Political Theory

The Individual, the State, and the Community in the Thought of Robert Nisbet


This conference explored the trade-off between state and community and its implications for the individual in Robert Nisbet's Quest for Community. In addition, the relationship between war and the state was considered in Nisbet's The Present Age.


Conference Readings

Nisbet, Robert. The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2010.

Nisbet, Robert. The Present Age: Progress and Anarchy in Modern America. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003.