Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America


With Delirium, Nancy L. Cohen takes us on a thrilling journey, exposing the hidden history of the radical political movement to turn back the clock on women’s equality, LGBT civil rights, and the sexual revolution itself. Delirium tells the story of how this shadow movement continues to shape our political landscape today and what we can do to restore common sense and sanity to American politics.

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Nancy L. Cohen, a lively writer and excellent historian, puts our current situation in historical perspective, tracing how over the past forty years the sexual counterrevolution has helped shape the political landscape. A fascinating and disturbing book.” – Eric Foner, Columbia University, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Delirium is an indispensable source for understanding how profoundly the politics of the body has swayed the body politic.” – Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation and professor of history, Georgetown University

Nancy L. Cohen’s Delirium is a provocative and original examination of the politics of equality . . . . Anyone who cares about civil rights and the future of the country needs to read this book.” – Lisa Bloom, Legal Analyst and New York Times bestselling author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

An impressive contribution to the political dialogue.” – Publishers Weekly