There was a fair amount of media coverage of Charles Murray’s recent visit to Duke University, where the campus Ignorati fussed and flibbered, and a group of students organized a walkout a few minutes into Charles’s lecture. Because, you know, you wouldn’t want to hear some contrary points of view at a university. Apparently beclowning themselves over the wrongful persecution of the lacrosse team a few years ago wasn’t enough for Duke.
Readers may recall that I hosted Charles here at the University of Colorado at Boulder the week before, where he spoke to a large audience that was unfailingly polite and respectful. I finally got round to downloading the video of his lecture about the themes of his recent book Coming Apart; you can now take in here (33 minutes). Perfect leisurely viewing for a Sunday afternoon while waiting the Broncos-Chiefs showdown.