By Arnold Kling
From Ross Douthat, writing an introduction to a new edition of Robert Nisbet’s The Quest for Community.
Man is a social being, and his desire for community will not be denied. … And if he can’t find that community on a human scale, then he’ll look for it on an inhuman scale–in the total community of the totalizing state.
Read the whole thing. It made me want to read the book.