…and, thank the gods, makes no apologies.
“Well-established scientific findings were treated as self-evidently wrong — and likely the product of bigotry.
“The professional commentators eagerly ran with that theme. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post called me a ‘fringe character.’ Will Wilkinson of the Economist decried my ‘repugnant prejudice.’ The New York Daily News published an unsigned editorial describing me as ‘the most twisted sort of intellectual’ who is ‘peddling offensive tripe.’ The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox … called me a ‘bigot’ and a ‘more subtle and dangerous kind of extremist.’
“As with all the past incidents, most reporters learned nothing about IQ and seemed indifferent to any lessons for public policy…”
It goes without saying that anybody reading this post will want to Read the Whole Thing.
I don’t especially blame Jennifer Rubin or Ana Marie Cox – they’re just playing to type. But Will Wilkinson? What hole in hell is hot enough for him?