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Political Correctness Might Be Redpilling America. Pinker is a lefty Harvard prof, and utters his share of half-truths and flat out untruths, but still interesting. He has gotten a good deal of lefty flak for supporting free speech in academia.
Smart guy, but he could never get a real job with that absurd hair-do.
Pinker shares as much of the truth as he dares and still keep his status. (Whether his job would be in danger, I don't know.) I think he knows some unpleasant truths and drops hints.
Charles Murray clings to some untruths, but I think he really thinks they might turn out in his favor at the last minute. He gets much more hatred than Pinker because he is more forthright - or maybe just because he is older and less cool.
Either can be a lead in to Greg Cochran, or Steve Sailer, or James Thompson or many others. As Sailer says, all he does is notice things that you're not supposed to notice.
Assistant Village Idiot
Do you have an example of any "flat out untruths" ?
Pinker disrupted the 'blank state' belief in psychology (though it still hangs around in lefty ideology). He demonstrated that there IS such a thing as inherent human nature, that we are not just products of 'social conditioning'.
He successfully dared to challenge the established dogma that intelligence was just a matter of education--the belief strongly held in the 80s that smart people were only that way because they had opportunity. Stephen Jay Gould and others had directly or indirectly argued that everyone had the same potential (because to say otherwise bordered on 'racist')
Varying innate potential is pretty well established now but 25 years ago it was a reactionary idea.