Christopher Lasch

American historian

Lived from: 1932-

Category: History and sociology

Quotes: Christopher Lasch

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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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    Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.
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    It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times - the stupefaction of the masses, the obsessed and driven lives of the bourgeoisie - seem attractive by comparison.
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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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    The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.
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    Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.
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