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  1. Mar 2019
    1. In academia, an article that is 10 years old is considered dated.

      In academia - but Lasch is still considered relevant?

    2. But how on earth does this matter now?

      How DOES it matter now?

    3. After the debacle of the Vietnam War, after the rebellions of the 1960s and the cultural ferment of the 1970s,

      What Debacle? What rebellions? what cultural ferment?

    4. The more recent the research is, the better—or at least, more relevant—it’s assumed to be.

      The more recent the better

    5. In a field such as technology, in which time does not march so much as it whizzes by, the freshness test is understandable.
    6. lambastes

      he criticizes

    7. Society does not change overnight, but thinking it does lends a sense of drama to our everyday lives.

      Drama is more important that reality?

    8. In 1979 the historian and social critic Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) published The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations.

      A long time ago - this has been a long time coming