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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 “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954

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