Mary Eberstadt Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Our Real Systemic Problem

We ought to be spending more time puzzling out ways to combat our real systemic problem — family decline — a problem ably explored in Mary Eberstadt’s thoughtful and courageous work.

If You Don’t Find Your Identity in a Family, You’ll Look For It in the Primal Screams of Identity Politics

The ascent of identity politics reveals that people are having an identity crisis, and they are having an identity crisis because the sexual revolution resulted in family—and, by extension, individual—breakdown.

What’s Changed Since Humanae Vitae?

Europe is contracepting itself into demographic oblivion. And that means that Paul VI has been thoroughly vindicated in his warnings, in Humanae Vitae, about the effects of a “contraceptive culture.”

Why Animal Lovers Should Abhor Planned Parenthood

For whatever those videos reveal of the inner workings of the abortion industry, they point as well to this related truth: Defending animal welfare while remaining adamantly pro-choice with respect to the abortion of human animals is not morally and intellectually sustainable. As an argument retaining any credibility, it’s over.

‘The Silencing’ of the American College

Compared to 2014’s pugilistic commencement season, 2015’s pomp and circumstance have seemed positively decorous—at least on the surface.

The New Intolerance: An Adaptation of the First Annual First Things Lecture

With the tide of secularism rising, Christians in particular are faced with the challenge of protecting human dignity, objective moral values, religious liberty, and authentic freedom in the face of growing hostility toward religious faith and religious believers.

Jailhouse Feminism

Feminism is not a juggernaut of defiant liberationists successfully playing offense. It is instead a terribly deformed but profoundly felt protective reaction to the sexual revolution itself.

From Campus Bullies to Empty Churches

There is an under-explored relationship between the well-documented decline in Western churchgoing, especially among Millennials, and the simultaneous rise of a toxic public force on campuses across the Western world: the new intolerance.

The Truth About Religion and Animals

To connect the dots between the preciousness of animal life and the preciousness of human life isn’t to engage in moral equivalence. It’s rather to observe that people have big enough hearts to cherish both.

Support for Animal Welfare Grows on the Right

The momentum in conservative and traditionalist circles toward a consistent ethic of life is arising not by accident in an age of omnipresent abortion — but on account of it.