Posts Tagged: IQ

The Rumpus Interview with Joe Ide

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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel, IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more

Notable Los Angeles: 1/9–1/15

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We’re back! It’s 2017! We’re living in the future, which is cool and all, but books are still awesome. Let’s go get some new ones this week.

Monday 1/9: Cynthia Garrett discusses and signs Prodigal Daughter: A Journey Home to Identity.

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Baby Geniuses

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The concepts of genius and IQ have long been instruments of cultural and economic control. For Slate, Dana Goldstein examines how Donald Trump has bought into these ideas:

Trump’s adoration of IQ testing recalls an especially disturbing period in the history of genius: the late 19th and early 20th century, when social scientists attempted to measure and compare people’s intelligence.

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