The Revolt Of The Elites And The Betrayal Of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393313719
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"[A] passionate, compelling, and disturbing argument that the ills of democracy in the United States today arise from the default of its elites." ―John Gray, New York Times Book Review (front-page review)

In a front-page review in the Washington Post Book World, John Judis wrote: "Political analysts have been poring over exit polls and precinct-level votes to gauge the meaning of last November's election, but they would probably better employ their time reading the late Christopher Lasch's book." And in the National Review, Robert Bork says The Revolt of the Elites "ranges provocatively [and] insightfully."

Controversy has raged around Lasch's targeted attack on the elites, their loss of moral values, and their abandonment of the middle class and poor, for he sets up the media and educational institutions as a large source of the problem. In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion. He does this in a nonpartisan manner, looking to the lessons of American history, and castigating those in power for the ever-widening gap between the economic classes, which has created a crisis in American society. The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy is riveting social commentary.

The Culture Of Narcissism American Life In An Age Of Diminishing Expectations

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393307387
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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.

The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."

Who Are We? The Challenges To America S National Identity

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684870541
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In his seminal work The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington argued provocatively and presciently that with the end of the cold war, “civilizations” were replacing ideologies as the new fault lines in international politics.

Now in his controversial new work, Who Are We?, Huntington focuses on an identity crisis closer to home as he examines the impact other civilizations and their values are having on our own country.

America was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture, says Huntington, including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment, and respect for law. The waves of immigrants that later came to the United States gradually accepted these values and assimilated into America's Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, our national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of primarily Hispanic immigrants and challenged by issues such as bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship, and the “denationalization” of American elites.

September 11 brought a revival of American patriotism and a renewal of American identity, but already there are signs that this revival is fading. Huntington argues the need for us to reassert the core values that make us Americans. Timely and thought-provoking, Who Are We? is an important book that is certain to shape our national conversation about who we are.

La Rebelion De Las Elites Y La Traicion De La Democracia The Revolt Of The Elites And The Betrayal Of Democracy Spanish Edition

Author: C. Lasch
Publisher: Oniro
ISBN: 8449302617
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En esta estimulante obra; Christopher Lasch realiza una contundente crítica de las deficiencias detectadas en los valores de las élites profesionales y directivas de nuestro tiempo. Este eminente historiador; así; afirma que la democracia actual no sólo está amenazada por las masas; como ya apuntó Ortega y Gasset; sino también por las élites; de manera que la ~rebelión de las masas~ del filósofo español se convierte aquí en la rebelión de las élites~; entes móviles y con una visión cada vez más global que se niegan a aceptar límites o lazos tanto nacionales como locales: Lasch sostiene que; al aislarse en sus redes y enclaves; abandonan la clase media; dividen la nación y traicionan la idea de una democracia concebida por todos los ciudadanos.El autor; basándose en este punto de partida; utiliza el pasado para descubrir las raíces de nuestro dilema actual; rastrea el modo en que la meritocracia -el ascenso selectivo hacia la élite- ha ido sustituyendo gradualmente a los ideales humanistas del respeto y la tolerancia; y critica incisivamente; además de otras tendencias culturales; la moda de basar la autoestima en el éxito como (falso) remedio de los más profundos problemas sociales. La conclusión es que; por desgracia; todos nuestros males parecen proceder de la irracional e ilimitada fe de esas élites en los poderes de la ciencia y la economía global.Terminado inmediatamente antes de la muerte de Lasch; este libro constituye la culminación de su vigoroso y original pensamiento; pues; como sucede en toda su obra; la aparente sencillez y modestia de sus ideas no sólo pretenden el replanteamiento público de muchas cuestiones; sino sobre todo el examen de conciencia de todos aquellos lectores preocupados por el futuro de Occidente y de su democracia.

The Revolt Of The Elites And The Betrayal Of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393348415
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In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion.

The Revolt Of The Elites And The Betrayal Of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393313710
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In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion.

Haven In A Heartless World

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393313031
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In the American political vocabulary, "family" and "family values" no longer simply evoke pictures of harmonious scenes; they also push our buttons (left and right) about what is wrong with society.

The Demon In Democracy

Author: Ryszard Legutko
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038643
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In The Demon in Democracy, Legutko explores the shared objectives between these two political systems, and explains how liberal democracy has over time lurched towards the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet style brutalality.

The Agony Of The American Left

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307830500
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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.

The True And Only Heaven Progress And Its Critics

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393348423
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In this sobering analysis of the Western human condition, Christopher Lasch seeks the answer in a history of the struggle between two ideas: one is the idea of progress - an idea driven by the conviction that human desire is insatiable and ...

Who Are We

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684870533
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Analyzes the gradual erosion of American identity over the recent decades because of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and other factors and explores signs of a revival of American identity in the wake of September 11th.