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Nathan Glazer


Nathan Glazer is professor emeritus of sociology and education at Harvard University and a contributing editor of The New Republic. A leading authority on issues of race, immigration, urban development and social policy in the United states, he is the author of numerous books including We Are All Multiculturalists Now, Beyond the Melting Pot and The Lonely Crowd (with David Riesman). He also wrote the oft-cited article “Schools of the Minor Professions.” Glazer was formerly an assistant editor of Commentary magazine and a co-editor of The Public Interest, as well as being a past professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has held Guggenheim Fellowships and Fulbright grants, been granted honorary degrees by a number of colleges and universities, and has served on Presidential task forces on education and urban policy and the National Academy of Science’s committees on urban policy and minority issues. Glazer holds a Ph. D. in sociology from Columbia University, a master’s in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of special studies from the City College of New York.

Published Articles & Media

Race and Poverty in Baltimore

A review of "The Long Shadow" by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

The Force Behind Sisulu-Walker

A review of Mary C. Bounds' "A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement It Led"

Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods

A review of 'Lost Classroom, Lost Community' by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

No Progress Report

A review of Christina Hoff Sommers' 'The War Against Boys'

The San Diego Story

A review of Tilting at Windmills: School Reform, San Diego, and America's Race to Renew Public Education by Richard Lee Colvin

Underachieving in America

Researchers document international gaps, a journalist seeks the cause

Cultural Exchange

"The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope" by Claudia Kolker, as reviewed by Nathan Glazer

To YouTube and Beyond

"The One World School House" by Salman Khan, as reviewed by Nathan Glazer.

Action Civics

A review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson

Belmont and Fishtown Part Ways

A review of Charles Murray's Coming Apart

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