Human Accomplishment

(Charles Murray)

A subversive book which purports to rank the top 20 men and women (mostly men) in the arts and sciences on the basis of historiometry.

Awash with Bell curves, Lotka curves, and arbitrary methodology, it fascinates but does not convince: one imagines  oneself drawing a silly graph on the blackboard and quoting J. Evans Pritchard.

Photo of Charles Murray by Gage Skidmore

Photo of Charles Murray by Gage Skidmore





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