America, trends that are corroding the essence of civilization. Middlebury College in Vermont is a liberal arts school. The prolific author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray was asked to speak at Middlebury and answer questions from faculty and audience members. He is used to confrontations, but could not have imagined how vicious things would get up in the Green Mountain State. Inside Higher Ed’s story on the event explains that college officials admonished the students prior...
  • The Battle of Middlebury: What happened at the small college is a harbinger of what's to come

    03/07/2017 10:26:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Rich Lowry
    At Middlebury College last week, Charles Murray needed a safe space — literally. In a significant escalation of the campus speech wars, protesters hooted down the conservative scholar in a lecture hall and then roughed up a Middlebury faculty member who was escorting him to a car. The Middlebury administration commendably tried to do the right thing and stand by Murray’s right to be heard, but was overwhelmed by a yowling mob with all the manners and intellectual openness of a gang of British soccer hooligans. Sometime soon, we may yearn for the days when college students were merely childish...
  • Professor left in neck brace after Middlebury College mob goes nuts over Charles Murray speech

    03/03/2017 6:39:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2017 | AllahPundit
    Says RBpundit, “See what happens when you give people who call everyone Nazis the license to punch Nazis? They wind up hurting non-Nazis.” Right, but I take it the people who twisted the professor’s neck would say that she became a Nazi by association by defending Murray’s right to speak after being invited. A mob will always justify its violence as righteous.We’re getting closer to the inevitable moment when someone is literally murdered on an American campus because a right-winger tried to speak. As [Professor Allison] Stanger, Murray and a college administrator left McCullough Student Center last evening following...
  • By the People, A Book Review

    12/16/2016 9:34:47 AM PST · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 06/27/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    "By the People" by Charles Murray is a book looking at the rise of the unelected bureaucracy that has gained power over the years and ways of fighting back against it.
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 6:06:05 AM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | Charles Murray
    There's nothing irrational about Donald Trump's appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity. For the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington, writing...
  • The Trouble with Kids Today (it's all about IQ after all)

    09/19/2015 12:08:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 201 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/19/15 | Murray
    ...IQ has a substantial direct correlation with measures of success in life, and it is also correlated with a variety of other characteristics that promote success... ...It’s not just that the IQ gap in working-class and upper-middle-class communities has gotten wider. The life penalties associated with low IQ have risen since 1960. If you focus on the economic changes since 1960, those with low IQ have faced a labor market in which the market value of a strong back has dropped while the value of brains has soared... ...If you focus on the reforms and social programs of the 1960s,...
  • The case for conservative civil disobedience [Book Review]

    05/11/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's Book Party ^ | May 11, 2015 | Carlos Lozada
    Review of "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission" by Charles Murray.BY THE PEOPLE: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission By Charles Murray Crown Forum. 319 pages. $27. From the tea party to Occupy Wall Street to #BlackLivesMatter, America has spent much of this young century questioning its premises. And as the battles over federal spending, economic inequality and racial injustice continue, Charles Murray comes forward to identify another threat to the nation’s purpose and self-image: the rise of the regulatory state, a rapacious shadow government that has left us “at the end of the American project as the founders intended it.”...
  • Charles Murray: If Liberals Change 2nd Amendment, It Will Backfire And Militias Will Rise Up (video)

    04/25/2014 10:02:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES MURRAY: If by some miracle that change were made in that Amendment, it would be the biggest unintended consequence in the history of liberalism. You know what's going to happen? Every red state and a whole bunch of blue states, too. The state legislatures will create militias. And guess what? There are going to be a whole lot of people who want to be in those in those militias. There are going to be -- JOHN AVLON: We already have those, it's called the National Guard. BILL MAHER: Yeah, exactly. Thank you, John. MURRAY: No. If you change the...
  • Amercian Exceptionalism: A Statement Of Fact

    02/01/2014 5:16:27 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2/1/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "American exceptionalism is a fact of America’s past, not something that you can choose whether to “believe in” any more than you can choose whether to ‘believe in’ the battle of Gettysburg. Understanding its meaning is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand what it has meant to be an American." ~ Charles Murray
  • AEI scholar suggests Heritage Foundation lacks ‘integrity, loyalty, balls’ after Jason Richwine’s

    05/10/2013 6:43:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:41 PM 05/10/2013 | Caroline May
    American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray suggested on Friday that former Heritage Foundation analyst Jason Richwine, whose doctoral dissertation at Harvard included evidence that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs than non-Hispanic whites, had been railroaded and forced to resign by people without integrity or “balls.” Quote: Jason Richwine, guilty of crimethink, "resigns." The bashing from the right has been as mindless as from the left. Thank God I was working for Chris DeMuth and AEI, not Jim DeMint and Heritage, when The Bell Curve was published. Integrity. Loyalty. Balls.DeMuth was the president of AEI from 1986 to 2008. The Bell...
  • Unearthed: Young Obama took racial swipe at Colin Powell

    05/24/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 25, 2012 | AARON KLEIN
    President Obama took an apparent racial swipe at Colin Powell in a 1994 NPR interview in which he implied the four-star general is acceptable to “white America.” In the same interview, Obama advocates that the government should provide jobs for every citizen and prenatal care for all women. Obama in 1994 was a community organizer and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. WND unearthed an Oct. 28, 1994, interview the future president gave to NPR in response to political scientist Charles Murray’s controversial book “The Bell Curve,” which argues that there are racial differences in intelligence. During the...