Traveling Kit

Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch
by Eric Miller
Eerdman’s, 2010
(394 pages, $32.00, hardcover)

reviewed by John C. Chalberg

Not all that long ago, a hopeful set of Midwestern parents sent their treasured son off to Harvard. The year was 1950, and Robert and Zora Lasch (he an editor, she an academic) were already anticipating the day when 18-year-old “Kit” would join their ranks of educated progressives. Nowhere near their parental radar screen was the slightest hint that their pride and joy would ever leave the straight and narrow path of secular progressivism.

Nonetheless, during his very first semester at Harvard, the youth who would become historian . . .

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