“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
Leon R. Kass, professor emeritus, Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago
Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs
David Marcus, The Federalist
Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review
Peter Leithart, Theopolis Institute
Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSite News
Mary Ann Glendon, Professor of Law, Harvard University
George Weigel, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Institute
Luma Simms, Public Discourse
R.R. Reno, First Things
Alberto Frigerio, Tempi
Gene Veith, Patheos
Tod Lindberg, author of The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Madeline Fry, Washington Examiner
Dr. Carl Trueman, The Gospel Coalition
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