Mary Eberstadt is currently a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She has been a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 1990 to 1998, she was executive editor of National Interest magazine. Between 1985 and 1987, she was a member of the Sate Department’s Policy Planning Staff and was a speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Schultz. She is also the founder of the Kirkpatrick Society, named after her late mentor, U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick.
She has written widely for magazines and newspapers, among them First Things, Policy Review, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal, and Commentary. Her previous books include Home-Alone America, Adam and Eve after the Pill, and the satire The Loser Letters. In 2016, HarperCollins published Eberstadt’s latest book, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, which chronicles the rise in discrimination against religious believers in the United States and elsewhere during an era of ascendant secularism.