Portrait of Robert A. Nisbet

Quotes by Robert A. Nisbet

1913 – 1996

Robert Nisbet (1913-1996), former professor of sociology at Columbia University.


He is the author of Sociology as an Art Form; The Social Philosophers; Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary; The Sociological Tradition; History of the Idea of Progress; and Twilight of Authority, also published by Liberty Fund.


War & Peace

Robert Nisbet on the Shock the Founding Fathers would feel if they could see the current size of the Military Establishment and the National Government (1988)

Robert A. Nisbet

Sport and Liberty

Nisbet on how violent, contact sports like football redirect people’s energies away from war (1988)

Robert A. Nisbet