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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

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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.

Author: James R. Flynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/25/2008
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.47lbs
Size: 9.22h x 6.34w x 1.09d
ISBN: 9780521494311

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/07/2008 pg. 48
Booklist 09/01/2008 pg. 18
Choice 10/01/2009

About the Author
Flynn, James R.: - James R. Flynn is Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and a recipient of the University's Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. In 2007, the International Society for Intelligence Research named him its Distinguished Scientist of the Year. He is the author of What is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect (Cambridge, 2007).

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