Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Beardsley, Tim. "For Whom the Bell Curve Really Tolls." Scientific American 272, No. 1 (January 1995): 14, 16-7.

Critiques Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve. Beardsley questions the concept of biological determinism and the authors' reading of statistics relating to education, intelligence, and economic performance.

Berger, Brigitte. "Methodological Fetishism." National Review XLVI, No. 23 (5 December 1994): 54-6.

Calls The Bell Curve a "narrow and deeply flawed book" and offers alternative explanations for Herrnstein and Murray's data....

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