Arthur Jensen

Telegraph (London), January 1, 2013

Arthur Jensen, who has died aged 89, was an American educational psychologist who in 1969 ignited a fierce debate by identifying a relationship between race and intelligence.

In February that year Jensen published a 123-page paper, How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?, in the Harvard Education Review, claiming to present evidence that racial differences in intelligence test scores might be genetically determined.

Coming as it did during a time of political and social turmoil in the United States, this assertion—together with his recommendation that white and African-American children might benefit from different types of education—enraged many members of the academic community and the public at large. It was a controversy from which Jensen never fully freed himself, despite a long career which saw him lauded as one of the most eminent educational psychologists of his day.

Ironically enough, it was as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley—in the 1960s a hotbed of American student radicalism—that Jensen produced the work that came to enrage liberal opinion. In the early part of the decade he devised intelligence tests for black, Hispanic and other minority-group children which led to his drawing a distinction between Level I abilities, or “associative learning” (essentially the ability to memorise facts or skills), and Level II, or “conceptual learning” (the ability to solve problems).

Jensen concluded that Level I abilities were evenly distributed across racial boundaries, but that whites were better endowed at Level II (with Asians even more gifted). He went on to propose that 80 per cent of a person’s intelligence was genetically determined, with only 20 per cent due to environment. He was careful to state, however, that the range of intelligence is the same in all races, the differences appearing in the norms.

His denials that he was a racist did nothing to dampen the outcry that greeted the publication of his paper in the Harvard Education Review. His lectures were disrupted, his effigy burned by university students, and he was ostracised by some of his colleagues. For a time he was forced to employ bodyguards. In its next issue, the Review published rebuttals by no fewer than six scholars.

Arthur Robert Jensen was born on August 24 1923 in San Diego, California, where his father ran a building materials company. At Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, Arthur played the clarinet, making occasional appearances with the local symphony orchestra; his early ambition was to be a conductor. He went on to study Psychology, Physiology and Biology at Berkeley, graduating in 1945.

After working as a teacher at his old school, in 1952 he completed a PhD in Psychology at Columbia, followed by a clinical internship at Maryland University’s Psychiatric Institute. He then secured a post in the laboratory of Professor Hans Eysenck at the Maudsley Hospital in London, where he worked from 1956 to 1958 and first investigated individual learning differences. He later said: “Nearly all my work since then has directly or indirectly grown out of the kind of problems I became involved with during this period.” (Eysenck—himself no stranger to controversy—later supported Jensen’s views on the role of genetics in intelligence, and was punched in the nose by a female protester at the London School of Economics.)

Jensen joined the educational psychology department at Berkeley in 1958, and three years later was one of the co-founders of its Institute of Learning. In 1966 he was appointed the Institute’s professor of educational psychology, pursuing his interest in the cultural and genetic determinants of intelligence and learning ability, particularly in children who were culturally disadvantaged.

Although controversy continued to surround him (the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould was among his sternest critics), Jensen did not recant his views, and claimed that his work had been misunderstood, declaring in 1981: “Nowhere have I ‘claimed’ an ‘innate deficiency’ of intelligence in blacks . . .  The plain fact is that at present there exists no scientifically satisfactory explanation for the differences between the IQ distributions in the black and white populations. The only genuine consensus among well-informed scientists on this topic is that the cause of the difference remains an open question.” Today many in the field believe that Jensen was right to resurrect the idea of inherited general intelligence, although they would not argue that there is a racial dimension.

Jensen continued to teach at Berkeley until his retirement in 1994. In 2003 he was awarded the Kistler Prize for original contributions to the understanding of the connection between the human genome and human society; and in 2006 the International Society for Intelligence Research presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Among his books are Genetics and Education (1972); Educability and Group Differences (1973); Bias in Mental Testing (1979); The g Factor: The Science of Mental Ability (1998); and Clocking the Mind: Mental Chronometry and Individual Differences (2006).

He married, in 1960, Barbara Jane DeLarme; she died in 2007, and he is survived by their daughter.

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  • David Ashton

    Rushton, now Jensen. RIP – in the memories of good people, especially those who wish to emulate his honesty and carry on his work.

    • Steven Bannister

      Is ANYONE carrying on Rushton’s work? Who has his papers, his notes? I hope there is someone in his family who appreciates his work and make sure his documents fall into the right hands.

      • Dan Edwards

        Among “the papers….notes” due regard should be given by the Rushton Estate
        to the Letters written upon his solicitation in 1990 in his defense by 45 distinguished academics in the international community. It is odd and horribly unfortunate that
        these Letters have not been put online or otherwise published (notwithstanding the
        likelihood that they cannot be formally copyrighted by virtue of their having been
        formally disseminated in 1990 without assertion of copyright )

  • JohnEngelman

    It is unfortunate that Arthur Jensen, Richard Herrnstein, and J. Philippe Rushton did not live long enough to be vindicated. I hope Charles Murray and Jared Taylor live that long.

    • The__Bobster

      Here’s a picture you should appreciate. Notice that the afrovoodoo bell curve has a smaller standard deviation than the White one.

      http://www.vdare.com/posts/jensen-and-the-two-bell-curves

      http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02440/Jensen_2440299b.jpg

      • JohnEngelman

        The bell curves for Orientals and Ashkenazi Jews are to the right of the bell curve for white Gentiles.

        • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

          You receive an unjust flogging everytime you point that out John. Apparently IQ only exists when people want it to.

          • Barrack Osama

            So we should end affirmative action and other similarly doomed initiatives? Glad we all agree.

          • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

            If we do that universities might become overwhelmingly Jewish and Asian.

          • YoungWoman

            You should check out the recent article “The Myth of American Meritocracy” by Ron Unz if you want to know if Jews or non-Jewish whites are currently more advantaged in university admissions relative to merit. The article gives evidence that Jews are, which I would not necessarily have guessed.

          • JohnEngelman

            Thank you.

            In a similar sort of way Stephen J. Gould used evidence of evolution as a stick to beat Protestant Fundamentalists, whom he disliked. Nevertheless, he ignored that evidence when he argued that human evolution stopped 50,000 years ago, and that there are no significant differences between the races in average native intelligence.

            Liberals argue that race is a social construct until it is time to give low performing races therapeutic preferences in university admissions and hiring.

