The Quest for Community in a Digital Age: Revisiting Robert Nisbet
Nisbet RoundtableProfessor Deneen introduced the panel with his own comments on Nisbet
Nisbet RoundtableRoss Douthat offered his remarks to begin the panel
Nisbet RoundtableChristine Rosen and Read Schuchardt listened as Ross Douthat made remarks
Nisbet RoundtableChristine Rosen made her case for suspicion of virtual communities
Nisbet RoundtableProfessor Read Schuchardt gave serious warnings on the dangers of technology
Nisbet RoundtableAudience members of various ages were very engaged in the dicussion
This event featured a roundtable discussion on the occasion of the republication of The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom by Robert Nisbet. Ross Douthat, who wrote the introduction to the new edition, offered remarks regarding the ideals promoted in Nisbet's work and their intersection with recent politics. Christine Rosen and Read Shuchardt offered their perspectives on the phenomenon of the digital age, with Ms. Rosen focusing on virtual communities and Dr. Schuchardt focusing on the effect of technology upon more traditional communities. The panel became particularly animated during the Q&A session.
Mr. Ken Myers, who had originally been part of the line-up of the event, was unable to participate, due to health concerns.
This event was co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
November 10, 2011 --