"The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Christopher Lasch on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Christopher Lasch on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Christopher Lasch on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Christopher Lasch on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Christopher Lasch on Mahatma Gandhi
"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure."
"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."
"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change."
"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
"The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time."
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