          • YoungWoman

            I learned about Gould in a class. We learned that he was probably wrong about “punctuated equilibrium”, but we weren’t supposed to infer that that likely meant he was wrong about race. I doubt I was the only person who noticed this but of course no one said anything.

          • Laager

            An extreme example of this bias is South Africa where AA and BEE laws are designed to protect the 80% black majority from the 10% white minority. The liberals are remarkably silent on this issue.
            However when challenged on this point they normally trot out the cliche': “Black performance today is the product of slavery, colonialism and apartheid, then brand you a “racist’ and refuse to debate with you any further.

          • JohnEngelman

            Liberals who decline to debate racial differences refuse to enter a debate they know they will lose. Therefore they try to suppress the expression of the obvious truth.

          • Luca

            Liberals will never let facts, common sense or logic get in the way of their agendas. They will lie, yell, chant, deflect, name-call or change the subject rather than debate an issue in an honest manner.

          • JohnEngelman

            That is not true of all liberals. It is true of some conservatives. Rush Limbaugh built his career on lies. FOX News won a lawsuit protecting its right to lie.

          • Luca

            I can glean the elements of truth from Fox News, some of their commentators rather bore me with their repetitive opinions. But when I watch MSNBC it’s like entering another universe. Any truth they are reporting is completely lost in the vitriol, lies, propaganda and agendas they are promoting. While Fox is obviously to the right, MSNBC is astronomically to the left. Limbaugh is an egotistical blowhard, but again, I can find some truths in his rants.

            Any comments I make here I should prefix with “Generally speaking”.

          • JohnEngelman

            Because I enjoy investigating different points of view, press bias is not an issue for me. I assume that journalists have different values and concerns, and that these influence the way they perceive and report the news.

            The one thing I insist on, however, is that factual assertions be factual.

            I do not expect a liberal commentator to praise Charles Murray. If the commentator condemns Charles Murray, I become skeptical of anything else the commentator says.

          • Tim

            Arguing with a Liberal is like competing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you`re still an idiot…

          • David Ashton

            John Engelman does indeed make this point very often, and his personal pleasure in it may explain why an Obama-supporting Democrat with leftist opinions on much else likes to air it repeatedly on this particular site.
            How many Chinese would he like to settle permanently in the USA, and would he require an IQ check on applicants?
            What is his opinion of the “insights” of Karl Marx in “Zur Judenfrage” (1844)?
            Was not the egalitarian invasion of anthropology from since Boas – Ashley Montagu, Otto Klineberg, Stephen Gould, Richard Lewontin, Leon Kamin, Theo Goldberg, and Mr & Mrs Steven Rose, etc. further proof of Ashkenazi scientific objectivity or a just another tactic of “Cultural Marxism”?

          • JohnEngelman

            “What is his opinion of the “insights” of Karl Marx in “Zur Judenfrage” (1844)?”

            – David Ashton

            Political thinkers should be read for insight, rather than doctrine. Karl Marx acknowledged this when he wrote, “I thank God that I am not a Marxist.”

            I too am not a Marxist. Just because I agree with Karl Marx on some issues does not mean I agree with him on everything. That would be impossible, because he sometimes changed his mind.

          • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

            Well, smart people have issues too. At times they needlessly confuse themselves. They are also able to construct elaborate explanations for something that everyone else can see is complete BS. Very strange.

          • David Ashton

            The Ashkenazi anthropologists listed, and there are many others, probably had an “unconscious” anti-Nazi agenda which encouraged them to play down racial variation; I am open to alternative explanations.

          • Daisy

            The NAACP was founded largely by zionist jews in the US who wanted to indirectly foment anti-white discrimination in american institutions and society in general. This is one reason they played down racial variations, another is that they believe by cloaking and legitimizing their chauvinistic and imperialist agendas in ‘god’ that they somehow deflect the reality that they conceive of themselves and promote themselves as a race. In their culture ‘god’ is the nation, there is no higher or universal value to the concept.

          • Daisy

            I personally don’t invest nearly as much as the average AmRen poster in IQ from a number of different angles, so your assertion only holds true potentially for *some* people. The Ashkenazi jews only benefited from class privilege and exploitation, not innate DNA tendencies. This privelege came from riding off the labor of the European peoples.

        • Anon

          The next time you say that John you should say by how much.

          • JohnEngelman

            The average IQ for white Gentiles is 100. The average for Orientals is 106. The average for Ashkenazi Jews is 112.

          • robinbishop34

            Truth be told, who is responsible for the emergence of Western civilization and everything we see when we look around us as we enjoy our ability to discuss such things?

          • JohnEngelman

            When talking about “the emergence of Western civilization” you are talking about the past. You sounding like an over the hill boxer telling anyone who will listen how good he used to be.

            If you look around you will see that Western civilization is in decline. China is rising. Within the United States Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans are rising. Articles included on this website draw attention to this.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94T-NC3uv3o

          • David Ashton

            “The East is Red” – with blood and tears. This Maoist propaganda film was done between his man-made famine and his murderous “cultural revolution”.

          • JohnEngelman

            What you say is true. I love the music, and think it deserves better lyrics. I also love this video because it shows China in its ascendancy.

          • kjh64

            “If you look around you will see that Western civilization is in decline. China is rising.”
            This is because the Chinese are smart enough to not allow mass immigrationor mass multiculturalism and the West is in decline because they are allowing mass 3rd world immigration. While I acknowledge that Orientals tend to do better than Whites in some areas, one has to remember that those Chinese that do so well in America are usually China’s “cream of the crop” so to speak. The less intelligent Chinese are usually not the ones that immigrate.

          • JohnEngelman

            It is a mistake to allow third world immigration, except in exceptional cases for exceptional individuals. We do not need more people with double digit IQs and criminal inclinations.

          • Luca

            They also have complete political control of over a billion people, do not allow certain freedoms, and have no problem paying slave wages to the minions. How can we compete with a country whose average worker makes less than $300 a month?

          • Ted S.

            In the mid 1980’s, high ranking Chinese psychologists were openly, if
            quietly, extolling the work of Arthur Jensen and Hans Eysenck ( STRAIGHT
            TALK ABOUT MENTAL TESTS, RACE, INTELLIGENCE AND EDUCATION,
            STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF PERSONALITY ). At that time, the Chinese Psychological Society was attempting to lay a groundwork for academic psychology in that nation. There is no smal irony in being able to
            confront honestly and openly the merits of Eysenck and Jensen within China
            while in the “free world” their work more and more is read on campus , if at all, in a near samizdat status.

