Adam and Eve After the Pill by Mary Eberstadt
Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution

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Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result?

This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films.

Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco?  

Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.


About Mary Eberstadt

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Editor Mary Eberstadt is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Contributing Editor to "Policy Review, " and author of "Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes." She is former managing editor of the "Public Interest" and former executive editor of the "National Interest.
Published March 9, 2012 by Ignatius Press. 175 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate has reopened the contraception debate. While the mandate violates religious freedom by requiring religious employers to offer insurance coverage for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilizations, its fundamental justification re...

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The Aquila Report

The book includes a wide spectrum of consequences wrought by the sexual revolution, and is therefore a terrific one-stop shop for anyone interested in understanding the big picture of American sexual mores.�.

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On the basis of her devastating 2008 essay in FT, “The Vindication of Humane Vitae,” which is less about the papal teaching than a comprehensive review of the now-overwhelming evidence of the sexual revolution’s net harm to humanity, I’m willing to bet her new book is an essential read.

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