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Formidable intellectual grasp and the kind of moral conviction rarely found in contemporary, value-neutral history and sociology. . . . Lasch is on to something quite real. (Time)
His vigorous appraisal of contemporary American life is to be admired as much for the perspicacity of his observations as for the contancy of this argument and the scope of his supporting references. . . . Few write with his penetration, intelligence, and historical expertise. (Kirkus Reviews)
Christopher Lasch has gone to the heart of our culture. The insights into personality and its social context are stunning. This is a courageous, important book. (Michael Rogin, University of California, Berkeley)
Cultural history at its best. . . . Provokes, startles, and keeps the reader arguing with himself as well as with the writer. . . . A book of fundamental importance. (Bruce Mazlish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was also the author of The True and Only Heaven, The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, and other books.
Hmmm. I happened across this book through some readings that could probably be described as cultural conservatism. And point by point, the man argues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by josephus
Attention America...the land of selfies! Please read this book about yourself.Published 3 months ago by Epicurean
Was needed for a play where it was referenced. Arrived clean, intact and in good shape.Published 4 months ago by Linda S. Rodemaker
Obviously a bit dated. But what Lasch was noticing back then has become more and more prominent today.Published 5 months ago by C. O'Donnell
wow, prophetic indeed! What's the world coming to ... We're already here...Published 5 months ago by Ronald K Harris
A classic. Really worth reading (even necessary) if you are studying narcissism in whatever context.Published 6 months ago by Benjamin
On my top shelf of favorite, insightful non-fiction, as relevant today with a broad-stroke as then. I think if he re-wrote it now, there would possibly be more emphasis on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Athletic Anchovy