The basic premise of this book of collected essays by a handful of authors is that the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s promised individual freedom, unlimited sexual satisfaction, and personal fulfillment and that this promise was never fulfilled. To the contrary, this promise was a big lie that was a thin guise for a culture of protracted adolescence, selfishness, hedonism, and ultimately nihilism and despair. Looking back, it's almost easy to criticize the sexual revolution since we can see the zany pop psychology beliefs and appalling displays of selfishness that this so-called "Revolution" spawned. However easy the target, the sexual revolution is still considered the final word on sexuality for many and these essays for the most part offer an incisive and stimulating antidote to the excesses of the sexual revolution and make important critiques against the way we denigrate monogamy, the way children are inappropriately sexualized and exploited by pop culture, and the way certain "intellectuals" reduce human beings to science, removing the soul and its needs from any kind of discussion about family and sexuality. Bear in mind, these essays are written by writers who are members of a conservative think tank, so you're not exactly getting diverse opinions here. Nevertheless, considering how saturated our popular culture is with frenzied sex, these essays are an important call to pause and examine sexuality and its discontents in our society.