Charles Murray

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Charles Alan Murray (born January 8, 1943) is an American political scientist, sociologist, and author. Since 1990, Murray has been a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, a right-wing think tank. He identifies as a libertarian.

Over his career he has published dozens of books and articles. His book Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 (1984), which discussed the American welfare system, was widely read and discussed, and influenced government policy.

However, he may be most known for The Bell Curve (1994), written with Richard Herrnstein.

Later books include Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 (2003), Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 (2012), and Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class (2020).

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