For the Record

Daniel Bell and Nathan Glazer, "For the Record" (Letters to he editor), The Economist, October 8, 2009.


Daniel Bell, Seymour Martin Lipset and I were not part of Kristol’s project to transform American conservatism. I, his co-editor for many years, consistently supported the Democratic candidate for president, and while he and I agreed on many things, we also disagreed on as many. Seymour Martin Lipset died in 2006, and I have no reason to think he ever stopped considering himself a social democrat. We were all friends, and, through long parts of our lives, colleagues.

Nathan Glazer
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Economist