Sunday, February 1, 2009

Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon (NY Times): Europeans have historically defined themselves through inherited traits and titles, but isn't America a country where we are supposed to define ourselves through acts of will?

Charles Murray: I wonder if there is a single, solitary, real-live public-school teacher who agrees with the proposition that it's all a matter of will. To me, the fact that ability varies — and varies in ways that are impossible to change — is a fact that we learn in first grade.

Deborah Solomon: I believe that given the opportunity, most people could do most anything.

Charles Murray: You're out of touch with reality in that regard.

Per Wikipedia, Deborah Solomon was ‘born at yale’, and then educated at Cornell. Her master’s degree is from Columbia University. She majored in Journalism.

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