          • YoungWoman

            Some people tell me China won’t succeed because it’s not “free” like America. Well, define “free”. The U.S. has an Orwellian lack of freedom in what citizens can say about race, and I think this is one reason for its decline.

          • Anon

            No, the average IQ for North East Asians is 103, with the exception of some studies conducted in China that showed 105/6. Studies on Chinese Americans consistently show IQ scores one fifth of a standard deviation above the white mean, with a larger gap for spacial reasoning tests and heavily g loaded tests like Raven Matrices and scores slightly below the white mean on abstract reasoning and verbal reasoning tests.

            112 is correct for Ashkenazi Jews.

          • David Ashton

            Do you think the loss of Jewish life in WW2 paradoxically had a eugenic effect on the IQ of survivors? You may recall the Wannsee document (whose authenticity I assume for the time being) saying that survivors of sexually segregated forced labor would have to be “specially treated” because they represented the germ of a Jewish revival? Have you ever read Nathaniel Weyl’s article on the “aristocide” of both Communists and Nazis?

          • JohnEngelman

            “Do you think the loss of Jewish life in WW2 paradoxically had a eugenic effect on the IQ of survivors?”

            It may have, but with the irreparable loss of Jews of inestimable value like Ann Frank. The fact that the Jews recovered so rapidly from the Holocaust and went on to dazzle the world with their brilliance should trouble those who attribute lower black IQ scores to racial discrimination that ended two generations ago.

            I know nothing of the Wannsee document. I have not read Nathaniel Weyl’s article.

          • David Ashton

            Richard Lynn’s recent work has put a question mark against your Ashkenazim IQ average.
            Nathaniel Weyl’s “aristocide” essay is easily downloaded after a Google search.

          • JohnEngelman

            “Richard Lynn’s recent work,” does not explain this:

            “At least 187 Jews and people of half- or three-quarters-Jewish ancestry have been awarded the Nobel Prize,1 accounting for 22% of all individual recipients worldwide between 1901 and 2012, and constituting 36% of all US recipients2 during the same period.3 In the research fields of Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and Physiology/Medicine, the corresponding world and US percentages are 27% and 39%, respectively. Among women laureates in the four research fields, the Jewish percentages (world and US) are 38% and 50%, respectively. Of organizations awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 24% were founded principally by Jews or by people of half-Jewish descent. (Jews currently make up approximately 0.2% of the world’s population and 2% of the US population.)”
            http://www.jinfo.org/Nobel_Prizes.html

          • David Ashton

            The recent Nobel Prize recipients that matter are those with proven scientific or academic credentials; and here you are quite right. As I said in a post quite some time ago, the “Jewish intelligence” is specially notable in areas like mathematics and physics, and also partly by tradition in medicine (not especially surgery). Jews are also highly verbal, and produce some excellent journalism, though my long experience of book and movie reviews has given me the impression that they exaggerate their own merits to Gentile readers who show them excessive deference (maybe to compensate for pre-war literary “antisemitism”). Jews have not been so remarkable in creative music, art, sculpture, mechanical engineering or serious philosophy. There is a significant difference in the “psychology” of Ashkenazim and Han peoples.

            I would still like to know what you THINK of what Marx said about the “Jewish Question”.

            Also, how many Chinese immigrants you would like in the USA and other western countries – can we have enough of a good thing?

          • JohnEngelman

            The most rigid form of the opposition between the Jew and the Christian is the religious opposition. How is an opposition resolved? By making it impossible. How is religious opposition made impossible? By abolishing religion…

            in periods when the political state as such is born violently out of civil society, when political liberation is the form in which men strive to achieve their liberation, the state can and must go as far as the abolition of religion, the destruction of religion…

            We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time, an element which through historical development – to which in this harmful respect the Jews have zealously contributed – has been brought to its present high level, at which it must necessarily begin to disintegrate.

            In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.

            – Karl Marx, from “On the Jewish Question”

            http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/

            ———

            Years ago I took a fascinating seminar on Das Kapital given by the Washington, DC chapter of the American Communist Party. Nevertheless, this is the first time I have read “On the Jewish Question.” I did not find any valuable insights in it.

            Karl Marx does not express the hostility toward Jews as a race that Adolf Hitler does in Mein Kampf, “Hitler’s Table Talk,” or in his speeches. Nevertheless, he is hostile toward the Jewish religion, as he is hostile toward the Christian religion.

            He does not explain how either religion contributes to the miserable conditions factory workers experienced when he wrote this essay in 1844.

            What I find troubling in this essay is the implication that Karl Marx would favor persecution of both Christianity and Judaism.

          • David Ashton

            I do not wish to hound you over this matter but Marx suggests that the Jewish religion is the worship of money, a perennial point you bypass in your critique.

          • JohnEngelman

            I noticed his assertion that the Jewish religion is the worship of money. That was a crude antisemitic stereotype.

            The Old Testament prophets argued that oppression of the poor by the rich was one of the reasons for the decline and fall of King David’s empire.

            Those who quote the Bible to defend capitalism get their proof texts from the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs also has passages like:

            Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

            Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

            Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

            and

            Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

          • David Ashton

            I do not wish to labor this – but I remember you once saying that to some degree “stereotypes” reflect reality. Jews are very charitable, especially towards Jewish charities. Deuteronomy 15.6 is also worth quoting. Jerry Muller’s “Capitalism and the Jews” (Princeton UP, 2010) strikes me as a fair summary of this question, which has its recent resonance in the banking crises.

          • JohnEngelman

            Jews are sympathetic towards the disadvantaged because they have been that way. That is why they have been active in the labor movement and the civil rights movement, and why they usually vote Democratic despite their high incomes.

            If you are aware of any credible evidence that Jewish businessmen tend to be less scrupulous than Gentile businessmen, that Jewish financiers are more prone to engage in financial scandals, that Jewish landlords are more prone to raise rents, and to evict poor widows who cannot pay the rent increases, and so on, post that evidence here.

            Don’t give me anecdotes I want statistics that Jews tend to be less financially honest than Gentiles with the same financial opportunities to be dishonest that way.

