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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  • Faces of Clio
    June 3, 2019

    Faces of Clio

    Taken together, these three books serve nicely as a kind of group portrait of Clio and her several faces. In reverse order we have the historian as diarist and memoirist, as documentarian, and as reflective sage.

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  • The Present Age and the State of Community
    May 30, 2019

    The Present Age and the State of Community

    The Present Age begins with the First World War, the Great War as it is deservedly still known. No war ever began more jubilantly, among all classes and generations, the last including the young generation that had to fight it.

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  • Our Stumbling Giant
    December 1988

    Our Stumbling Giant

    Whatever the number of pluses in the portrait of Reagan that is beginning to take shape in the final months of his two-term presidency, there will be minuses also, and most of these will stem from his conduct of foreign policy and national defense. At first thought, this is almost bizarre.

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  • June 1988

    The Present Age and the State of Community

    The Present Age begins with the First World War, the Great War as it is deservedly still known. No war ever began more jubilantly, among all classes and generations, the last including the young generation that had to fight it.

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  • March 1987

    Best Western Civ

    This is a handsome book in all pertinent respects. It is stately of subject, nicely written, well-edited, and eye-winning in cover—especially the jacket. Roberts, a well-known British historian and university chancellor, has written the book, we are told, to accompany a 13-part television series which will bear the same title.

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