Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and author of the books The Bell Curve and Real Education. In this interview, hosted by Carlisle Johnson, he talks about his educational background at Harvard University, his definition of a libertarian, and the ideas presented in his books. He also explains what he considers to be some of the deficiencies of the American education system: excessive numbers of people going to college and limitations for academically gifted students. Dr. Murray proposes an education system inspired by libertarian ideals in which everyone is responsible for their own actions.
Interview with Charles Murray by Carlisle Johnson Charles Murray
Special Collections Room Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, November 6, 2008
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Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He was a consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and for the Bulgarian government as well as senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and chief scientist at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Murray holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in history from Harvard University. He is the author of several books, including Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality, The Bell Curve, and In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government.