          • David Ashton

            Quite true that the immigrant history of Jews in the USA and other countries is a factor in their support for immigration of other peoples into the lands in which they themselves reside, but of course kindness to innumerable “strangers at the gate” is something that must be considered in relation to the original owners of gates; the recent arrival of communities that dislike Israel has proved a bit counter-productive.
            On your other point, I have never myself argued on this site that Jews are financially less scrupulous than Christians, and therefore have no obligation to post statistical evidence according to your exorbitant criteria, or at all.
            I think Jews achieve success in certain fields primarily because of intelligence and education, and only secondarily because of mutual co-operation.
            I have just read in the UK neo-con “Steadfast” (Jan/Feb 2013, p.32) the assertion by the late Princess Diana’s lawyer, Anthony Julius, that the Jews have comprised the major enemy in the imagination of the West for perhaps 1,500 years.

            Whether everyone else is “biologically” inferior is another matter.

          • David Ashton

            I think a proper reply that covers this complex subject adequately and without misunderstandings would require far too much space.

            I will rely therefore on references to sources that deserve respect: (1) Prof. Muller, “Capitalism and the Jews”, already noted: an excellent, balanced and insightful account, fully annotated. (See also his “Antisemitism and this Recession”, Forward.com, April 2, 2010.) (2) Julius Carlebach, “Karl Marx and the Radical Critique of Judaism” (OUP 1984) examines in detail the essay on the Jews from almost every angle. (3) John Rose, “Karl Marx, Abram Leon and the Jewish Question” [a neo-Trotskyite reappraisal], “International Socialism”, Summer 2008, http://www.isj.org.uk/?id=460.
            Whereas some Jews like Rathenau criticised Jewish financial moguls, prominent intellectuals like Jacques Attali and others have sung their praises, but the translation of his book as “The Economic History of the Jewish People” (Eska 2010) is badly done and retains a grotesque howler about Jesus which a self-declared “Christian Zionist” like yourself would easily spot.

            The “philosemitic” historian Paul Johnson said that Jews originally created the “problem” of “usury” for themselves; and this is an issue that can and should be discussed objectively and thoroughly without fear of favor of Foxman.
            The rise of the “Russian oligarchs” would make an interesting case study.

          • JohnEngelman

            OK, so you have read a lot of books. Where is there any evidence that Jews on the average are in any way morally inferior to Gentiles, even to white Gentiles?

          • David Ashton

            You should consult the information and analysis in these particular sources. I have never claimed that Jews on average are “morally” inferior to white Gentiles, and so it is not incumbent on me search out and provide any evidence one way or the other. The only dated data I can recall came from Dr Fritz Lenz (1931) who gave Jews better marks than Christian Germans with respect to crimes of violence, offences in general and alcoholism, but alleged that the white slave traffic and fraud were more common among Ashkenazim.
            The whole question of “antisemitism” needs “a lot of books” rather than a post on this site, however patient its readership, but I would try to summarise the “problem” in terms of the fact that Jews are a distinctive people which has had for centuries to live among the lands of other distinctive peoples, with the result that tensions have arisen between them, and that Jews become apprehensive if and when nationalism arises among those other peoples.
            There is much more to the sociology of it all than that, and to the post-1947 Zionist “solution” to the “problem”.

          • Daisy

            These references are set within the jewish community, not the larger mixed one.

          • JohnEngelman

            Also, how many Chinese immigrants you would like in the USA and other western countries – can we have enough of a “good” thing?

            – David Ashton

            ———

            Because of high and persistent unemployment, including in my field, which is computer technology, I do not think now is the time to encourage more Chinese immigration. At the same time I do not favor prohibiting Chinese immigration.

            I do favor curtailing third world immigration, and the deportation of illegal immigrants of all races. According to a Gallup Survey released January 4, 2013, only 35 percent of Americans agree with me.

            http://www.gallup.com/poll/1660/immigration.aspx

            Whites and Orientals live together and work together harmoniously. Blacks and Hispanics attack each other. Whites and Orientals are also victims of their crimes.

          • David Ashton

            You may be interested in a computer expert the Obamas invited to the White House who has given a picture of the real Red China behind the communist propaganda, an oriental “Anne Frank diary” if you will – Ping Fu, “Bend not Break” (Portfolio 2013).

          • JohnEngelman

            The Communist China I most liked was the one that existed from the death of Mao Tse Tung to the Tiananmen Square massacre. I love China, but not the government, and look forward to the development of a democratic government on the mainland.

          • Luca

            On the other hand, Nazi’s may have “culled the herd” for them. Seems to me the smart ones saw the coming storm and fled to other countries in the 30’s or when they could. Newsreels tend to show poor ghetto jews herded into rail cars. You don’t see the Rothschilds, Einsteins, Freuds and Warbergs in the crowd.

          • YoungWoman

            It once occurred to me that if Jews were underachievers, people would definitely blame it on the “legacy of the Holocaust”.

          • JohnEngelman

            Jews and Orientals do not need alibis and excuses. They succeed against the odds.

          • David Ashton

            I would not suppose the odds are massively stacked against Jews in the USA today. The “Holocaust” is used by some of them to discourage adverse criticism, especially of Israel.

          • JohnEngelman

            David,

            You are too intelligent not to believe that Jews have earned their achievements and prosperity, and not to believe that they have made the United States a better country with their talents.

          • David Ashton

            Thanks for the compliment.
            I wrote what I thought was a succinct response on this interesting, important and sensitive topic, and then accidentally deleted it without retrieval, but am too sluggish at present to do it all again; no doubt an opportunity will recur.

          • Daisy

            I think I’ll leave this discussion at this point: the jews voluntarily left their homeland to live off the labor of the european people during their alleged ‘diaspora.’ They did not achieve any of exalted position or privelege through hard work, or innate talent, but through a combination of circumstance and cunning. During the medieval period, 98% of jewish males could read; only 3% of white/european males could. One culture promoted literacy and the other tyrannically forbade it. The jews were also encouraged to lend money and profit thereof; the whites were again prohibited from doing this.

