Christopher Lasch (1932-1994), professor of history at the University of Rochester, wrote, among many other works, The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics and the best-selling Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.
"Lasch took in a remarkable range of contemporary experience,
making many observations that, if anything, ring more true today."
-- Lee Siegel - The New York Times
"Morbidly clever, brilliantly on target, idiosyncratically compelling." -- Alan Wolfe - The New Republic
"A bestseller in 1979, this outstanding analysis is enjoying a resurgence, being reissued with a new introduction by EJ Dionne Jr, who praises Lasch's "intellectually rebellious spirit"." -- The Herald