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Moynihan will revisit work during Oct. 11 public forum
Moynihan will revisit work during Oct. 11 public forumOctober 05, 2001Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
Nearly 40 years after they published “Beyond the Melting Pot,” a benchmark study of American ethnicity, former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Nathan Glazer will revisit their work at a public forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Maxwell Auditorium. Moynihan is a University Professor in the Maxwell School; Glazer is professor emeritus of education and social structure at Harvard University.
“Beyond the Melting Pot,” which won the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Race Relations and reshaped America’s thinking about pluralism, was called “perhaps the most perceptive inquiry into American minorities ever made” by The New Yorker magazine reviewer Richard Rovere. Time magazine said it offered “refreshing candor on a subject that is usually treated all too delicately.”
Michael Barone, a columnist for U.S. News & World Report and co-author of the Almanac of American Politics, will respond to the professors’ remarks. Barone is author of the recent book “The New Americans” (Regnery, 2001), which looks at how successfully people of different ethnic groups today are being assimilated into American culture.