            The jews saw a way to live off of the labor and oppression of the european people and made a deal with the european powers, who needed a money-lending and gouging class that was separable from the masses. It was during this period that some myth of jewish intelligence was fictitiously spawned by the jews. The marked sociopolitical advantage and various types of capital the jews amassed during this period – along with the skills and methods to cultivate it and protect it without being held accountable for doing so – form some pretty awesome odds for jewish ‘success.’ For a people who claim they’ve been victims all throughout their history and that they are constantly facing an ‘irrational’ hatred of them in all of humanity, it sure seems funny to claim they don’t use alibis or excuses…

          • Daisy

            Oh and please try to use at least some new expression besides ‘canard’ or ‘hoary myth’ or ‘anti-semitic’ when you inevitably resort to invective to deflect and distract from the actual facts of this discourse. Of course, you could always try to work the ‘jealous’ angle, although even that one is a hard sell; when I went to a fertility clinic in a jewish-dominated area, there was an entire panel of ashkenazi genetic tests that were either suggested or required, that’s how un’successful’ jewish dna is. Yikes.

            And AmRen when will you allow my posts listing links to anti-Israeli Lobby sources to stand? If the Jews are so successful why does israel have to be carried by the US?

          • Daisy

            The jews didn’t recover so rapidly…they simply gouged more of white people’s (and Americans’ in general) taxes…read about the Israeli Lobby and how much American taxpayers spend per year and capita carrying Israel…

          • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

            I had always heard the smart Jews escaped as soon as possible. Of course I cannot say if that is correct or not.

          • EndTimesComing

            And according to MENSA (granted years ago) my IQ tested out at 138. And I question your stated values. Source of your stated findings? One has to always be aware of the source, and the biases of the source, if any, before swallowing whole the assertion, no? Because all other numbers I’ve seen produced have placed orientals on average higher than ANY white, including Ashkenazis, who by the way are not pure white. At least they weren’t back when they decided to adopt Judaism as their faith from the big three. Adopting zen buddhism would not make ME an oriental. I’d still be the ethnic stock I derived from.

          • Nathanwartooth

            And? This only further supports the need for a White homeland.

            Whoever is smartest doesn’t get to rule the planet or go where they please.

          • JohnEngelman

            If you want a white homeland, move to Europe. The only Americans who have the right to complain about genocide and race displacement are American Indians.

          • David Ashton

            Eurabia?
            What would American Indians feel about Chinese mass-settlement in the USA?
            I think we can spell out the implications of your comment, which is surely quite out of place on this “American Renaissance” site, for all your praise of Jared Taylor.

          • JohnEngelman

            I agree with most of Jared Taylor’s reality perceptions. We do not share all of the same likes and dislikes.

          • Joseph

            No, Taylor is interested in the preservation and celebration of white non-Jewish culture and achievement.

          • JohnEngelman

            I have never read anything by Jared Taylor in which he distinguished between white Gentiles and Jews. If you are aware of anything, please quote it with a web address to it, or the name of a book he wrote along with the page number where he wrote that.

          • Daisy

            So that’s it, huh…the motive behind asserting that no blacks hate white women…*white* women, not middle eastern…

          • David Ashton

            But shouldn’t he have so distinguished between them, according to YOUR OWN criteria, between the “biologically superior” Herrenvolk promised their own exclusive territory in the Middle East by the Creator of the cosmos, and the rest of us comparatively stupid goyim?

          • Nathanwartooth

            Here we go again. This is why I hate replying to your posts.

          • Sean

            I assume by Americans you mean citizens of the USA. Although the soil may have been discovered by what became Amerindians, the US has always been a white country. Although the situation was regrettable when talking about the natives only a white racially aware group of people would seek to preserve them.

          • JohnEngelman

            Almost from the earliest settlements in Massachusetts and Virginia this has been a tri racial country. The facts that Indians were here first, and that Negroes were brought over as slaves does not make them less American.

  • JohnEngelman

    “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

    ― George Orwell

    • Tim

      “One man with courage makes a majority.”- Andrew Jackson

  • The__Bobster

    “Nowhere have I ‘claimed’ an ‘innate deficiency’ of intelligence
    in blacks . . . The plain fact is that at present there exists no
    scientifically satisfactory explanation for the differences between the
    IQ distributions in the black and white populations. The only genuine
    consensus among well-informed scientists on this topic is that the cause
    of the difference remains an open question.”
    ___________

    Come now. A man as intelligent as he was couldn’t connect the dots?

    • David Ashton

      Not all he said.

  • falsedawn

    While I think the man was absolutely brilliant, it’s not going to come down to intellect, although I agree that intellect is part of everything we do. In the end it’s going to come down to force of arms – always does. That’s when we’ll prove our superiority over the minorities.

  • YoungWoman

    Thank God for the internet so we can learn about people like this whose names could never be mentioned in a university course.

    • YoungWoman

      Also thank God for the internet so we can Google this and find out it’s not true: “Today many in the field believe that Jensen was right to resurrect the idea of inherited general intelligence, although they would not argue that there is a racial dimension.”

    • shattered

      I was amazed to find that World History 101 doesn’t discuss the almost 200 million killed by the Marxists just last century or the terrible persecution that hundreds of millions endured under the same totalitarian state atheistic “communist” system but harps on endlessly about the 5.6 million the Japanese killed in China. They don’t even discuss the Berlin Wall. There’s like a total disconnect between reality and their curriculum. Of course, it’s deliberate social engineering on the part of the modern liberals that design and control it.

      • David Ashton

        Quite so. Look at the reception (rage in France, brief critical acknowledgment, incredulity or virtual silence elsewhere) when just one, carefully documented publication from academics, “The Black Book of Communism”, appeared in 1997. What is needed is a five-part TV documentary on this subject, using quotes from the communists themselves, absolutely authentic photography, etc. But then it isn’t the “Holocaust” or “Western Imperialism”.

      • Marc B.

        Recently the term Democide was coined to describe this particularly macabre Twentieth Century occurrence. Of the conservatively estimated 110 million people murdered by government between 1917 and 1987, that vast majority of the atrocities (over 100 million) would have been perpetuated by Communist governments. If they taught these facts, anybody with a semblance of cognition would realize that Communism produced far more carnage than even Nazism.

        When this democide is ever mentioned, it is usually discussed in relation to it’s host country and leaders not in the context of being a nearly universal byproduct of a successful Communist uprising.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

        Yet no one can ever get away from hearing about the “holocaust” at least once a day. When any of my grandchildren begins talking about the “holocaust,” I ask him if he’s ever heard of Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung or Pol Pot? (Not one of them has ever said, “Yes.”)

