TITLE

Christopher Lasch and the Limits of Hope

AUTHOR(S)
Deneen, Patrick J.
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec2004, Issue 148, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on critic Christopher Lasch. Untimely death in 1994; Publication of the books "The True and Only Heaven," and "The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy," shortly before Lasch's death; Lasch's attempt to challenge the widespread modern and liberal American assumptions that commonly identify democracy with progress, individualism, and secularism; Populist forms of democratic equality; Developments, that for Lasch, represented a betrayal of democracy; Argument that strenuous self-sufficiency is the only means to ensure self- and mutual-respect among equal citizens.
ACCESSION #
15136845

 

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