Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Adam and Eve After the Pill - A Book Review

  • What harm has come from wide-spread use of contraception?
  • What cultural seeds has The Pill planted?
  • Why is the clear evidence that the sexual revolution has given us more ill than good being ignored?
Mary Eberstadt takes an extremely counter-cultural position in arguing that the sexual revolution's current narrative of the benefits of sexual liberation, contraception, abortion, and moral relativism are all wrong. Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution is a fascinating study into the evidence which shows our unrestrained attitude about sex has resulted in the undermining of the family, individual happiness, and the very fabric of our society.

The book is very fact-based and driven by data. There are no stones she has left un-turned. In addition to the statistics is the honesty and wit of one of my favorite non-fiction authors of modern times. Eberstadt makes diving into cultural studies fascinating. The end result is the evidence clearly shows we have sold our children, and the generations to follow them, a devastating bill of goods we call the sexual revolution. Yet, the leaders in our culture are either ignoring the evidence because it doesn't fit the modern "narrative" of what is good for humanity.

If there is one book the entire culture needs to read (besides the Bible), it might be this one.

What more could I say but you need to read it and pass it on to others.

For a free preview of what you will get in the book, you can read these two illuminating articles:
**The Vindication of Humanae Vitae 
**The Weight of Smut 

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