Facts about Christopher Lasch

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Christopher Lasch was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between June 1, 1932 and February 14, 1994. He/she became 61 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 48 quotes who is written / told by Christopher.

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Famous quotes by Christopher Lasch (48)


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"The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types"
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"The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories"
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"In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God's gift to the collective"
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"Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are embedded in daily experiences that confirm them"
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"The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum"
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"The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment"
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"The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict between feminism and the family"
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"Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize"
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"It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family"
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"Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom"
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"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure"
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"The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters"
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"Personal disintegration remains always an imminent danger"
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"Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success"
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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"
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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"
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"A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction"
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"The left has lost the common touch"
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"Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order"
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"Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction"
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"When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes"
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"The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life"
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"The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction"
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"Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy"
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"Most people no longer live in nuclear families at all"
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"Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product"
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"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs"
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"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business"
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"Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend"
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"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change"
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"The last three decades have seen the collapse of the family wage system"
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"The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information"
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"Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising"
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"Make it new is the message not just of modern art but of modern consumerism, of which modern art is largely a mirror image"
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"Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values"
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"Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language"
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"The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense"
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"News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda"
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"Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes"
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"Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage"
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"It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media"
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"George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech"
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"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection"
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"Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice"
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"The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine"
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"Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values"
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"A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today"
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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"


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