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RICHARD LYNN is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Now with the Whitfield Institute, among Professor Lynn's earlier publications are Dysgenics (Praeger, 1996) and Eugenics (Praeger, 2001).
TATU VANHANEN is Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Tampere and Docent Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland. The author of four earlier books, he concentrates on the comparative study of democratization, evolutionary roots of politics, and ethnic nepotism and conflicts.
Having been educated in "Liberal" Academia, I was quite skeptical of the claims made in this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marvelous Mal
The author (Richard Lynn) published the data from 185 countries on his personal website. I can't post the URL because it's against review guidelines, but you can google his name to... Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Lilac
Overall, L&V have not only a plausible but a basically correct thesis that needs to be considered: IQ has a positive and explanatory effect on national wealth, and vice versa (by... Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by big reader
Utterly fascinating and thought provoking. Do entire populations around the world have completely different chances of improving their lives based on differences in IQ? Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Reader
This book is offensive and have little historical pertinence to the topic.
The author recently wrote and article for an Italian news paper and he continued writing about how... Read more
As a bioengineering student, I have become convinced that this new and exciting science will soon begin to identify groups of genes that increase intelligence, and that people will... Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by Bioengineer
This book has, not surprisingly, aroused a great deal of controversy. The thesis is fairly simple: I.Q. Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by Alexander Kemestrios Ben
This is an unfair review since this book was published back in 2002, but the key ideas of this book may have been rendered obsolete by James Flynn's new paradigm on IQ, which he... Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by rickzz