Odyssey Lecture: Charles Murray

Event Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MacMillan 117

Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground (1984) and The Bell Curve (1994) delivers a public lecture on his latest book: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2010.

In his new book, Murray argues that, in just the last few decades, a new type of upper class and a new type of lower class have emerged in America. These two classes diverge so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship. The emergence of this new division, based on class, Murray argues, puts the future of the American project at risk.

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