Elites, Populism and the Decay of Democracy: On the Legacy of Christopher Lasch

Law and Liberty
February 6, 2021

In his 1994 book The Revolt of the Elites, historian Christopher Lasch excoriated the American ruling class for its smug decadence and urged a return to the first principles of democracy. Writing in Law and Liberty, Rod Dreher concludes that the disintegrating forces Lasch identified have only worsened.

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