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The Americanization of Narcissism

The Americanization of Narcissism

by Elizabeth Lunbeck,
Tulsa World, March 2, 2014

Published in 1978, "The Culture of Narcissism" became the signature critique of "The Me Decade." In the book, cultural historian Christopher Lasch claimed that a personality type consistent with clinical definitions of pathological narcissism had become the "underlying character structure" of the post-World War II United States.


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