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Christopher Lasch

Christopher LaschAKA Robert Christopher Lasch

Born: 1-Jun-1932
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Died: 14-Feb-1994
Location of death: Pittsford, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Culture of Narcissism

Father: Robert Lasch (journalist, b. 26-Mar-1907, d. 6-Apr-1998)
Mother: Zora Schaupp Lasch (teacher and social worker, b. 1898, d. 1982)
Wife: Nellie Thomas McColl Commager (m. 1956, dau. of Henry Steele Commager, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Robert Evans (b. 1958)
Daughter: Elizabeth Dan (b. 1959)
Daughter: Catherine Thomas (b. 1963)
Son: Christopher Nelson (b. 1965)

    High School: Barrington High School, Barrington, IL (1950)
    University: AB History, Harvard University (1954)
    University: MA History, Harvard University (1955)
    University: PhD History, Columbia University (1961)
    Instructor: History, Williams College (1956-69)
    Professor: History, Roosevelt University (1960-61)
    Professor: History, University of Iowa (1961-66)
    Professor: History, Northwestern University (1966-70)
    Professor: History, University of Rochester (1970-)

Author of books:
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
The American Liberals and the Russian Revolution (1962, intellectual history)
The Social Thought of Jane Addams (1965, biography)
The New Radicalism in America, 1889-1963: The Intellectual as a Social Type (1965, intellectual history)
The Agony of the American Left (1969, politics)
The World of Nations: Reflections on American History, Politics, and Culture (1973, politics)
Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged (1977, social studies)
The Minimal Self: Psychic Survival in Troubled Times (1984, social studies)
The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics (1991, social studies)
The Revolt of the Elites: And the Betrayal of Democracy (1995, politics)

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