Life & Faith: The Life of I

Anne Manne, author of The Life of I, on narcissism today and its raising of the self above all else.

In The Life of I: The New Culture of Narcissism, Anne Manne has written a sobering, and at times depressing, account of the way that our hypercompetitive, capitalist culture is making us more narcissistic: eager to seek our own interests at the expense of others. In this podcast she talks about what narcissism is, its negative effects, and what role religion and politics might have to play in producing empathy—what she regards as the antidote to narcissism.