I just listened to Bill Bennett interview Charles Murray about his new book, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010" [Hardcover] Charles Murray (Author) I have already put in an order for the book, but his exposition was so exciting, that I wanted to turn some of our readers on to it, too. Murray discusses two hypothetical towns, one of which is composed of college educated elites, and the other of blue collar workers. He uses the following areas of focus, and comparison between the two: 1. Honesty 2. Marriage 3. Industriousness 4. Religiosity At an earlier time, the two areas were fairly comparable in these areas...but this has changed and he goes into the reasons for same, showing the deleterious effects of the counter culture of the 60's. An interesting point is that, while both sets of classes fell to the effects of the 60's, the elites were able to re-adjust into the prior more stable culture...while the others could not, or would not. He gave an analogy....an earthquake in Mexico has a far worse and more lasting effect than one in Los Angeles,which had a stronger infrastructure to begin with. And he used this phrase: "Preach What You Practice...." ...meaning that the elites here should stop glorifying behaviors that they don't suffer from and stop being "non-judgemental"! The non-elites need to be supported in good behavior and told so when the behavior is harming them. Further...he makes the point that changes have to come from the people not from the government. Hope it's a best-seller!