Monday, November 30, 2015

The importance of family …

… The Dialectic of Love and Authority - The Baffler. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

It was not feminism but mass production, political centralization, and the ideology of endless growth and ever-increasing consumption that had placed impossible strains on the family and made psychological maturity so difficult, Lasch argued. Every organism can flourish only within limits, at a certain scale. We have, in our social relations of authority and production, abandoned human scale, and the psychic costs are great.

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