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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?: Race, Class, and Ideals in America

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Ever since the publication of Race, IQ, and Jensen (1980), Professor James R. Flynn has been the most respected critic of the notion that the IQ gap between black and white Americans is genetic in origin. This new book is a must for those who want to be up to date with that debate. He also offers an alternative to the vision of American society popularized by The Bell Curve. His overriding purpose is to rearm American idealism with new ideas. Where have all the Liberals Gone? addresses all those who want something better than a foreign policy that provokes disgust, a domestic politics with neither the vision nor the resources to promote the common good, and a foolish relativism that reduces all ideals to the lowest common denominator. Professor Flynn analyzes the black marriage market, the case for affirmative action, the folly of Iraq, and the liberal failure of will. He traces the history of American idealism from Jefferson to the followers of Leo Strauss. The book ends with a powerful defense of humane ideals and human autonomy. Social scientists, philosophers, and the general public will find this book exciting, unique and the style clear and attractive.

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"In this timely critique drenched in classical philosophy, Flynn, renowned intelligence researcher and discoverer of the 'Flynn Effect' (which shows that IQ scores rise over generations), inveighs against racial inequality, working-class marginalization and a growing propensity for militarism as symptoms that America has gone astray — in discourse and praxis — from its Jeffersonian, egalitarian roots. The author examines the long lineage of American idealism, delivering enlightening analysis of Plato and Aristotle's social philosophies. Invoking Eugene Debs and sociologist William Graham Sumner, Flynn launches a respectful rebuttal of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve, providing a wealth of statistics suggesting that environmental factors (the 'imminent after school experience' of incarceration as opposed to higher education) — not genetic differences — account for the IQ gap between blacks and whites; one fascinating study reveals that the gap disappeared in Germany, suggesting a set of particularly pernicious challenges facing blacks in America. While Flynn's number-based approach can be dense, his contention that blacks are disadvantaged in American society strictly due to group membership is convincing, and his argument for a meritocracy with 'humane-egalitarian' principles and a foreign policy directed primarily toward securing peace in the world is surprisingly pragmatic. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A controversial alternative to The Bell Curve arguing that IQ gaps between black and white Americans are environmental not genetic.

Synopsis:

Professor Flynn, author of "What Is Intelligence?," offers a controversial alternative to The Bell Curve, arguing that IQ gaps between black and white Americans are environmental not genetic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521494311
Author:
Flynn, James R
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Flynn, James R.
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Political Ideologies - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.22x6.34x1.09 in. 1.47 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this timely critique drenched in classical philosophy, Flynn, renowned intelligence researcher and discoverer of the 'Flynn Effect' (which shows that IQ scores rise over generations), inveighs against racial inequality, working-class marginalization and a growing propensity for militarism as symptoms that America has gone astray — in discourse and praxis — from its Jeffersonian, egalitarian roots. The author examines the long lineage of American idealism, delivering enlightening analysis of Plato and Aristotle's social philosophies. Invoking Eugene Debs and sociologist William Graham Sumner, Flynn launches a respectful rebuttal of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve, providing a wealth of statistics suggesting that environmental factors (the 'imminent after school experience' of incarceration as opposed to higher education) — not genetic differences — account for the IQ gap between blacks and whites; one fascinating study reveals that the gap disappeared in Germany, suggesting a set of particularly pernicious challenges facing blacks in America. While Flynn's number-based approach can be dense, his contention that blacks are disadvantaged in American society strictly due to group membership is convincing, and his argument for a meritocracy with 'humane-egalitarian' principles and a foreign policy directed primarily toward securing peace in the world is surprisingly pragmatic. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A controversial alternative to The Bell Curve arguing that IQ gaps between black and white Americans are environmental not genetic.
"Synopsis" by , Professor Flynn, author of "What Is Intelligence?," offers a controversial alternative to The Bell Curve, arguing that IQ gaps between black and white Americans are environmental not genetic.
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