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Immigration and Less-Educated Workers

– Video, panel discussion hosted by Center for Immigration Studies, September 28, 2016.
Summary: The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on low-skill Americans dropping out of the labor force, and the role mass immigration may play in the trend. Charles Murray suggests a temporary moratorium on low-skill labor… More

The Bell Curve: IQ, Race and Gender

– Video, discussion with Stefan Molyneux, Freedomain Radio, September 14, 2015.
Summary: In continuing our discussion on Human Intelligence and the predictive powers of IQ, Charles Murray joins the broadcast to discuss the latest science regarding ethnic and gender differences in intelligence. Charles Murray is a political scientist,… More

By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

– Video, lecture at the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 30, 2015.
Have we come to the end of the American project as the founders intended it? Join social scientist Charles Murray, who worries that the essence of the American promise — liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the unalienable rights of all — has eroded… More

After Words with Charles Murray

– Video, BookTV, C-SPAN, June 11, 2015.
Summary: Charles Murray talked about his book By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission, in which he argues that it is now possible to roll back the power of the federal government by relying on technology rather than the Constitution, which he… More

Charles Murray: Rebuilding Liberty

– Video, lecture at the Commonwealth Club, June 10, 2015.
Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Author, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission David Davenport, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution — Moderator Part of the American Value Series. Underwritten by the Koret… More

Power to the People

– Video, Stossel, Fox Business, May 18, 2015.
Charles Murray discusses the kind of civil disobedience he advocates in his book By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission with John Stossel.

Rebuilding liberty without permission: A conversation with Charles Murray

– Video, event at American Enterprise Institute, May 14, 2015.
Summary: According to AEI scholar, acclaimed social scientist, and bestselling author Charles Murray, American liberty is under assault. The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it… More

How Government Got So Big

– Video, Opinion Journal, Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2015.
American Enterprise Institute Scholar Charles Murray on his new book, By the People, and the policies that led to the growth of bureaucracy.

By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission

– Video, Cato Institute, May 13, 2015.
Summary: Civil disobedience may be the only avenue left for millions of Americans who just want to go about their business undisturbed. Charles Murray explains his dangerous idea in the new book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission. Video… More

Charles Murray and Jonah Goldberg on Civil Disobedience

– Video, American Enterprise Institute, May 11, 2015.
Summary: The American ideal of limited government is on life support. Is it time for civil disobedience? Charles Murray says yes. Murray has been writing on government overreach for more than 30 years. His new book, By The People, is a blueprint for taking… More

How to Spend your Twenties

– Video, American Enterprise Institute, August 11, 2014.
Summary: AEI scholar Charles Murray explains how spending your twenties in unorthodox ways will better prepare you for your future and help dismantle the growing divide in American society.

The Curmudgeons

– Audio, Ricochet podcast, April 17, 2014.
Charles Murray discusses his book The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

Are We Really Coming Apart?

– Video, panel at the Aspen Institute, March 18, 2014.
Summary: Two very different scholars of American society look at the United States and the growing gap in values and behaviors among communities and classes within them. What is happening and why? What do we do to restore our sense of common purpose? And most… More

The Bell Curve Revisited

– Video, the Program on Constitutional Government, Harvard University, March 14, 2014.
Summary: Charles Murray, on “The Bell Curve Revisited.” Charles Murray is a Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of famous and influential books, among them, Losing Ground (1984), The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class… More

Charles Murray: Are You a Snob? Take the Test.

– Video, Big Think, March 8, 2013.
Summary: American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray has designed a quiz he hopes will have “a salutary effect on bringing to people’s attention the degree to which they live in a bubble that seals them off from an awful lot of their… More

Why America is Coming Apart

– Video, American Enterprise Institute, June 24, 2012.
Summary: It used to be that America meant something to all Americans. But that common understanding is dissolving, explains AEI scholar Charles Murray in his new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.

Charles Murray: Why America is coming apart on class lines

– Video, Reason TV, April 25, 2012.
Summary: Charles Murray, one of America’s most influential social policy thinkers, has come out with a widely discussed new book called Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, which argues that Americans are splitting into two divergent… More

Charles Murray on Coming Apart

– Video, Hoover Institution, April 10, 2012.
Summary: This week on Uncommon Knowledge, longtime American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray discusses his controversial new book, Coming Apart, about what American was, is, and will become. He also reveals his personal score on his now famous… More

Charles Murray on Colbert Report

– Video, The Colbert Report, Comedy Central, March 27, 2012.
Summary: Charles Murray talks about his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, and suggests a way to address the growing division between the classes. (7:24)

Discussing Charles Murray’s Coming Apart

– Video conversation, EconLog, March 9, 2012.
Summary: Arnold Kling organized a video conference to discuss Coming Apart. Participants were Brink Lindsey, Bryan Caplan, Megan McArdle, Reihan Salam, and Ross Douthat. There was not much discussion of the findings in the book, because everybody seemed to… More

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

– Video, panel at the Cato Institute, October 24, 2011.
Summary: Featuring the Editor in Chief of The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, Ronald Hamowy, with comments by Charles Murray and William Galston. Moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute. The Cato Institute unveils “The Encyclopedia… More

Charles Murray on the State of White America

– Video, C-SPAN, April 4, 2011.
Summary: Author and political scientist Charles Murray spoke about American cultural values and economic disparity. He said that over the last half century, America had developed not only a new lower class but a new upper class. He said these developments… More

The State of White America

– Video, Bradley Lecture, American Enterprise Institute, April 4, 2011.
Summary: Over the last half century, America has developed a new lower class and a new upper class that are different in kind from anything it has ever known. These developments are not linked to America’s evolving ethnic composition, but to the erosion of… More

Charles Murray “Real Education”

– Video, BookTV, C-SPAN, September 5, 2008.
Summary: From FreedomFest 2008, held in Las Vegas, Charles Murray talks about his latest book which takes a critical look at the educational system in America and proposes ways to improve it.

In Depth with Charles Murray

– Video, In-Depth, C-SPAN, aired February 6, 2005.
Summary: Charles Murray was interviewed about his life and work. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. A video was shown of Mr. Murray in his study at his home in Burkittsville, Maryland, as he talked about his… More

Book Discussion on The Bell Curve

– Video, C-SPAN, November 8, 1994.
Summary: The co-author discussed his book, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. The book focuses on human intelligence and the way social problems are affected by it. The other co-author, Richard J. Herrnstein, died shortly… More

Apollo, The Race to the Moon

– Video with Catherine Cox, "Apollo, The Race to the Moon," CSPAN, July 20 1989.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, authors Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox discussed their recent book, Apollo, The Race to the Moon. Rather than focus on the astronauts themselves, or the social significance… More