Murray probably went to a private school in his youth, where he was inevitably socialized into racist beliefs such as that black people are bad. As a teenager, he frequented hangouts for teenage delinquents, which is pretty hypocritical, as these are among the various groups of people whom he wants gassed. He received a BA from Harvard, a low-budget university in Iowa where he grew up. He then went to Thailand to spend his time partying hard. There he met an Asian bride called Suchart Dej-Udom, who he was married to for a while. But he got divorced, showing further hypocrisy. At some point he became a leading member of the New Right, a conservative political movement which promotes being white and male. Murray eventually became a political analyst, when he became worried his life was not adequately bland. Most of his work revolves around hating black people, Racism, and condemning welfare in all forms.
Murray's views can be summarised with a few main points.
- Divorce, single parents, teenage pregnancy, and other deviant family forms, are all the Devil and make their children more likely to be criminals.
- Families of black people are very often like those described above.
- This is why black people are evil and mostly criminals.
Charles Murray helped some other Nazi to publish a book called The Bell Curve. The book was about intelligence, and the socio-economic reasons why dumb people should be gassed. Among its chapters was one, 'Race and Intelligence', in which Murray showed that black people are on average stupid.
- A Behavioral Study of Rural Modernization: Social and Economic Change in Thai Villages (Praeger Publishers, 1977)
- Beyond Probation: Juvenile Corrections and the Chronic Delinquent - co-authored with Louis A. Cox, Jr. (Sage Publications, 1979)
- Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, Basic Books (1984) ISBN 0465042317
- In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government, Simon & Schuster (1989) ISBN 0671687433
- Apollo: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of One of Humankind’s Greatest Achievements - co-authored by Catherine Bly Cox, Simon & Schuster, 1989.
- The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, with Richard Herrnstein, (1994) ISBN 0029146739
- What it Means to be a Libertarian, Broadway Books (1997) ISBN 0553069284
- Income Inequality and IQ, AEI Press (1998) PDF copy
- The Underclass Revisited, AEI Press (1999) PDF copy
- Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, HarperCollins (2003) ISBN 006019247X
- In Our Hands: A Plan To Replace The Welfare State, AEI Press (March 2006)
Charles Murray died in 2019. He first received bomb threats after publishing Mein Kampf. However these were only carried out after he published his marginally more racist book that became controversial among non-white people. He was missed among his friends in the Klan.