Linda Gottfredson, author of the most supported and cited statement on intelligence,
and the researcher who has done most to explain what intelligence means in everyday life, in terms of specific tasks, training needs, and occupational choices and achievements
has just been dis-invited from an occupational conference in Sweden where she had been invited to give the keynote speech about another one of her many achievements: her theory of circumspection and compromise in occupational choices.
The four critics have dredged up the old insults of three decades ago, which nearly finished her university career, and from which she emerged vindicated after a two year struggle: the usual hostile stuff from the Southern Poverty Slander Center and assorted partisan critics, asserting that her findings, writings and thoughts are riven with racism etc, and the Conference organizers seem to think that her occupational stuff, much utilized in Sweden, represents her angelic side, but the group differences stuff, true or not, means she must be banished into the outer darkness, for fear of contagion with the Evil Eye.
Have a look at what she wrote in reply to them, and particularly the four letters that spooked the supine conference organizers into dumping their star speaker.
In the midst of all this depressing and horrible farrago, humour is never too far away. The very last anonymous letter No.4 is priceless. This terminal fool wants Linda defenestrated because she/he/they will otherwise have to boycott the meeting, but mostly because unless the witch hunters do it pronto, she/he/it will miss out on the early bird reduced conference rates!
You could not make it up, and it seems unlikely anyone can make up Sweden.
You might drop them a very polite line, very polite please, asking the Conference President to explain herself
If you want to e-meet Linda, here she is talking about her lifetime’s work.