Understanding Genes, Decadence, and the Decline of Empires

By |2020-06-01T13:59:14-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Charles Murray, Civil Society, Civilization, Culture|

We have become victims of our very success in producing a comfortable life so that nothing new seems worth much further effort. The United States and the West might even be as decadent as was ancient Rome, which managed decline for centuries. Why not the United States too? Everyone on the right seems to have [...]

Charles Murray’s In Pursuit: Of Happiness & Good Government

By |2014-12-30T14:19:16-06:00March 25th, 2013|Categories: Books, Bruce Frohnen, Charles Murray, TIC Featured Book|

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray Featured Book: The crux of Murray’s argument is that in order to be happy, individuals must be members of communities. Through an unerring use of examples drawn from social science, Charles Murray shows how we know, or should know, that people have a need for close personal [...]

The Nature of Human Happiness

By |2014-12-30T14:33:18-06:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Books, Bruce Frohnen, Charles Murray, Community, Social Order|

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray Throughout his long and highly productive career, Charles Murray has done the seemingly impossible. He has melded his strong libertarianism with respect for, and insights from, the work of Robert Nisbet and Russell Kirk. He has trained as a social scientist, worked for the Peace Corps, [...]

Concerning Charles Murray and “Real Education”

By |2016-03-26T13:04:30-05:00March 29th, 2012|Categories: Books, Charles Murray, Christopher B. Nelson, Education, Featured, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|

I confess to having approached Mr. Charles Murray’s book with a little ambivalence. I imagined that I might be one of those educational romantics he described and wondered whether a certain kind of educational romanticism might provide, not an unkindly lie, but a noble spur to a better life for our nation’s young. But this book [...]

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