The New Politics of Sex
A new book by
Stephen Baskerville, PhD
And What Are the Churches and Scholars Doing?
"The Growing Role of the State in the Family" (lecture at the University of Warsaw and Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, 22 September 2017)
Interview with Geopolitika magazine (Belgrade, in Serbian), March 2018 (also in English)
(Longer Polish version in Aracana.)
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Why the standard conservative defense of marriage is inadequate (lecture at the Ordo Iuris conference, University of Warsaw, September 2016) .
International Conference on
The Human Person and Secularization,
Vatra Dornei, Romania, June 2017
Discussion of injustices in family law and family policy with local experts, practitioners, and activists, Institute of European Studies, Belgrade, 7 December 2017
is Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. He is the author of Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Turner, 2007), and of more than 100 articles on the politics of the family, sexuality, and related issues. Read more...
Lectures & Interviews
(mostly in East-Central Europe)
What the Critics Say:
Chapter on "Sexual Harassment" from The New Politics of Sex, excerpted in a special issue of Whistleblower Magazine (January 2018) devoted to the Sexual Revolution, along with other stimulating authors
More academic and semi-academic articles are available at Academia.edu.
Catholic TV show discusses
The New Politics of Sex
"...a politically incorrect and ourageous book..."
ROBERT REILLY, Westminster Institute
"The New Ideology of Sex"
(lecture at Serbia's prestigious
Matica Srpska, institute
Novi Sad, 8 December 2017),
Most TV broadcast
Review of The New Politics of Sex
by Chris Sugden
Church of England Newspaper
The work of philosopher Michael Walzer
Plus an interview on popular Belgrade TV show, Dobro jutro Srbijo ("Good Morning, Serbia"), 6 December 2017 (with Dr Misa Djurkovic, partially in English)
"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."
HANS BADER, Competitive Enterprise Institute
And 2 interviews in Serbian newspapers
"What Does Jordan Peterson Really Stand For?"
"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
“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.”
PATRICK F. FAGAN, Marriage and Religion Research Institute
See the study:
"Welfare and the 'Road to Serfdom'"
The First Complete Political Analysis of the Sexual Revolution
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.