Cultural critic Lasch, who passed away before this book was published, argues that American democracy is withering in the hands of professional and managerial elites who lack a sense of social and civic values.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
If you don't think that democracies are being threatened from without by benevolent dictatorships, then maybe you'll agree that they are being threatened from within by self-serving elites. From the author of the best-selling The Culture of Narcissism (LJ 4/15/78), who completed this work shortly before his death.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A book that can change the way you view things. For many it would be a life-changer. Aptly titled. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Red Moon
I always love reading Lasch. It's like a good spirited arm-wrestle, in that I don't mind ending up on the losing side - too much. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by olyjan
A book to make you reflect and think about what went wrong in America and how to fix it. This book is great food for enlightened conversation.Published on August 28, 2006 by z
Having read both _The Revolt of the Elites_ recently and _The Revolt of the Masses_ several times, I am struck by previous reviewers contrasts and apparent misreadings. Read morePublished on July 31, 2006 by Mordikai Crump
_The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy_ by historian and sociologist Christopher Lasch is an interesting account of the situation we find ourselves in today. Read morePublished on March 6, 2006 by New Age of Barbarism
The aristocratic elitism of modern society's version of royalty--well-educated liberals, university administrators, race and class baiters and political elites who fear accusations... Read morePublished on May 28, 2003 by caroline miranda
This is a rather disappointing work. It was the last work written by Christopher Lasch. Similar to earlier works it is a broad criticism of modern society. Read morePublished on January 19, 2002 by Frank Werner
The Revolt of the Elites articulates the growing disonnectedness between the social classes in the global economy. Lasch's work, for me, was an extenstion of Robert B. Read morePublished on October 10, 2000 by Taparaho