Too Fat to Fit Through the Eye of a Needle

Charles Murray is a genius with a bad idea.

Murray is an expert on IQ, but while not even he might qualify as a “genius” based on his own criteria, he sure as hell fits mine: Any guy who can write a book such as The Bell Curve and somehow maintain a (more or less) respectable career is a genius.

His latest book is Coming Apart, an epic number-crunching analysis of “The State of White America, 1960-2010.” (My copy is in the mail, so I’m reacting here to Murray’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed summarizing his conclusions.)