Insights into the sociology of yesteryear explored in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

TUCSON, Arizona., September 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The division in America today was predicted by progressive commentators 50 years ago, writes Craig cantoni in the fall issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Cantoni reviews the writings of new York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and sociologist Nathan Glazer. In 1963, you co-published a book called Beyond the Crucible: Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians and Irish New York City. In 1965, while he held the post of Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Lyndon B. Johnson, Moynihan is the author of his controversial report on black poverty, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action”. In 1988 Glazer wrote The limits of social policy.

“Both followed the facts, even if the facts went against their ideology,” Cantoni writes. “It is a rarity in divided America today.”

Both would likely be “canceled” today, Cantoni says. They stress the importance of stable families and traditional structures present in the ethnic group, neighborhood and church, to enable people to overcome poverty and discrimination. They warned of the nefarious trend of distilling the nation’s dozens of ethnic groups into a handful of artificial racial categories.

“This corruption of history and sociology led 51 years later to today’s racial identity politics,” Cantoni writes.

Glazer explained that our social policies further weaken traditional structures “and make matters worse in some important ways. We are not making steady progress against a sea of ​​misery. Our efforts to cope with distress themselves increase the distress.

Research shows, Cantoni concludes, that “where social policies and / or cultural norms have resulted in broken families and communities, it is extremely difficult to address educational disparities, income inequalities and self-defeating behaviors. Too many social “scientists” today – truly ideologues – refuse to accept this, and instead blame white privilege and institutional racism. “

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians of all specialties since 1943.

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