Christopher Lasch

Christopher Lasch (1932-1994) was an American historian, moralist, and social critic who was a history professor at the University of Rochester.

Latest by Christopher Lasch in Chronicles

  • The New Class Controversy
    November 7, 2019

    The New Class Controversy

    The recent successes of the American right depend, in part, on its ability to deflect lower-middle-class resentment from the rich to a parasitic "new class" of professional problem-solvers and moral relativists. In 1975, William Rusher of the National Review referred to the emergence of a "verbalist" elite, "neither businessmen nor manufacturers, blue-collar workers or farmers," as the "great central fact" of recent American history. "The producers of America," Rusher said, "have a common…

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  • The New Class Controversy
    June 1990

    The New Class Controversy

    The recent successes of the American right depend, in part, on its ability to deflect lower-middle-class resentment from the rich to a parasitic "new class" of professional problem-solvers and moral relativists.

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