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Robert Nisbet

Robert Nisbet
Robert Nisbet (1913-1996) was Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and the author of numerous books, including The Quest for Community, Conservatism: Dream and Reality, and Twilight of Authority.
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Given the nature of our politically-driven, morality-obsessed middle class society, and its passion for direct action, it follows that the more persons there are who are dedicated to solving problems, the more problems there have to be... The Unheavenly City by Edward C. Banfield (Boston:...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Robert Nisbet as he reflects on his landmark book, The Quest for Community. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher In the retrospect of forty...
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Nowhere is the concern with the problem of community in Western society more intense than with respect to the family. The contemporary family, as countless books, articles, college courses, and marital clinics make plain, has become an...
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In the retrospect of forty years I can see my book, The Quest for Community (first published by Oxford University Press in 1953), as one of the harbingers of what would...
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By common assent modern conservatism, as political philosophy, springs from Edmund Burke: chiefly from his Reflections on the Revolution in France, published in 1790. That book is of course more...
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Robert Nisbet The family, religious association, and local community—these, the  conservatives insisted, cannot be regarded as the external products of man's thought and behavior; they are essentially prior...

Robert Nisbet I know of no principle in history more often validated than that which tells us that social health and political power are inversely related. If...social anemia is the necessary consequence of political...