Below is one of the books I’ve read over the years which I’d like to share with my website’s visitors (along with Movies, Songs and TV shows) which you can buy on Amazon by clicking on the book’s cover below.

The book The Bell Curve by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray was (as you can tell from the cover image below) a controversial New York Times bestseller postulating that success in America is a reflection of intelligence which in turn has a genetic basis. The rumor that the book was, at least to some degree, partly backed and financed by white supremacists is true (see sources below), but ignore such thinking at your own risk (many of Donald Trump’s supporters a quarter of a century later no doubt support many of the ideas in the book, even if unconsciously). What is without doubt is that The Bell Curve ignores many other potential factors for success in society, everything from culture to geography.

Sources:

  1. https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/charles-murray
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Fund

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