Sociologist Nathan Glazer’s remarkably long and productive career as a New York intellectual spans seven decades from the Great Depression era to the late twentieth century. A voracious intellect with a perpetual sense of curiosity, he defies easy labeling.… More
In this collection of articles and essays on modernism and the American city, Glazer finds that modernism has fallen short of its ambitious goal to enhance the conditions under which ordinary people live.
Glazer explores the changes in American society, arguing that the “melting pot” and assimilation have been discarded in favor of multiculturalism. He highlights what this change means for national unity, civil society, and especially for the education of… More
Part of the Distinguished Graduate Research Lecture Series, Glazer examines the social and political implications of immigration to the United States during the 1980s.
Written in 1988, The Limits of Social Policy looks back at the social policies of the 1960s and 1970s, and how they went wrong in the 1980s with social scientists, politicians, and Americans. Glazer argues that some important social policy problems were… More
Edited by Nathan Glazer and Mark Lilla, The Public Face of Architecture brings together a collection of works highlighting architecture’s role in shaping public life.
Ethnic Dilemma’s encompasses a collection of Glazer’s essays from 1964 to 1982. These essays chronicle Glazer’s reaction to the Civil Rights Movement’s goals, policies, and federal government effort to bring about equality,… More
By comparing six American history textbooks, Glazer and Ueda find an attempt by the authors to foster understanding and respect toward all ethnic groups. Yet, they believe U.S. ethnic history is too simplified, and should not represented as a story of an… More
Glazer, along with his fellow authors, define and describe prejudice, while analyzing discrimination in America and the efforts to end it.
Along with Daniel Moynihan, Glazer both writes the Introduction and edited this work on modern ethnic identity. The essays cover studies in ethnic groups in nations around the world.
Nathan Glazer interviewed by John Kaag in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Student protests, free-speech controversies, and debates over diversity in academe are nothing new to Nathan Glazer. A professor at the University of California at Berkeley and then… More
Excerpt: Endangering Prosperity, with three distinguished authors and an eminent introducer, is devoted to one major point: the United States is truly falling behind not only the East Asian countries that for some time have scored best in international… More
Excerpt: Reading this account of Alan Bersin’s successful, by the test scores, but highly contentious time as school superintendent in San Diego, 1998–2005, I could not help but think back to an account of another successful superintendency, that of Pat… More
Excerpt: “The Immigration Spring” reads the title of the lead editorial in the New York Times today as I write this review of The Immigrant Advantage. The Times is welcoming a rare case of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in addressing the… More
Excerpt: We are getting used to explosive growth in the world of the Internet (note Facebook), but Salman Khan’s creation, in a few short years, of Khan Academy, with its potentially enormous impact on the slow-moving world of K–12 education, is still… More
Excerpt: Meira Levinson is not your run-of-the-mill or even your teach-for-democracy middle-school teacher. She taught in middle schools with minority and low-income children in Atlanta and Boston for eight years (she notes in passing that she was tenured in… More
Excerpt: On the publication of Charles Murray’s Coming Apart, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote, “I’ll be shocked if there’s another book as important this year…,” but after an initial flurry of reviews and critiques, no further… More
Excerpt: This book, and this review, will be published while the presidential campaign is in full swing, and whether there will be anything more to be said about President Obama’s efforts at education reform, still fragmentary now, depends on the outcome of… More
Excerpt: Following on an article in Bennett Berger (1990),Authors of Their Own Lives, titled “From Socialism to Sociology,” in which I and other sociologists describe how we came to sociology, I continue with my academic and public career as a… More
Excerpt: This book comes to us with a remarkable range of recommenders: Glenn Loury, Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, Eric Hanushek, Ron Haskins, Heather MacDonald, David Blankenhorn, Chester Finn, and others. It is published as part of a series edited by… More
Clip from Glazer interview about Modernism: From a Cause to a Style.
Video of Irving Kristol, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, and Irving Howe.
This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century. Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol have all passionately believed that their ideas can change the world.
Professor Glazer, the author of We Are All Multiculturalists Now, spoke about the debate over multiculturalism. He examined the implications of this debate, especially as it relates to public education, and stressed how U.S. society has moved beyond… More