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Volume 18, Number 3 (Spring 1978)

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Best of the Bookman 31 July 2011
book cover Robert Nisbet and the Idea of Community
by Fred Donovan Hill
This “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1978 discusses Robert Nisbet's understanding of community and in particular his reading of the great sociologists on the subject of the severe and even pathological isolation of the individual in modern society.

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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