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RIP Nathan Glazer

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From the obit:

A self-described "mild radical" in the 1950s, Dr. Glazer was part of a group of left-leaning thinkers who were "mugged by reality," in journalist Irving Kristol's formulation, and turned against the social programs of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society initiative in the 1960s.

That group became known as the neoconservatives, a term that originated as a pejorative under socialist political theorist Michael Harrington before being embraced by Kristol and rejected by Dr. Glazer, who ultimately considered himself a centrist Democrat, according to friends. He told the Wall Street Journal last year that he voted Republican only once, in Massachusetts, to protest "the fact that some Kennedy was being elected from the district again and again." https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a4114dd457c3

Now that's admirable and funny.

I've a friend who voted for Clinton twice and then was herself "mugged by reality," and I'm forwarding the link to her. Thanks again.
 
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