Author, Coming Apart; W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of several books, including Losing Ground, published in 1984, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times best-seller, The Bell Curve, co-authored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping American class structure. Murray’s other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, Real Education, and Coming Apart. He most recently published By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.