Why the standard conservative defense of marriage is inadequate  (delivered at the Ordo Iuris conference in Warsaw, September 2016).   .

International Conference on

The Human Person and Secularization, Vatra Dornei, Romania, June 2017

Peer-Reviewed Articles on the Sexual Revolution

                                       by Stephen Baskerville

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The New Politics of Sex

The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties,

   and the 

Growth of Governmental Power

A new book by

              Stephen Baskerville, PhD

"...a politically incorrect and courageous book..."

                                 ROBERT REILLY

Just Released in 2017


Read the review of The New Politics of Sex by Howard Schwartz in Quillette:

"Sex Through the Looking Glass"

What the Critics Say:

Also by Stephen Baskerville

Taken Into Custody:

The War Against



  and the 


A devastating critique of the divorce industry...


See the study:

"Welfare and the 'Road to Serfdom'"

Review of the works of

philosopher Michael Walzer

  • 58:57



 Catholic TV show discusses

The New Politics of Sex

​"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

“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

​​Read the

Review by Chris Sugden

in the 

Church of England Newspaper

See the​ Title Page and Table of Contents

and read the              Introduction.




"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.  He is also 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 family law and family policy.  Read more...

​ 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.