Christopher Lasch — American Historian born on June 01, 1932, died on February 14, 1994

Christopher Lasch was an American historian, moralist, and social critic... (wikipedia)

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.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
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.
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.