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 Christopher Lasch - “moral paralysis of those who value 'openness' above all (democracy is more than) openness and toleration... In the absence of common standards... tolerance becomes indifference.”
 Christopher Lasch - “We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to insist that politics and religion don't mix. This is the stock response of the left.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.”
 Christopher Lasch - “In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.”
 Christopher Lasch - “A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction.”
 Christopher Lasch - “A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The last three decades have seen the collapse of the family wage system.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.”
 Christopher Lasch - “A society that has made ''nostalgia'' a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.”
 Christopher Lasch - “George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.”
 Christopher Lasch - “When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values.”
 Christopher Lasch - “It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The news appeals to the same jaded appetite that makes a child tire of a toy as soon as it becomes familiar and demand a new one in its place.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.”
 Christopher Lasch - “Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.”
 Christopher Lasch - “The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.”

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