Weak Sauce: The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf Dismisses “The Bell Curve” Without Reading It

I enjoy Conor Friersdorf’s journalism for The Atlantic. Friedersdorf is an engaging and thoughtful writer who covers tough topics, generally, with balance and insight. In a recent report on the “Middlebury mob,” however, Friedersdorf committed a major intellectual party-foul on Charles Murray. Examining whether Murray’s Bell Curve–the book ostensibly protested at Middlebury—is racist as is alleged, Friedersdorf noted [Read More…]

The “SuperZips,” American Elitism, and Church Planting

Charles Murray recently authored a noteworthy piece in the Wall Street Journal that called attention to cultural divergence in America between the upper middle class (represented by Belmont, MA) and the lower class (represented by Fishtown, PA).  There’s much to think about here, including whether it’s a good thing that cultural creators group themselves together [Read More…]