Glazer, Nathan

Glazer, Nathan

(1923–  ) sociologist; born in New York City. A faculty member at Harvard's Graduate School of Education (1968), he wrote widely on contemporary American society, at first from a Zionist and socialist perspective, and after the 1960s as a neoconservative. His books include the classics The Lonely Crowd (with David Riesman, 1950) and Beyond the Melting Pot (coauthored, 1963, later revised) and a controversial work opposing affirmative action, Affirmative Discrimination (1976, later revised).