On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute Mary Eberstadt joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to break down her article discussing how fatherlessness played a role in the social unrest and riots seen across America over the last six months.
“In addition to literal fatherlessness, there’s also a figurative, spiritual fatherlessness and a disconnection from country especially among the young,” she explained. “What I think this adds up to is not just a crisis of missing dads, but a general Western crisis of paternity that is threefold. And that has now combined to disconnect lots of young people from a wholesome relationship with their families with their with places of worship, and their country.”
Eberstadt also expanded upon her recent book Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, explaining that humans long for connection so they “claim membership in politicized groups whose displays of frantic irrationalism amount to