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    work at a supoerficial level, along with similar exposure to Murray's follow up works on welfare and education.

    Herrnstein died in 1994. Co-author of "Bell Curve."

    Thing is, you need to read Charles Murray very, very carefully indeed to understand his complex, exceedingly difficult long-term arguments. His short-term bullets can obscure what he has going on.

    Read this for an essential fill-in:

    E. D. Hirsch -- A Wealth of Words -- 2013

    Vocabulary and committed vocational training -- combined with apprenticeship systems -- are two keys to improvement that all the serious folks share.

    Nate misapplies what he picked up from Murray. Falling into the rat hole of a propaganda web site ??? No surprise.

    "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012 "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army/McCarthy 1954

    by bontemps2012 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:53:39 AM PST

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