        At that point I begin enumerating all those killed under the communists. I underscore how Pol Pot wiped out almost a third of the people of Cambodia, less than 40 years ago. They are smart children. They soon recognize that they’re not getting the entire story. The seeds of doubt toward the official (PC) narrative have been planted. The thirst for the truth will grow.

        Leftoids fear truth more than slugs fear salt.

      • Joseph

        That is because if one controls the media, “six-million Jews” can be deemed infinitely more important than hundreds of millions of anyone else. See: “The Holocaust Industry” by Norm Finkelstein (2000)

        • David Ashton

          John Engelman, do you think there is anything in this comment?

    • Joseph

      No no, thank Al Gore.

  • IKantunderstand

    Mr. Jensen was a genius and a coward. Which sadly, exemplifies, the state of White society today.

    • JohnEngelman

      While teaching at Berkeley Professor Jensen often received death threats, and sometimes required police protection. The cowards were the academics who wrote papers condemning him even though they knew that what he said was the truth.

      • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

        If I ever make it in academia one day (receive tenure) I’d like to think I would have no problem speaking freely about not-so PC topics. If I recall correctly, the sordid treatment Jensen received was also directed towards his family as well. This hideous tactic might be the only reason some would refrain from stepping out of line.

        • JohnEngelman

          The freedom that is most important to me is intellectual freedom. By that I mean my right to investigate different points of view, and to express my opinions without fear of legal, economic, or social sanctions.

          During the Cold War the right offended against intellectual freedom by making it dangerous to criticize capitalism, advocate socialism, or say nice things about Communist countries. Now the right offends by making it dangerous to express the truths of race realism.

          • David Ashton

            “The anti-liberal conformism…is a belated reaction against the left-wing conformism of the ‘thirties….the European intellectual who travels in the United States, far from discovering an all powerful McCarthyist reign of terror, meets almost everywhere he goes an anti-McCarthy conformism.” – Robert Aron, “The Opium of the Intellectuals” (1957).
            During the Sino-Soviet split, Moscow published extensive details of millions killed by the Chinese Communists. But you still find westerners saying “nice things” about Red China (mentioning no names, of course).

  • Luca

    The truth is simple. Dog breeders will tell you all day long that certain breeds were engineered because they display superior characteristics in either hunting, body strength, herding or intelligence. And they improved upon the desired characteristics through selective breeding. So when time and nature causes some “breeds” of humans to bear different, unique, and superior characteristics from the other breeds of humans, why is this so puzzling and unexplainable in academia? It’s not. It is kept quiet as a means of appeasing liberals and their flock. As Jack Nicholson once said: “You can’t handle the truth.”

    • JohnEngelman

      “The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution,” by University of Utah professors Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending explains the evolution of racial differences documented by Arthur Jensen, Charles Murray, Jared Taylor, and others.

      http://www.amren.com/ar/2009/05/index.html#article1

      Civilization selects for superior intelligence and law obedience.

      • Luca

        Great article. Although Mr. Taylor did not mention it and I don’t know if the authors did, I have often thought that another important factor in human evolution was the migration to colder climates, it helped humans evolve into higher thinking beings. They had to plan ahead, chart the seasons, plan the growing and harvesting periods, and develop storage and food preservation methods for the long cold spells of winter. Less intelligent hunter-gathers who live in temperate climates need not plan much in advance. They hunt the game and pick the fruit off the tree until it is all gone and then they move on.

        • JohnEngelman

          Evolution in a colder climate is the explanation Professor J. Philippe Rushton gave for racial differences in his essay, “RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR.”

          http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf

          I think that is part of the explanation. Nevertheless, modern humans evolved in Africa 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. 50,000 to 70,000 years ago one hundred to several hundred of them left Africa. Those of us who are not Negroes are descended from those migrants.

          When their descendants, as Cro Magnons, entered Europe perhaps 40,000 years ago they were quite a bit more intelligent than the Neanderthals who had lived in Europe for several hundred thousand years during several ice ages. We know that the Cro Magnons were more intelligent than the Neanderthals because they had a more varied stone tool kit, they practiced trade and the Neanderthals did not, and they were able to plan for the future and the Neanderthals were not.

          Urban civilization breeds for intelligence because intelligent men are able to become merchants, money lenders, government officials, and so on. These are more prosperous than peasants and laborers and are more prolific.

          Another factor that influences evolution is the size of the gene pool. 100,000 years ago human evolution was moving faster in Africa because as many as 200,000 humans lived there. The number of humans living out of Africa has been estimated as about 15,000. It was not until the development of agriculture 10,000 years ago in the Near East and 8,000 years ago in what is now China, as well as the development of civilization 5,000 years ago in the Near East, and 4,000 years ago in what is now China that human evolution began to move faster outside of Africa than inside of it.

          The numbers I am giving are approximations based on the evidence of DNA, paleontology, and archaeology.

          • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

            Are there not native American/Eskimo groups that lived in intolerable cold weather for centuries? Surely this environment required planning (intelligence)?

          • YoungWoman

            I have read that human groups that were in cold climates but had small population pools to begin with didn’t evolve very high IQs just because they didn’t start with a big and diverse enough gene pool to select from. I read this about American Indians – they survived through winters, but their original population was small and just didn’t initially contain enough high IQ genes to give their group IQs on the levels of Asians or whites. Sorry I don’t have a source to cite but this does make intuitive sense and you could probably find it.

          • Daisy

            I personally am not presently a believer in the innate intelligence coincides with ‘race’ theories. But, I have often wondered if the colder climates of Europe did foment more pro-woman, gender-egalitarian societies. The north of Europe is the only place in the globe which even approximates this type of civilization. The harsher climates may have caused humans to be less parasitic and inequitable as they posed greater challenges and demanded more cooperation and responsibility.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            As crazy as we might think the Swedes are with their crusade for gender equality, I read a short scholarly article not so long ago that it has a long-standing HBD basis, largely based on Sweden being so close to a polar region.

          • Daisy

            What is HBD?

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Human Bio-Diversity. Basically racial and ethnic differences.

          • Luca

            They are hunter-gathers and recent migrants. farming and animal husbandry in colder climates requires far more skills than hunting. See my response to Laager above.

          • George

            You’re talking about the very first example of white flight.

