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Christopher Lasch

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.

Books by Christopher Lasch

  1. Book CoverThe Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations


    When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.More

  2. Book CoverHaven in a Heartless World


    In the American political vocabulary, "family" and "family values" no longer simply evoke pictures of harmonious scenes; they also push our buttons (left and right) about what is wrong with society.More

  3. Book CoverThe Minimal Self: Psychic Survival in Troubled Times


    "Even more valuable than its widely praised predecessor, The Culture of Narcissism." —John W. AldridgeMore

  4. Book CoverThe New Radicalism in America 1889-1963: The Intellectual as a Social Type


    "Extraordinarily creative . . . an important and engrossing contribution to a complex and elusive subject."—NewsweekMore

  5. Book CoverThe Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy


    "[A] passionate, compelling, and disturbing argument that the ills of democracy in the United States today arise from the default of its elites." —John Gray, New York Times Book Review (front-page review)More

  6. Book CoverThe True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics


    "A major and challenging work. . . . Provocative, and certain to be controversial. . . . Will add important new dimension to the continuing debate on the decline of liberalism." —William Julius Wilson, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book CoverWomen and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism


    "Vintage Lasch.... One of the refreshments of reading him is that he states his beliefs outright."—Andrew Delbanco, New York Times Book ReviewMore