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Christopher Lasch

Maybe This Is the Other Place

I’ve been reading Christopher Lasch’s The True and Only Heaven (1991), which I find fascinating, insightful, and infuriating, as I tend to find Lasch’s work.  The book is an account and criticism of the idea of progress, which Lasch argued lay at the root of the crisis that he believed confronted America in the early 1990s (and that went back at least to the 1970s).  The Preface and Introduction to the book briefly sketch this crisis, Lasch’s own political journey, and the origins of the book. Reading the beginning of The True and Only Heaven in 2017, I was struck Read more