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Nathan Glazer

Nathan Glazer

Nathan Glazer, a frequent contributor to Commentary, has written extensively on issues of ethnicity and race in American society.

In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History by Adam Bellow Doubleday. 565 pp. $30.00 This is a book whose provenance may well overshadow any serious discussion of its...

For the past several decades, public and private institutions in the United States have operated under a system according to which designated minority groups receive...

A Symposium To commemorate Commentary’s fiftieth anniversary, the editors addressed the following statement and questions to a group of American intellectuals: In the eyes of many observers,...

Never, perhaps, has criticism of the state of Israel by American Jews been so open, so widespread, and so bitter as it is today. Some of...

Exactly forty years ago, in the first issue of COMMENTARY (November 1945), its founding editor, the late Elliot E. Cohen, wrote an introductory statement outlining...

Students of American Jewry confront an interesting paradox: a sociological literature filled with forebodings about a group whose history, by all relevant measures, has gone...

Verdicts of History The Rosenberg File: A Search for the Truth. by Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 608 pp. $22.50. Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton,...

A Public Life The Day is Short: An Autobiography. by Morris B. Abram. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 280 pp. $14.95. Morris Abram is a former president of Brandeis University, of...

Twelve years ago, Daniel P. Moynihan and I, reviewing the condition of politics in New York City for the second edition of Beyond the Melting...

A Life in Politics Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man. by Jacob K. Javits, With Rafael Steinberg. Houghton Mifflin. 527 pp. $16.95. Jacob K. Javits served longer in...

We are all increasingly governed by judicial decisions. Decrees of the court tell state officials and employees, teachers and school administrators, staff and administrators of...

Professionalism, professionalization, and the professions are increasingly central to any grasp of modern societies, yet persistently elude proper understanding. On the one hand, the professions...