The Great Lewis H. Lapham Redux

The U.S. Is Run by a Selfish Oligarchy and the News Media Acts as Lapdog to the Ruling Class” (a classic C-SPAN interview with Lewis H. Lapham on the prevalent obsequent and deferential courtier spirit among those serving the elite professional managerial classes within the administrative state, Ivy League academia, the entertainment industry, and the regime media. Nothing has changed in the 30 years since it was conducted.)

No one is better equipped to pull off this dark seriocomedic venture than the wry master of patrician sensibility himself, the author of Fortune’s Child, Money and Class in America: Notes and Observations On Our Civil Religion, and Imperial Masquerade.

Lewis H. Lapham is the former editor of Harpers magazine, and America’s premier essayist.

He ranks with H. L. Mencken and Albert Jay Nock in his stylistic elegance and keen ability to dissect the bloated rotting corpse of the American body politic, exposing the frailties, pretentiousness, and rank imbecilities of what he aptly describes as its “equestrian class.” America, where the masses are born with saddles on their backs, for a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God, the GOP, and Donald Trump.


11:43 pm on March 11, 2023