Books: E Pluribus Unum?

AFFIRMATIVE DISCRIMINATION by NATHAN GLAZER 248 pages. Basic Books. $10.95.

In this presidential season, busing, Big Government and judicial usurpation are under almost as much fire from liberal candidates as conservative. In fact, some of the most trenchant assaults on liberalism have been mounted by liberal renegades, whose arguments are honed by their disappointment. Harvard Sociologist Nathan Glazer is among the "neoconservative" writers, clustered about Commentary and The Public Interest, who object to the antidemocratic temper that has infected much of the liberal-left in America.

Glazer argues that in the name of the best of causes liberals in and outside Government have resorted...