The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, Christopher Lasch
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The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch

Narrator: David de Vries

Unabridged: 7 hr 21 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 07/20/2017

Genre: Political Science - Government

Synopsis

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 Jose 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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