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Views on SAT[edit]

Today, I added a sentence regarding Murray's views on the SAT as per a recently published NYTimes editorial. --Elakhna 14:50, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010[edit]

Whenever someone writes an article on Coming Apart, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/opinion/sunday/when-poverty-was-white.html will prove invaluable. 68.191.166.52 (talk) 02:22, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Pro/Con links[edit]

Some of the links for pro side are not really good, it includes blog posts. Perhaps there should be inclusion of academic sources who agree with Charles Murray. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.14.29.128 (talk) 21:49, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Flynn book blurb quote[edit]

I think the quote is essentially about the book, not Murray, and belongs there, not here. But if I'm alone in that opinion, I won't push the point. Barte (talk) 04:37, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

To me, I thought it was also a statement of Murray's state of knowledge (about unspecified issues, alas) before and after reading the book, and thus a sourced biographical statement about Murray himself by Murray as well. I'm still looking for sourced statements about Murray's views on a variety of issues that are more recent in time than that. A lot has happened in the scholarly world since the publication of The Bell Curve. Thanks for your reply. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 12:12, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
A worthy goal. I haven't read Murray extensively, but from my limited sample, his later books are a better source of his post-Bell Curve opinions, including some reflection on that book. The problem with quoting a book blurb is that the format is inherently brief (whereas Murray as a writer is expansive) and the context is lacking: a reader here must know what What is Intelligence is about to understand what Murray was endorsing. Barte (talk) 13:11, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Azusa Pacific University controversy?[edit]

Charles Murray was disallowed from making a speech at Azusa Pacific University (which was "postponed") because of Charles Murray's allegedly controversial writings. He defends himself here. Is this relevant enough to be included? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wajajad (talkcontribs) 19:34, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Don't forget to sign your talk page posts. Does any other source think that this is an important issue? Is the occurrence of the event even reported anywhere else? -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 19:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Many news sites have indeed reported on this issue. A quick google search brings much up, any idea which site in particular would be good to cite?Wajajad (talk) 20:14, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
This one from a local paper would work. Barte (talk) 21:49, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Looks good. I will soon make the edit.Wajajad (talk) 00:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Ooops--sorry, the above link was about George Will. this one might work re: Murray. Barte (talk) 00:27, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Picture of him[edit]

We should find one.ParanoidLemmings (talk) 09:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)