“Truth may be unwanted, inconvenient, resented, mocked in all the best places—even harassed, suppressed, and forced underground. But that does not make it anything other than truth.”
Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics
Her logic—backed by startling new data—runs as follows: humans from time immemorial have forged their identities within elemental structures of kinship. Today, following decades of social shocks like family shrinkage and widespread breakdown, generations of people have been deprived of the building blocks of identity itself. This dispossession, argues Eberstadt, propels the increasingly frantic flight to membership in identitarian groups. The seemingly constant fury is, in fact, a primal scream for the familial root system of which many have been deprived.
Praise for Primal Screams
George Weigel, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Mary Ann Glendon, Professor of Law, Harvard University