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William Saletan is a writer and the national correspondent at

William Saletan
Texas, United States
OccupationWriter, national correspondent


Background and educationEdit

William Saletan, an Ashkenazi Jewish native of Texas, graduated from Harvard University in 1987.[citation needed]



In 2004, he wrote the book Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War.[1]

Intelligence studiesEdit

In a series initially posted on November 18, 2007 on, Saletan assessed the relationship between race and intelligence, specifically the question of whether race is a genetically determining factor in intelligence. He ultimately did not discount the hypothesis that it is, concluding: "When I look at all the data, studies, and arguments, I see a prima facie case for partial genetic influence."[2] Counterarguments were subsequently published by Richard Nisbett[3] in The New York Times, Stephen Metcalf[4] in Slate and Malcolm Gladwell[5] in The New Yorker. Saletan's fourth entry in his series on race, IQ and equality, entitled "Regrets", acknowledged overlooking ties between one of his primary sources, J. Philippe Rushton, and advocates of white supremacy, saying, "I was negligent in failing to research and report this."[6]


Saletan currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Stanley I. Kutler. "Our Thirty Years' War: the fight over abortion". The Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ William Saletan (28 November 2007). "Regrets". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "All Brains Are the Same Color". The New York Times. 9 December 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ Stephen Metcalf (3 December 2007). "A response to "Liberal Creationism."". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "None of the Above". The New Yorker. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  6. ^ William Saletan (28 November 2007). "Regrets". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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