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Author Lasch, Christopher.

Title The revolt of the elites : and the betrayal of democracy / Christopher Lasch
Published New York : W.W. Norton, 1996


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Description x, 276 pages
Contents 1. Introduction: The Democratic Malaise -- I. The Intensification of Social Divisions. 2. The Revolt of the Elites. 3. Opportunity in the Promised Land: Social Mobility or the Democratization of Competence? 4. Does Democracy Deserve to Survive? 5. Communitarianism or Populism? The Ethic of Compassion and the Ethic of Respect -- II. Democratic Discourse in Decline. 6. Conversation and the Civic Arts. 7. Racial Politics in New York: The Attack on Common Standards. 8. The Common Schools: Horace Mann and the Assault on Imagination. 9. The Lost Art of Argument. 10. Academic Pseudo-radicalism: The Charade of "Subversion" -- III. The Dark Night of the Soul. 11. The Abolition of Shame. 12. Philip Rieff and the Religion of Culture. 13. The Soul of Man under Secularism
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
Populism -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences)
Democracy -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 0393313719