Legends of the Fall  

“WHEN THE legend becomes fact,” says Edmond O’Brien in John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “print the legend.” The process of printing the legend about the 2000 presidential election has now been well under way for some time; …



American Television and Consumer Democracy  

Among contemporary students of popular culture, a consensus has begun to emerge about American television quite different from the view dominant only a few decades ago. The theorists of “mass society” criticized commercial television from a standpoint informed both by …





IQ and the Future of Equality  

This article is the last of three dealing with the subject of Genetics, IQ, and Equality. The first, entitled “Race and IQ: Fallacy of Heritability,” appeared in our spring issue; the second, “The Pseudoscience of Arthur Jensen,” in the summer …



The Pseudoscience of Arthur Jensen  

I n my previous article on this subject I have discussed the differential social conditions that can, without difficulty, be seen as accounting for most or all of the average black/white IQ gap that Arthur Jensen has tried to explain …



Race and IQ: Fallacy of Heritability  

In 1969 Arthur Jensen first made the claim that it is “a not unreasonable hypothesis that genetic factors are strongly implicated in the average Negro-white intelligence difference.” That “hypothesis” has since been defended by Jensen and his epigones with all …