ELSEWHERE: Christopher Lasch Wouldn’t Call Narcissism a Millennial Novelty

ELSEWHERE: Christopher Lasch Wouldn’t Call Narcissism a Millennial Novelty September 10, 2013

Lots of people like writing about Millennials, and lots of people who like writing about Millennials like pointing out how unprecedentedly narcissistic all of the Millennials are.

Over at A Common Vision, Daniel Saunders reexamines the phenomenon of narcissism through the lens of Christopher Lasch’s still-prescient book on the topic. It seems narcissism as a cultural pathology predates the dawn of the internet and social media and even Millennials, hard as that is to believe. The roots of the malaise go deep, and if we refuse to address those roots, we will likely continue to water them.

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