by Stephen Baskerville –
PhD & Professor –
– NWS Editors Note: A book of Great Import! –
Sexuality has exploded everywhere throughout our society and is radically altering our culture and institutions. But what is the effect of the Sexual Revolution and the political ideology that drives it on our government and civic life? What is the effect of radical political ideology on our freedom and civil liberties? The New Politics of Sex is the first book that seeks to understand the impact of sexual politics on our public life. The results are illuminating and sometimes disturbing.
What the Critics Say:
“The New Politics of Sex is a brilliant, long-needed diagnosis of the deliberately fostered collapse of the institutions of the West. It is a must-read for anyone who has authority (parents, pastors, teachers, politicians, administrators, judges, police, doctors, and more). Never has humankind been up against so darkly brilliant and pervasive an enemy as the one Baskerville unveils. Purchase as many as you can to distribute, and write about it, blog about it, talk about it.”
“I could not put this endlessly fascinating book down after opening it. It reveals how due-process violations and anti-male bias pervade family and divorce courts, and how the breakdown of the family due to no-fault divorce is costly to taxpayers, even as the welfare state fuels it further. It describes how a suffocating climate of political correctness in academia has kept the public in the dark about these abuses.”
“Prof. Baskerville has written what well may be the most important book of 2017– he has written a masterly and authoritative account of how “sexual radicalism” has infected and transformed culture, politics, and the legal system. The entire narrative is supported by exhaustive research among scholars on both sides of the debate about the impact of feminist and homosexual activism on the entire criminal justice system which Baskerville sees as creating an entire network of self-serving agents enforcing laws that ignore the presumption of innocence, due process, and public transparency. Baskerville also shows with jaw-dropping clarity how “no-fault” divorces laws have allowed the intrusion of federal and state government so far into our private lives that “privacy” no longer exists. Single-parent families, in essence, have been promoted by government intrusion and the star chamber demands of “child support” which can so easily end up with the incarceration of fathers by ideologically-driven family courts. Both the government and the divorce industry have a financial interest in the increasing growth of single-parent families and the removal of the father. Brilliant and compelling, The New Politics of Sex issues an urgent plea that we cut the Gordian Knot of our radically sexualized culture and polity.” Deal Hudson, President, Morley Institute for Religion and Culture, and former publisher of Crisis magazine
Stephen Baskerville is Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has taught political science and international affairs at Howard University in Washington and Palacky University in the Czech Republic. He has held Fulbright Scholarships at Jagiellonian University in Poland and the Russian National University for the Humanities in Moscow. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality. His books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, forthcoming), andTaken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).
Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Crisis, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women’s Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Insight, World Net Daily, Whistleblower, The Family in America, Family Policy Review, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, Liberty, the Sunday Independent, LewRockwell.com, The New Presence, and others. His work has also been published by major public policy “think tanks,” including the National Center for Policy Analysis, Institute for Policy Innovation, Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Heartland Institute.
He has appeared on national and international radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, CNN, Court TV, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, Janet Parshall’s America, the Albert Mohler Radio Program, and others.
He has been featured in profiles and write-ups in Human Events, Reason magazine, the Gannett newspapers, Men’s News Daily, Fathering Magazine, the Washington Times, Townhall.com, the Ottawa Citizen, the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), El Visitante (Puerto Rico), and elsewhere.
He is an adviser to the Men’s Health Network and serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-specific atrocities. Until recently, he served as managing editor for the International Journal for Religious Freedom.