Why there’s hope for faith. Even as Christians everywhere rejoice in the impending holiday, the faith itself faces sober times. This is especially true across nations of the West. Consider a subject that sounds parochial but amounts to a civilizational bellwether: the...
The Deep Roots of Political Rage
The run-up to this year's midterm elections saw more than the usual surface chatter about American polarization. Let's dive deeper. October 28, 2022: An armed and disturbed man steeped in internet conspiracies breaks into a home owned by the speaker of the House of...
What the Nurses Knew
Like most adults today, I barely remember life before Roe v. Wade. But I do recall the flashbulb moment when the new world order hit home. One night in 1973, my mother returned from work with something shiny on the collar of her starched white uniform: a silver pin...
Juan Diego, Great and Small
The story of Juan Diego is more than a powerful story. It’s more, even, than a powerful story in Catholic history. It’s nothing less than one of the most extraordinary stories in human history. First, the setting could hardly be more improbable. In the early 1500s,...
Catholics ‘Personally Opposed’ to Abortion? A Fallacy
From an excerpt in the National Review, pulled from the Washington Post: Everyone sins, and there is no such thing as an unforgivable sin. But leading others to sin, repeatedly and impenitently, is uniquely grave. . . . For many years, some Catholics in public life...
How The False Promises Of The Sexual Revolution Created A New Religion
In the days leading up to Texas federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling on a lawsuit seeking to revoke U.S. government approval of abortion drug mifepristone, the Washington Post ran a front-page feature (read: hit piece) on him. It is not difficult to intuit that...
A Tale of Two Books against the Sexual Revolution
Following the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court last June, many women of fame decried the limits on abortion and went on a sex strike, furiously uttering the slogan, “If our choices are denied, so are yours.” Seeing this, I almost spit my coffee on the computer...
“What the Sexual Revolution Wrought” by Michael Brendan Dougherty
‘Who, for starters, has the wherewithal to attend protests night after night for months on end, as happened for years in Portland, Oregon?” asks Mary Eberstadt, in the expanded reissue of her 2012 book, Adam and Eve after the Pill. “For the most part, not people...
Mary Eberstadt: The Pill and the Fall of Humanity
You may not like Mary Eberstadt’s conclusions. You may even vehemently disagree with them. But the data is solid; you can’t change facts. Her thesis, drawn from various scholarly studies, shows how the sexual revolution completely changed the world; like a Pandora’s...
Daddy Issues All the Way Down
When Mary Eberstadt first published Adam and Eve After the Pill: The Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution in 2012, she cast a critical eye on reproductive dynamics in the post-liberation world, offering a contrarian message about the large-scale consequences of a...
“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.”
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Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited
Celebrated author Mary Eberstadt continues her ground-breaking examination of the legacy of the sexual revolution. The book’s predecessor, Adam and Eve after the Pill (2012), dissected the revolution’s microcosmic fallout via its empirical effects on the lives of men, women, and children. This follow-on book investigates the revolution’s macrocosmic transformations in three spheres: society, politics, and Christianity. It also includes an analysis of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
With unflinching logic, Eberstadt summarizes the toll on Western society of today’s fractured homes, feral children, and social isolates. Empathetic yet precise, she connects the dots between shrinking, broken families and rising sexual confusion, seen most recently in transgenderism and related phenomena. The book also traces the dissolution of the home to signature developments in Western politics, especially the increase in acrimony, polarization, street violence, and identity politics. The result is an indictment of the turn taken by much of the world following the post-1960s embrace of contraception and the stigmatization of traditional morality.
The book’s section on the revolution’s infiltration of the churches is must-reading for anyone concerned about the fate of Western Christianity. In a moment when millions wonder whether the Catholic Church will retreat from age-old moral teachings, this book demands to be put at the center of discussion.
Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited is both an indispensable blueprint for today’s emerging revisionism, and a manifesto for a more humane order to come.
Praise for Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited
“Mary Eberstadt is our most astute commentator on the vast human costs of the sexual revolution. Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited is essential reading for anyone who wants to navigate out of the wreckage of our present age.”
R. R. Reno, Editor, First Things
“Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited is a profound series of reflections on the carnage that the sexual revolution has wrought. It’s a wake-up call to everyone—particularly the Church—to be bold in our witness to the truth about human sexuality, as there are human costs to getting human nature wrong.”
Ryan Anderson, Ph.D., President, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Author, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment
“Mary Eberstadt’s cultural analysis is insightful, serious, and sane—an example of the prophetic discernment and courage to which God calls all believers. This book matters for everyone who cares about human flourishing, loving the marginalized, and proclaiming the Christian Gospel.”
J. D. Flynn, Editor-in-Chief, The Pillar
“As applied to this book, the words ‘bracing’ and ‘unafraid’ are massive understatements—especially in this moment when reason itself has lost so many friends, and politics, cultural and intellectual trends insist that family disintegration is not the crisis it most certainly is. In her literate, passionate, hard-hitting book, chock full of empirical and theological erudition, Mary Eberstadt sets up the debate we so badly need in the United States.”
Helen Alvaré, Robert A. Levy Professor of Law & Liberty, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
“Mary Eberstadt has given us a great resource to help us not only navigate through this sea of confusion and insanity, but guide the Barque of Peter to once again be a light in the darkness.”
Teresa Tomeo, Author, Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture
“This brilliant and courageous book offers both a surgically precise dissection of the social, cultural, religious, and political effects of the sexual revolution and a powerful plea for a compassionate Christian response to the wreckage the revolution has wrought. Anyone who cares about the human future should read, mark, inwardly digest—and then act upon—Mary Eberstadt’s summons to a nobler conception of our nature and destiny.”
George Weigel, Author, The Fragility of Order and The Next Pope
“Mary Eberstadt notices disquieting social trends well ahead of the rest of us, uncovering their often paradoxical causes with the acuity of a surgeon, the dexterity of an artist, and the wisdom of a sage. She makes a penetrating—and heartfelt—appeal to the Church and the world once again.”
Erika Bachiochi, Author, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision
“Mary Eberstadt proves, yet again, that she is one of America’s most insightful — as well as compassionate — analysts.” –George Weigel
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