Political scientist Charles Murray defines American exceptionalism and argues that the country has strayed from its founding principles.
Dr. Charles Murray
Charles Murray is the author of several books, including his most recent, Coming Apart, which describes an unprecedented divergence in American social? classes over the last half century. He is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Murray first came to national attention in 1984 with Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. In 1994, The Bell Curve, coauthored with Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray’s other books include In Pursuit, What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education.