Brand is internationally known for his racist, sexist & homophobic interests which he established in the mid-1990s. He was fired from Edinburgh University for "He was accused of gross misconduct and behaviour which both fell short of that required within his department and which damaged the university's reputation." http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/sto
Brand's one-time book, "The g Factor" was withdrawn from publication by Wiley & Sons was withdrawn by the publisher because, after public outcries for it's racism, Wiley did not want to be associated with the book. So, Brand published it online. As he notes in his review here, he shares his biological determinism and racism with Richard Lynn, Raymond Cattell, and Philippe Rushton, all of whom have published their ideas in the Mankind Quarterly, which is funded by the Pioneer Fund. Tucker has scholarly book on the Pioneer Fund that exposes the foundation's commitment to racist science: "The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund."
I believe that Brand's review should include some context for Amazon.com readers, hence my comment. His review here sounds rational, but it masks the transparently eugenic intentions and racist politics that he expresses on his blog. Here's the address: http://gfactor.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_ar