“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.”


“The best way to come to terms with Eberstadt’s project is to take in its depth and breadth. The easiest way to do that is via “Mary Eberstadt on What Plagues the West,” where Ryan Anderson manages to draw out Eberstadt’s reflections on her entire body of work. For a quick, fun, easy and current book, try Eberstadt’s Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. For her opus with the mostest, try How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization. There you will learn how family decline and religious decline are linked and mutually reinforcing problems.”

Stanley Kurtz, National Review and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center

“It is scarcely a foregone conclusion that our society will return to sanity on questions of sexual morality and marriage. But if we do, then prophets like Mary Eberstadt will be celebrated in song and story.”

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

“Some basic questions of identity have overtaken Western politics in the 21st century, and before they can be addressed, they must be understood. With her characteristic clarity and breadth of learning, Mary Eberstadt offers a powerfully persuasive guide to why we are beset by these challenges, and how to take them on.”

Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs

“I can’t recommend Eberstadt’s books on these matters enough.” 

Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

A compelling thesis, deftly defended.” 

Peter Leithart, Theopolis Institute

“Una de las grandes estudiosas sobre los devastadores efectos de la revolución sexual, en curso en Occidente desde los años 60, sobre la familia y la persona.” 

Alberto FrigerioTempi

“Sympathetic and persuasive.”

R.R. RenoFirst Things

The difficulty isn’t that Eberstadt’s thesis is wrong; it’s that it is very, very right.

Hannah Anderson, Christianity Today

“[A] thought provoking, informed lead-in to a discussion that the world urgently needs to have.”

Margaret Hickey, Writer, Position Papers

Primal Screams is a deeply thought-provoking reflection on human nature and the fate of our republic.”

Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University

“Mary Eberstadt proves, yet again, that she is one of America’s most insightful — as well as compassionate — analysts.”

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center

“In Primal Screams, Mary Eberstadt responds to the deepest cries of the wounded souls of our time. Read it and share it.”

Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Institute

Primal Screams is and should be controversial. It is also quite brilliant. I can think of few books in recent memory that eschew academic and journalistic orthodoxy in as cutting and well defended a way. Anyone interested in the roots of our current identity-driven dilemmas would be remiss in not reading it.”

David Marcus,  The Federalist

“An incredibly influential, intellectual, precise commentary about current culture, philosophy, and the fate of the post-modern man.”

Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSite News

“Eberstadt’s work is not only for conservatives but also for everyone who thinks about contemporary society….”

Michael Brendan DoughertyNational Review

“Mary Eberstadt’s thesis is exactly right, and she backs it up with evidence.”

Luma Simms, Public Discourse

“Mary Eberstadt manages the nearly impossible: finding something new—and worthwhile—to say about identity politics… If we see more books about identity politics in the near future, and doubtless we will, they will have to grapple with Eberstadt’s argument, and take a look through the lens she provides.”

Phil Jeffery, Washington Free Beacon

“What Primal Screams does so masterfully is to hold up a mirror to our own cultural collapse and point a laser beam right at the heart of the problem….”

Ashley McGuire, Institute for Family Studies

“Mary Eberstadt understands ‘identity politics’ better than its practitioners — and any of its critics to date. She takes seriously the question of why so many people feel a need for the sense of belonging that identity politics seeks to provide. Her answer is terrifying — a loss that human beings of modern times have suffered, but of which we have been almost entirely unaware. Until now.”

Tod Lindberg, author of The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern

“A well-researched, powerfully argued, and profound account of the deepest sources of our current cultural crises. Wise and courageous, Mary Eberstadt has written an indispensable book for understanding our time.”

Leon R. Kass, professor emeritus, Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago

“Eberstadt is a shrewd, thoughtful analyst of our culture, and scrutinizes her subject through a nonpartisan lens….Primal Screams is, then, important for readers of all political and ideological complexions.”

Madeline Fry, Washington Examiner

I wait for Mary Eberstadt’s books the way some people used to wait for the next Harry Potter installment.”

Fr. John Hollowell, Pastor of Annunciation and St. Paul’s Catholic Church

Primal Screams provides a cogent, prophetic take on how and why it is that so many well-educated, materially well-off people…do not seem to know who they are.”

Black Christian News Network

One of our most perceptive cultural analysts.”

Gene Veith, Patheos

Vintage Eberstadt: clearly argued with conviction…This is a good and helpful book, and the responses of Dreher and company are thought-provoking and constructive….[S]he offers us a model for how political discussion should be pursued.

Dr. Carl Trueman, The Gospel Coalition

Eberstadt deserves accolades for giving us this thoughtful, compassionate, and ruthlessly honest volume.”

Jeff McAlister, Longview News-Journal

How the West Really Lost God

“Absolutely brilliant.”George Weigel

“Stunning.”Rod Dreher

“Strikes far deeper into reality than any rival argument in the field.”Michael Novak

Adam and Eve After the Pill

“Brilliant, serious work of the kind we’ve needed for decades.”Joseph Bottum

“In this concise, elegantly written book, Mrs. Eberstadt marries brilliant analytical power with wry wit.”  – The Washington Times

The Last Homily

“I hope [this book] will be a means of grace for people who did not know Fr. Arne personally and a fond reminder of his spiritual legacy for those of us who did”Leonard A. Leo

“Mary Eberstadt has done a great service… In these conversations Fr. Arne practically leaps off the page.”Fr. Paul Scalia

It’s Dangerous to Believe

“A powerful new manifesto.”Robert P. George

“A tour de force, essential reading.”Jonathan Last, The Weekly Standard

Eberstadt is a superb analyst. Her hypothesis—carefully demonstrated and ringing true—is that secular progressivism is not just a political ideology; it is a competing faith, a religion. — Public Discourse

The Loser Letters

“…[C.S.] Lewis now has a rival: The Loser Letters, by Mary Eberstadt…this is witty and wicked satire.”Scot McKnight

“Eberstadt brilliantly defends the faith from radical New Atheism with wit and humor….more than a match for Hitchens and Dawkins and their flying spaghetti monster.”Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register

Home-Alone America

“Home-Alone America is a fine first salvo in what may be a changed war.”Kelly Jane Torrance, Washington Times

“A book that should be read by every concerned parent, pastor, and policy maker.”R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Primal Screams

“It is scarcely a foregone conclusion that our society will return to sanity on questions of sexual morality and marriage. But if we do, then prophets like Mary Eberstadt will be celebrated in song and story.” Robert P. George

“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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