THE QUEST FOR COMMUNITY:
A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom
Sociologist Robert Nisbet, in this 1953 classic, argued that the rise of the powerful modern state eroded sources of community. Alienation and loneliness have resulted. But as the traditional ties that bind have fallen away, people have turned even more to government itself, allowing statism — even totalitarianism—to flourish. This new edition includes three critical essays.
Paperback, 304 pages