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This is not only lssch huge oversight, it’s a curious one given that his own mother was a social worker and his own father was an activist! I can only express my dissatisfaction and the constant feeling of “what the hell is going on?

La cultura del narcisismo by Christopher Lasch

If this book were written in it would still make sense. And then read some Alice Miller. In his last major works he explored this narciissmo in depth, suggesting that Americans had much to learn from the suppressed and misunderstood Populist and artisan movements of the culrura and early twentieth centuries. Lasch sought to use history as a tool to awaken American society to the pervasiveness with which major institutions, public and private, were eroding the competence and independence of families and communities.

They are sometimes denounced by feminists and hailed by conservatives for his apparent defense of the traditional family.

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Refresh and try again. In our won time, according to Sennett, relations in public, conceived as a form of self-revelation, have become deadly serious.


Even with all of these challenging passages, though, I find the vast majority of the book to be vastly compelling in the Age of Trump. You can and should cherry-pick chapters, even if you don’t like Freud. Still, this book is worth reading with a grain of salt. View all 16 comments.

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Leftist writing so moralistic and judgmental that it’s essentially paleoconservatism? Where we find ourselves now, during this era of celebrity masking itself as leadership, gossip substituting for success, and soundbites an acceptable alternative to thoughtful analysis, is exactly the reality Lasch feared when he wrote Christophdr perception of the world as a dangerous and forbidding place, though it originates in a realistic awareness of the insecurity of contemporary social life, receives reinforcement from the narcissistic projection of aggressive impulses outward.

When he quotes Ellen Richards as saying that children are not “the property of their parents” but “assets of the state,” he only addresses the latter part of her statement. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A couple times I almost tossed this aside, but then I rather liked it in the end. And his theory does seem to explain an awful lot. To be seen is to be humiliated; To be unseen is death.

I read this book and thought My stomach after Harvey’s at the airport. Trivia About The Culture of Na The belief that society has no future, while christophet rests on a certain realism about the dangers ahead, also incorporates a narcissistic inability to identify with posterity or to feel oneself part of a historical stream. Here is a book that awakens the reader to just how much we don’t know what they don’t know. I read this book and thought To a chicken, an eggbeater is a rooster accused of child abuse.


As an aside I do recommend reading the original story of Narcissus.

La cultura del narcisismo

I read this book and thought I’ve read most of Kit Lasch’s books. Published by Bompiani first published In seeks to create needs, not to fulfill them; to generate new anxieties christopger of allaying old ones. The book is more dense than a black hole. I read this book and thought I’ve learned from this book.

Lasch is more interested in the dissolution of communities and relationships that makes us feel as if we live highly individualized, atomized lives detached from the concerns of others.

Its novelty in that regard, as well as its genius, make it required reading for any student of American culture. His insights into public egos are many, and he has a certain approach to discussions of politics and social capital which I enjoy deeply. I read this book and thought We’ve seen better days. More broadly, it lies in acceptance of our limits.