We have several recent passings to catch up on, and the first is prominent Harvard sociologist Nathan Glazer.
Glazer burst on the scene in 1950 “The Lonely Crowd” and continued to study and publish on the subjects of the American melting pot and multiculturalism. Here is an obituary in Tablet, and a 2016 profile in National Affairs.
Glazer grew up in New York City, the son of Russian Jewish parents who spoke Yiddish at home. His father operated a sewing machine. Gradually disillusioned over the course of his career, he would write “I feel warmly attached to the old America that was acclaimed in school textbooks.” — CC