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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.

If the long opinion written by Justice Powell in the Bakke case were truly “the judgment of the Court,” then I believe there would be...

A funny thing happened on the way to developing a radical critique of the American family: it has turned out that the old model was...

With certain issues raised by the presidential elections—but also with a broader context—in mind, COMMENTARY recently addressed the following questions to a group of American...

The United States is probably the only major country in the world in which it is taken quite as a matter of course that people...

Lillian Hellman, in Scoundrel Time1 tells the story of her appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, and tells something, in flashbacks, of...

Hannah Arendt is our teacher. First, in The Origins of Totalitarianism, she taught us about the great horror of our time; then, in The Human...

Until four or five years ago, it could be argued—and I myself did so argue—that the concern of some Jewish community leaders for the position...

Ethnicity seems to be a new term. In the sense in which we use it—the character or quality of an ethnic group—it does not appear...

It is not easy to find the words that would accurately describe the current wave of ethnic feeling which seems now to be sweeping over...

<p><strong>A New View of Slavery</strong></p> <p><em>Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery.</em><br /> by Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman.<br /> <em>Little, Brown. 286...

In recent months a heated debate has been taking place on the past, present, and future of social policy in the United States. In an...

Because of the unusually intense concern evident everywhere with the question of whether and to what extent American Jews will depart from their customary allegiance...