Mary Eberstadt is an editor and author who focuses on a wide range of issues concerning politics, Christianity, the family, and female roles in Western society. She was interviewed because of her theories concerning the relation between religion and family experience and the state of Christianity in the West.

Mary Tedeschi Eberstadt is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. She has been a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. Eberstadt focuses on issues of American society, culture, and philosophy. She has written widely for various magazines and newspapers, including Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, First Things, The American Spectator, Los Angeles Times, London Times, and The Wall Street Journal.