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.
Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was the author of The Culture of Narcissism, The True and Only Heaven, The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, and other books. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1932 and attended Harvard (BA,… More about Christopher Lasch
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Published by Knopf Mar 20, 2013| 224 Pages| ISBN 9780307830500