Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of “the collapse of mass-based radical movements,” Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural Freedom and a discussion of the ’60’s revival of ideological controversy.
About 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.