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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Murray, the undaunted optimist

Charles Murray is trying again to get people to talk about their differences:

Elites throughout the West are living a lie, basing the futures of their societies on the assumption that all groups of people are equal in all respects. Lie is a strong word, but justified. It is a lie because so many elite politicians who profess to believe it in public do not believe it in private. It is a lie because so many elite scholars choose to ignore what is already known and choose not to inquire into what they suspect. We enable ourselves to continue to live the lie by establishing a taboo against discussion of group differences.

It's a long essay, but well worth reading -- if you can put up with his eternal optimism.


Blogger cc said...

It was a long essay, but far from boring. Very provocative and true in my opinion.

October 12, 2005 7:36 PM  

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