          • William_JD

            Evolution in a colder climate is the explanation Professor J. Philippe Rushton gave for racial differences

            No, that was not his explanation. He said that the need to plan ahead for winter was an important selective pressure. Intermittent cold, not permanent cold, was the relevant factor.

        • Laager

          What about the Inuit surviving within the Arctic Circle? Their environment trapped them technologically also as they did not progress beyond the igloo, harpoon, whale skin rowing boat and animal fur apparel. Contact with the white man has created more efficient survival technology but what creative inventions have come out of this society that has impacted on mankind in the same way that the European industrial revolution did for example?

          • Luca

            The Inuit, are basically Amer-Indians genetically speaking and they were hunter gathers, they did not farm or herd and were relatively recent migrants to the region. Just living and hunting in a cold region does not force you to become all that much smarter, although they are smarter than Sub-Saharans. You have to have a written language, communication skills and the other skills associated with planting, growing, harvesting, preserving and storing crops and animal husbandry.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Asplund/1212542247 David Asplund

            Oh come on, give credit where credit is due, the Inuit survived in an environment with temperatures of up to -60 C, with four months solid darkness, on top of that they had no metal or wood so all their technology was derived from animal bone and skin. Really the environment they were in was (with the addition of oxygen) every bit as hostile as the moon. At the highest latitudes that where possible for human inhabitation they numbered only a few hundred at any given time, and frequently were decimated by famine. Two words: igloo and kayak have entered mainstream languages, would the successful European polar explorers have walkedto the poles without having studied and imitating some of their survival techniques and technology?

          • Joseph

            Even the ancient Greeks (don’t recall who wrote it) were convinced that those living in temperate regions (as themselves) were the most advanced civilizations due to the adaptability to dramatically changing conditions.

  • JohnEngelman

    Conservatives are often chastised by liberals for holding unscientific beliefs on topics like global warming and evolution. Although most conservatives deny global warming, and many deny evolution they do not try to suppress a candid, public discussion of both topics by trying to ruin the careers of those who believe in global warming and evolution.

    Liberals do try to suppress the public propagation of evidence in favor of a strong relationship between genes, intelligence, success in life, crime, and race. Unfortunately, liberals usually succeed.

    I am often told that men like Arthur Jensen have been “decisively disproved.” Decisive disproof will not come from the writings of academics, who may not even believe in what they write. Decisive disproof will come when average behavior and performance among members of different races is equivalent. In the two generations since the civil rights legislation was signed racial differences in performance and behavior are not even declining.

    • robinbishop34

      There is a very good Frontline episode titled ‘Climate of Doubt’ that is currently running on PBS World that you might find interesting.

    • YoungWoman

      This is so, so true. People often say to me “Well at least liberals accept science on principle. Conservatives cling to religion.” But it is not that simple. Not at all.

      • Liberalsuck

        Liberals do have a religion; it’s called cultural marxism. They are fanatical with it. if you disagree with them, they will attack you, get angry, harrass you and see that you can’t work anymore. Much like the liberals claim the religious conservatives did to them in the past.

    • YoungWoman

      JohnEngleman, I am going to save this comment in my archive of internet comments I’ve loved. This comment sums up something I’ve tried to explain to people unsuccessfully because I didn’t phrase it this well.

      • JohnEngelman

        YoungWoman,

        Thank you very much. If you hang around this website I hope you will find other comments by me to add to your archive. :)

        • David Ashton

          Perhaps they could all be collected in a booklet, “Oriental Renaissance”.

          • YoungWoman

            You can disagree with him about Asians (I’m undecided on a lot of questions about them although I have good Asian friends and I don’t doubt their high IQ), but he gets a lot of things extremely right.

          • David Ashton

            My primary interest is to defend and advance western civilization and the peoples that created and sustain it, whether the Chinese are clever or not.

          • YoungWoman

            Chinese cleverness is relevant to the continuation of Western civilization because certain Asian groups have proven that once they are here they can “do” Western civilization better than other groups, on average. You can say that you don’t want any Chinese here because they’re not white and that’s fine if you think that (I understand why someone would think that in the name of white racial preservation, considering that there are smaller numbers of ourselves than of them in the world), but you have to admit that they tend to function a lot better in our society than other groups.

          • David Ashton

            A matter of numbers mainly where Chinese are concerned. (I like some Chinese food and appreciate much of their art.) Not just a matter of not being “white”. There is a cultural difference. See e.g. Professor Henry Yu in “Vancouver Sun”, February 2, 2010, who calls English (in Canada) a colonial language [sic] and says Asian languages should be given similar official status; Canada is now a Chinese-Pacific instead of a Western-Atlantic nation.

            Today Han supremacism in Tibet, tomorrow in north America?

          • YoungWoman

            I have been to one of the uniformly Chinese sections of Vancouver BC with a Chinese friend. It was clean and felt very safe and I was treated respectfully everywhere I went. You couldn’t compare it to Detroit. I mean, my inclination is that the U.S. and Canada should limit immigration to people with hard-to-find skills we need and not on feeling sorry for poor people. But I’m unsure on a target percentage of minorities that would be good.

            I think Europe makes the most sense as a locale for people who really want a “white homeland” and don’t want to live near even productive, highly educated minorities. Since whites are indigenous Europeans I think all the hardcore WNs should focus on doing something in Europe but of course the problem is a lot of them are proud Americans and understandably don’t care what I think.

          • David Ashton

            Canadians compare Vancouver today with what it was like when it was Canadian. Same applies to Detroit. But of course Chinese produce a different culture from that of blacks. I don’t see why whites should abandon their lands for non-whites.

          • Daisy

            Wasn’t it JohnEngleman who said on another thread on here that ‘no one hated me because I was white,’ meaning no black people had ever expressed hatred of me or violence towards me because of my native european ethnicity.

      • George

        Agreed. This one is gold.

  • JohnEngelman

    “Arthur Jensen, who has died aged 89, was an American educational psychologist who in 1969 ignited a fierce debate by identifying a relationship between race and intelligence.

    “In February that year Jensen published a 123-page paper, How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?, in the Harvard Education Review.”

    – Telegraph (London), January 1, 2013

    Professor Jensen’s answer was, “Not much.” That answer has been substantiated by the failure of No Child Left Behind.

