Press Release: McLaren, Impotence
Early humans lived in the Stone Age. We, it seems, are stuck in the Viagra Age. Turn on the television at any hour and you’re likely to be invited to join in a very frank conversation about impotence, as celebrities from Rush Limbaugh and Bob Dole to Jay Leno and Mike Ditka have for a decade been leading America in an orgy of public confessions, pharmaceutical testimonials, and late-night jokes. But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence: A Cultural History, the first history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been an irresistible topic since the dawn of humanity.
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Updated May 1: We now have an online feature drawn from the book: “Two Millennia of Impotence Cures.” Enjoy!