Who am I? What am I here for? These are fundamental questions in life — and throughout human history, they’ve often been answered through relationships to kin.
But with the collapse of the family unit and the atomization of individuals, my guest on today’s program argues, we have become unmoored. And we are now experiencing a crisis in identity, “a psychic howl” that’s shaping our culture and politics in profound ways.
Mary Eberstadt is an American essayist, novelist, and cultural critic. Her latest book is Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited. But today we’re going to talk about her previous title, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.
Mary Eberstadt is my guest, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come for paid subscribers.
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