Bruce McGuffin (
08 Feb 1995 18:25:45 GMT

Um... maybe I've just misread; but I really thought the Bell Curve focused
mostly on the development of a cognitive elite and the thesis that smart
people will do better in society than stupid people, and that there is
little that can be done about this.

Granted this is certainly an arguable statement -- Murry & Hernnstein
spend several hundred pages arguing it -- but the "race & IQ" question
really struck me as a minor part of the book.

It appears to drive 99% of the discussion about the book, though. What
about the rest of it?

-- Dafydd ab Hugh

I know too many bright people with stupid spouse's to worry about that.
Perhaps M&H were confusing social class with intelligence?

Bruce McGuffin