Having never gotten through a couple of attempts to read Charles Murray's book, The Bell Curve, I - like many I suspect - formed my opinion about him as a likely racist from popular press. You will recall the terrible treatment he got at Middlebury College recently, when trying to discuss his new book.
Listening to him discuss The Bell Curve, and his new book, Torn Apart with Sam Harris - I was struck at how unfairly it seems he has been treated, a feeling that Harris expresses as well on the podcast. The basic theory of both of Murray's books on society and IQ, are about the stratifications between people that tears us apart - and were meant as a warning not to let this happen essentially. That is a far cry from how Murray is depicted in most people's minds I bet. His original thesis in the Bell Curve over 20 years ago was prescient, as the stratification problems he was pointing to have gotten much worse and income inequality is only one issue of many.
They go on to talk about the election of Trump, and something Murray (a conservative, "never-Trumper") discovered in talking to Trump voters was sentiments like this; while they do not particularly like Trump either, they despise the cultural elites (all of us are in that group I think) who think of most Americans as ill-informed, and stupid - and Trump was "their murder weapon". This rings entirely true to me.
Finally, they talk about another book of Murray's on the coming age of automation, and the potential impacts on income of humans and what we might do about it when it comes.
Fascinating 2+ hour discussion which you can get at SamHarris.org or wherever you download podcasts.