Where have all the liberals gone?: race, class, and ideals in America

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Professor James R. Flynn is renowned for his belief that the IQ gap between black and white Americans is not genetic, but environmental in origin. Flynn's controversial new book offers an alternative to the vision of American society popularized by Herrnstein and Murray in The Bell Curve and is a must-read for all those wanting to keep up to date with the IQ debate. It traces the history of American idealism from Jefferson to the followers of Leo Strauss; analyses the black marriage market, the case for affirmative action, the folly of Iraq, and the liberal failure of will; and concludes with a powerful defence of humane ideals and human autonomy. With its clear and attractive prose, social scientists, philosophers and the general public will find this a unique and exciting book that will rearm American idealism with new ideas.
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subject_facet Bell curve, Electronic books, Equality, Equality -- United States, Free will and determinism, Herrnstein, Richard J, Herrnstein, Richard J. -- Bell curve, Idealism, Idealism, American, Intellectuals, Intelligence levels -- Social aspects, Intelligence levels -- Social aspects -- United States, Intelligenzniveau, Intelligenzquotient, Rasse, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Classes, Socialism, Socialism -- United States, USA, Ungleichheit, United States
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title_short Where have all the liberals gone? :
title_sub race, class, and ideals in America
topic_facet Equality, Free will and determinism, Herrnstein, Richard J, Idealism, Idealism, American, Intellectuals, Intelligence levels, Intelligenzniveau, Intelligenzquotient, Rasse, SOCIAL SCIENCE, Social Classes, Social aspects, Socialism, Ungleichheit