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'Bell Curve' author to speak on limited government, Feb. 11

Charles Murray, author of "The Bell Curve" and a noted conservative commentator, will deliver a lecture on the role of a limited federal government at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at McCosh 50.

The lecture, sponsored by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society , is titled "Why Strictly Limited Government Offers the Best Chance for those on the Bottom of Society to Live Satisfying Lives."

"The Bell Curve," written by Murray and Richard Herrnstein, analyzed the relationship between intelligence, class structure and race. The book stirred a national debate by suggesting that some racial groups are genetically predisposed to lower average IQ scores.

Murray also is the author of "Losing Ground," an influential book on welfare reform. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research group based in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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