National Review. 5/6/1996, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p6-6. 2/3p.
RACISM in literature, RACE discrimination, EQUALITY, and CONFERENCES & conventions
The article comments on an article titled "The Return of Respectable Racism," by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, published in a Canadian quarterly in which he indicted the periodical "National Review (NR)," as a practitioner of respectable racism because of its approval of the book "The Bell Curve." The periodical said that the book confirmed ordinary citizens' reasonable intuition that trying to engineer racial equality in the distribution of occupations and social positions runs against not racial prejudice but nature, which shows no such egalitarian distribution of talents. According to the author, NR has never expressed an editorial judgment on the book. In a symposium organized by the periodical social scientists described the book as "mischievous" and "deeply flawed."