"Adopt a surly demeanor towards one and all in the hope of offending everybody," said the "fearless iconoclast who defied left and right labels," whose biography is reviewed here — Scourge of the elites
. An excerpt to whet your appetite:
In his prime, there was no more incendiary intellectual in America than Christopher Lasch. A prolific historian and social critic, Lasch wrote with erudition and flair about a wide range of topics from the early 1960s until his death in 1994, striving ‘for nothing less than a full understanding of the modern condition’, as a fellow historian put it. Called a ‘Marxist’ and a ‘fascist’ and almost everything else in between, he busted out of the conventional ‘right’ and ‘left’ political boxes. His writings typically aroused angry and emotional responses from his opponents.Tolle, lege. Christopher Lasch
lived in the town I resettled in after my repatriation a year-and-a-half ago, about 90 miles to the east of the town in which I grew up. His major works, below, which I purchased second-hand with the modest income from Newstex Content Syndication
of my expatriate blog, The Western Confucian
, were of invaluable help in my reentry and resettlement to a country from which I have been absent for a third of my life.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Paleoconservatism, Paleoprogressivism, Pittsford, The Written Word