Dalrymple writes that the shallow, twisted and dishonest sexual revolutionists’ ideas
about the relations between men and women—entailing ever greater sexual liberty, ever less mastery of the appetite—were so absurd and utopian that it is hard to understand how anyone could have taken them seriously. But mere absurdity has never prevented the triumph of bad ideas.
have permeated our society. The Dionysian has triumphed over the Apollonian. No grace, no reticence, no measure, no dignity, no secrecy, no depth, no limitation of desire is accepted.
There is, writes Dalrymple,
denial that sexual relations are a proper subject of moral reflection or that they need to be governed by moral restrictions. The result is soaring divorce rates and mass illegitimacy.
He points to the profound
change in moral sensibility, in the direction of a thorough coarsening of feeling, thought, and behaviour.