Behavior: The Return of Arthur Jensen

His new study promises another battle over race and IQ

Which is the smartest race on earth? Many nominate the Jews, whose intellectual achievements are out of proportion to their small numbers. C.P. Snow thinks the Japanese may be even brighter. Such musings are best muttered at late night bull sessions. In public, ranking races by intelligence is apt to smack of simple racism.

A decade ago, Arthur Jensen discovered that fact the hard way. Jensen, then a little-known professor of educational psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, created a furor and...

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