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Christopher Lasch

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I despise the cowardly clinging to life, purely for the sake of life, that seems so deeply ingrained in the American temperament.

— Christopher Lasch

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The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.

— Christopher Lasch

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Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.

— Christopher Lasch

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Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.

— Christopher Lasch

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Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values.

— Christopher Lasch

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A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.

— Christopher Lasch

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It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.

— Christopher Lasch

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The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.

— Christopher Lasch

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Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.

— Christopher Lasch

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The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.

— Christopher Lasch

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" In addition he finalized his intentions for the essays to be included in Women and the Common Life: Love Marriage and Feminism which was publiChristopher Laschd with his daughter's introduction in 1997. It would not make a paycheck the only symbol of accomplishment. Most of his books even the more strictly historical ones include such sharp criticism of the priorities of alleged "radicals" who represented merely extreme formations of a rapacious capitalist ethos.

' His books including The New Radicalism in America (1965) Haven in a Heartless World (1977) The Culture of Narcissism (1979) and The True and Only Heaven (1991) were widely discussed and reviewed. In the 1960s he was a neo-Marxist and acerbic critic of Cold War liberalism. 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.

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