Nathan Glazer, Urban Sociologist and Outspoken Intellectual, Dies at 95

Barry Gewen, New York Times, January 19, 2019.


Nathan Glazer, one of the country’s foremost urban sociologists, who became most closely identified with the circle of disillusioned liberals known as the neoconservatives, died on Saturday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95.

His daughter, Sarah Glazer Khedouri, confirmed his death.

Over more than a half-century, Mr. Glazer threw himself into the middle of heated debates over such contentious issues as race, ethnicity, immigration and education, contributing to a range of professional journals and popular magazines, and writing or editing more than a dozen books. He once said that he held positions often no different from those of many others’, but that he was the one who would go to meetings and speak up.

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