This is the only book-length intellectual treatment of sociologist Robert Nisbet (1913-1996), and it is written by one of the country's leading authorities on his life and work, Brad Lowell Stone. In this work, the debut volume of the new Library of Modern Thinkers series, Stone demonstrates that Nisbet anticipated much that is being said today by communitarians and civil society theorists. Nisbet's wide-ranging work and continuing relevance are thoughtfully examined in Stone's useful guide.
What They're Saying...
"[S]tone's volume serves as a concise and admirable review of Nisbet's substantial intellectual legacy."
— American Enterprise
"[A] clear, well-presented account of Nisbet's crucial contribution to an important strain of modern American thought."
"A worthy contribution to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's series, 'Library of Modern Thinkers.'"
— First Things
"A sterling précis of a thinker who couldn't seem more relevant."
"Mr. Stone has written an admirably clear, concise, learned, thoughtful, and not always uncritical, introduction to Nisbet's life and thought."
— Washington Times
"In launching their latest series, the "Library of Modern Thinkers," the editors at ISI Books could hardly select a more perspicacious mind to probe than that of the late American conservative sociologist, Robert Alexander Nisbet."
— University Bookman