The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch audiobook

The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

By Christopher Lasch
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In this challenging work, Christopher Lasch makes an accessible critique of what is wrong with the values and beliefs of America's professional and managerial elites. The distinguished historian argues that democracy today is threatened not by the masses, as José Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) had said, but by the elites. These elites—mobile and increasingly global in outlook—refuse to accept limits or ties to nation and place. As they isolate themselves in their networks and enclaves, they abandon the middle class, divide the nation, and betray the idea of a democracy for all America's citizens. This is Lasch's clarion call for a return to the virtues of community, responsibility, and religion.

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In this challenging work, Christopher Lasch makes an accessible critique of what is wrong with the values and beliefs of America's professional and managerial elites. The distinguished historian argues that democracy today is threatened not by the masses, as José Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) had said, but by the elites. These elites—mobile and increasingly global in outlook—refuse to accept limits or ties to nation and place. As they isolate themselves in their networks and enclaves, they abandon the middle class, divide the nation, and betray the idea of a democracy for all America's citizens. This is Lasch's clarion call for a return to the virtues of community, responsibility, and religion.

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Lasch is so pithy and cogent that he produces the kind of book that makes you want to corner friends and read it aloud to them. Booklist Starred Review

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Author Bio: Christopher Lasch

Author Bio: Christopher Lasch

Christopher Lasch was a historian, moralist, and social critic. His published works include The True and Only Heaven, The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, and World of Nations.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English