Books: Unraised Consciousness

THE NEW CHASTITY AND OTHER ARGUMENTS AGAINST WOMEN'S LIBERATION

by MIDGE DECTER 188 pages. Coward, McCann &

Geoghegan. $5.95.

There's no thrill quite like signing up with an idea whose time has come —except, of course, the thrill of opposing it if you happen to be a loner. For her present foolhardiness, roughly comparable to throwing herself in front of a juggernaut with a Molotov cocktail, Midge Decter deserves to be named 1972's Daughter of the Anti-Zeitgeist.

Miss Decter, a Harper's editor under Willie Morris, and in private life the wife of Commentary Editor Norman Podhoretz,...

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