Christopher Lasch

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994), professor of history at the University of Rochester, wrote, among many other works, The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics and the best-selling Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.

Books by Christopher Lasch

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


    The classic New York Times bestseller, with a new introduction from much-lauded Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.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