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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.

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The Joy of Gaming

How to Get Smart without Really Trying

The Reagan Revolution in Sweden

The Market Comes to Education in Sweden: An Evaluation of Sweden's Surprising School Reforms by ANDERS BJORKLUND, MELISSA A. CLARK, PER-ANDERS EDIN, PETER FREDRIKSSON, AND ALAN B. KRUEGER

Color Me Purple

Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School by MICA POLLOCK

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