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Although I liked some of the Marxist stuff I curistopher less enthralled by the Freudian analysis that Lasch employs, which perhaps merely reflects my own biases.

In regards to this book, the other major area I had problems with was his entire chapter on sports, which again held a certain nostalgia for a golden age before sports were professionalized and when they added something substantial to civic pride, by being true competitions of excellence and not watered down by ubiquitous participation.

I read this book and thought Why can’t I accept finitude? But anyway, the fact remains: He strove to cre Christopher “Kit” Lasch June 1, — February 14, was an American historian, moralist, and social critic who was lq history professor at the University of Rochester.

Since people can no longer rely on those traditional forms, we feel a at a loss, homeless, as if the world is out to crush us, but also, b we’re completely and increasingly dependent on the world. Lasch excoriates everything about modern life in an innovative way, combining a conservative respect for traditional life and morality with Freudian and to a lesser extent Marxist perspectives.

He is too Freudian and his afterw A stunning work, written by a man who defies our current definitions of conservative and liberal, which were born in the s. How it became a best-seller I’ll never know. His insights into public egos are many, and he has a certain approach to discussions of politics and social capital which I enjoy deeply. And this is an excellent book. So, while disorienting at first, I appreciated Lasch’s ecumenical approach — I don’t think either side has all the answers and there are surely things to criticize American capitalism for as well as to praise the American family for.


I would give this book five stars but there was not enough about me in it. It does not point to the Left or the Right in search of panaceas or guilt. This endless search for self ultimately amounts to circular rationalization. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though he briefly touches on the subject of narcissistic parenting, he’s far more critical of social workers and activists for interfering with families. I can understand that it can come across as an old man curmudgeonly ranting at the world and the Freudian psychobabble doesn’t help.

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I read this book and thought Ol’ Kit fucking nailed it. People forgot my word how to be and who they were; and grew into empty, narcissistic, robotic-like machines, pretending to care about others, but underneath harboring hostility and rage.

The book is short and straightforwardly written and is probably worthwhile for galvanizing those not already aware of our deteriorating contemporary society. Relationships seem to require co-dependence, rather than friendship or love.

I read this book and thought Man can be as slippery as Saturday’s soap.

I feel Lasch would be fine with me combining his words to define narcissism as “An intens I have read a decent number of cultural studies and critiques, but none as clinical nor focused on the psyche of the modern American.

This is what I live in.

A couple times I almost tossed this aside, but then I rather liked it in the end. It has lost both the capacity and the will to confront the difficulties that threaten to overwhelm it.

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During the s, he began to become a far more iconoclastic figure, fusing cultural conservatism with a Marxian critique of capitalism, and drawing on Freud-influenced critical theory to diagnose the ongoing deterioration that he perceived in American culture and politics.

This is frustrating, because I want to recommend it to everyone I know. I crhistopher this book and thought This is a solid four stars.

Everything conspires to encourage escapist solutions to the psychological problems of dependence, separation, and individuation, and to discourage the moral realism that makes it possible for human beings to come to terms with existential constraints on their power and freedom.

Those who believe that Lasch is a blind ideologue on other side of the spectrum need to read him again: Further, Lasch returns to the Freudian core of his argument, and says we have through all of this paused on our own necessary journeys of emotional growth: Christopher Lasch unleashes a brisk polemic against the proliferation of narcissism in American culture.


I have read a decent number of cultural studies and critiques, but none as clinical nor focused on the psyche of the modern American. Reality TV, the increasing profusion of prideful ignorance in the face of the biggest information glut in history, and the increasing feeling of hopelessness in the battle of the sexes are all prophesied.

La cultura del narcisismo

Our psychological defense against this is to become ‘narcissistic,’ reliant upon others for praise to boost our self-esteem. Does the book love me? Description from Robert Reich: