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December 08, 2004

The Eighth Day of Christmas: Murray's "Human Accomplishment"

Every year I send out with my Christmas cards a list of good things I have come across during the year. I'll post these one by one here.

8. Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, Charles Murray, 2003. Murray picks up where Diamond leaves off. Two stupendous tasks: 1. To measure the accomplishments of genius numerically, comparing times and places; and 2. To figure out why the numbers are different.

Posted by erasmuse at December 8, 2004 08:24 AM

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