Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics

December 20, 2019

"Who am I"? Could this most basic of questions be at the heart of what is driving the identity politics that dominate our present cultural and political moment? Author and Senior Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute Mary Eberstadt has written a provocative and challenging new book, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, which proposes and develops this novel theory. In it, she explores how the destruction of the family in the wake of the sexual revolution has left many in our culture adrift. When the most basic signifiers of who we are -- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers -- become increasingly weakened in the midst of sexual identity confusion, abortion, contraception, and divorce, what are we left with?

Be sure to watch FRC's Speaker Series event featuring Mary Eberstadt as she discusses this pressing issue at the core of America's identity-obsessed culture.