    And yet, in an essay written for American Renaissance Mary Morrison wrote that the fraud continues of trying to bridge the race gap.

    http://www.amren.com/features/2012/08/education-fraud-in-la-public-schools/

  • MikeofAges

    Doesn’t it seem sometimes that the impetus of liberalism is to deny the connection between intelligence and intelligence? Listen to them, and you would think that there is no inborn aspect at all.

    • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

      I would actually say that most liberals and conservatives are in denial about human nature. Most believe in the (thoroughly discredited) “Blank Slate Theory.” [That humans are not born with any inclinations at all]. I happen to think that telling someone with an IQ of 70 that they could be a physicist some day if they try hard enough is a very cruel thing to do. Or telling that little Asian girl if she works on basketball hard enough she could one day play in the NBA. Parents tell flagrant lies like this to their children all the time. I understand why, they want them to try really hard to succeed and be the best they can be.

      • MikeofAges

        PhD. student: The problem is more that the power of the government is put behind disallowing us from doing what we can do. When I spoke of denying the connection between intelligence and intelligence I engaging in a little sarcasm. But I also was making the point that the connection between intelligence, the part that resides within, and intelligence, the potential for external functionality, was being denied.

    • Marc B.

      The Blank Slate theory was used as a tool to push egalitarianism and social engineering throughout the West in the Twentieth century. I have my doubts about whether it’s proponents ever truly believed it (it did fly in face of a millennium of traditionalism, especially in a far less meritocratic Europe), but it has been accepted as orthodoxy from members from the far left to the mainstream right. That’s why people are now so shocked and surprised when looking at separated at birth twin studies that show so many compelling links to personality, temperament and intelligence with people who have shared DNA but have been raised in different family and scholastic environments. The findings of these studies would have made perfect sense to almost any Westerner prior to 1920.

      Whenever I speak to people who believe that intelligence is not innate, I ask them how many teachers, tutors and mentors would it take to bring someone with average academic performance and a commensurate IQ and nurture them into becoming another Einstein. They are either perplexed by the question or admit that it’s highly unlikely that could ever occur. Lot’s of mainstream conservatives and some lefties with a fondness for evolution are just a few challenges away from questioning the entire house of cards Post-Modern Leftism (and much of is cousin, NeoConservatism) is built on.

      Evolutionary biology/psychology and DNA research are pointing more and more to the role of genetics in almost every human trait. I find it to to be a useful tool in opening minds, because most people have already accepted some of these fields findings as having merit, and have already been cherry-picking what they like from them and rejecting what clashes with their worldview. The more people who doubt the Tabla Rasa theory, the fewer people will accept what passes for modern day liberalism in all of it’s incarnations.

  • Jaego

    He never backed down? But when asked directly if Blacks were less intelligent, he sure waffled. Well, all men have the right to self defense I guess.

    • Don R.

      Confirmation in science requires time and abundant replication–the moreso with an issue
      like this replete with ethical dilemmas.

  • Tom Parks

    It is very important that Professor Jensen’s Estate and relatives sponsor a competent,
    even-handed biography of him, affording access to primary source materials, etc. (No better team for this purpose could be found than a coordinated effort between Christopher R. Brand and Kevin Lamb.) There surely is no shortage of enthusiasm for providing a biography of him from those who are not even handed and would be happy to “reveal” him as a brilliant figure amidst some flat earth society. Jared Taylor’s lengthy interview of him in 1992 (published in two parts in AR ) is a fine starting place for those undergraduate “thought criminals” discovering Jensen’s true importance, but the best reasonably short account is a sketch Jensen himself did, entitled “Jensen on Jensenism” in a special commemorative issue of the journal INTELLIGENCE back in 1998. This all ripened into the book that Frank Miele did via email interviewing of Jensen, itself published in 2002. An especially interesting “read” is simply the complete bibliography of Jensen’s work that was included at his insistence in the 1998 commemorative issue of INTELLIGENCE. The genesis of his work probably arose within the gaps and shortcomings of American academic psychology at the time he was a graduate student at Columbia University. Jensen had developed growing concern about the lack of scientific and methodological rigor in American psychology. He was struck by his contact with paperback books written in that time frame by the brilliant Dr. Hans J. Eysenck, such as SENSE AND NONSENSE IN PSYCHOLOGY. In the Freudian hegemony of the
    American 1950’s, the quick cocktail quip was that Eysenck suffered from “physics envy” but
    the verdict of history has served Jensen and Eysenck very well vis a vis the verbal-literary acrobatics of Freudian psychology. Jensen was a gifted gifted child who was dubbed within
    his home as “the little professor”. By age 15, he was into formulating principles of intellectual integrity and this early regard to a personal-professional “moral compass” certainly would be a centerpiece in any worthy biography of him.

  • Jim J.

    A feature of the Freedom of Information Act (in America…in Britain,too?) is the access
    scholars/science writers/ etc/ can claim to file content of deceased persons of note in science and in the arts. In this respect, certainly file content on such figures of Jensen, Rushton, Herrnstein, Garrett, Shuey, Eysenck, Baker…ought to have been assembled long ago. Pot Luck? Certainly. Perhaps what might be revealed is how inept and myopic the various federal agencies are as to what is salient in the work and lives of such figures. But there might be material of value otherwise. Has AR attempted to Request such file material?

    • David Ashton

      Cattell, Shockley, Coon, McGurk, Gayre, Gates, &c quite a number!

      Some of us who saw this coming (e.g. Baker was withdrawn by the publishers and “replaced” by Montagu) tried to collect some of their works for archiving and future samizdat, but not enough of them. In Britain, existing law could be interpreted and enforced to prevent collections of “racist matter” that could be shown to another person, and then confiscated by “our” political(ly correct) police. In theory, this could be extended in legislation to confiscate and memory-hole matter “hostile” to “other” cultures, immigrants, sexual minorities, the disabled, &c. New Testament verses on homosexuality and Jews are equally at risk in the “public space” if not yet in the private library of educated men and women.

  • SintiriNikos

    It’s nothing short of tragic that an intellectual giant like this is not celebrated on a par with the likes of Darwin and Pasteur and Planck, during his exceptional life, and especially sad at the time of his passing. RIP Dr. Jensen.

    I wasn’t around in the time of Dr. Jensen’s youth, but I get a pang of nostalgia thinking of what Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, and the city might have been like back then.

  • StillModerated

    Fortunately Dr Roger Pearson is still with us.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Pearson