We have long struggled with the problem of broken families, as marriages are torn apart by divorce, leaving children without a full set of parents in the home. Families are also growing smaller, with fewer brothers and siblings and thus fewer uncles, aunts, cousins, and other extended family relationships. Mary Eberstadt, one of our most perceptive cultural analysts, shows how weakened family connections have resulted in children growing up without a sense of identity, which, in turn, has given us identity politics.
One of her many books from a few years ago is How the West Really Lost God, in which she argues against the conventional view that the decline of religion led to the sexual revolution. Rather, she shows that the sexual revolution caused the decline in religion!