Books by Mark Nathan Cohen

Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will find this book a strong response to such ideologues as Richard Herrnstein, Charles Murray, and Allan Bloom."
In addressing questions of how we confuse cultural difference with biological inferiority, anthropologist Cohen attacks the sacred cows of American conservatism, including strict constitutional constructionism, ``canons'' of literary discourse, and IQ testing. ``We often cannot imagine that other people might prefer their ways to ours or derive satisfaction from things that appear to us to be `quaint' and `primitive,' '' Cohen (State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh) writes, regarding his theory that we fabricate racial hierarchies to support our cultural narrowmindedness. Read full book review >