The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy (Paperback)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393313710
ISBN-10: 0393313719
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 1st, 1996
Pages: 288
Language: English