Stella Morabito is author of The Weaponization of Loneliness: How Tyrants Stoke Our Fear of Isolation to Silence, Divide, and Conquer (Bombardier Books, 2022.) Numerous media figures have interviewed Stella at length about her book, including Dennis Prager, Jan Jekielek, and Tucker Carlson (the latter was not aired because of the timing of Carlson’s split with Fox News in April 2023.)

Stella wrote The Weaponization of Loneliness because she believes it is imperative that a lot more people gain insight into the powerful conformity impulse that gives so much oxygen to destructive agendas. The impulse is grounded in the natural human fear of ostracism, which is the key tool tyrants use to enforce compliance with their agendas. Understanding how this “machinery of loneliness” works is critical to developing counterstrategies and preserving freedom.

Stella has been a senior contributor at The Federalist since 2014. Many of her articles focus on the effects of propaganda, group think, censorship, and the cult mindset, all of which threaten freedom. Rush Limbaugh read aloud and extensively discussed Stella’s 2015 Federalist essay “How to Escape the Age of Mass Delusion” on his show.

Stella’s essays have appeared in several other publications, including the Washington Examiner, American Greatness, Public Discourse, Townhall, American Thinker, the Human Life Review, and First Things.

Throughout the 1980’s, Stella served as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. There she focused on various aspects of Russian and Soviet Politics, specifically on propaganda and media analysis. After she resigned from that work to raise her family, Stella continued to apply her expertise in propaganda to analyze the dynamics of what we now call “wokeness” in America.

Stella has a master’s degree in Russian and Soviet History and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international Relations, both from the University of Southern California.  She and her husband currently reside in the Shenandoah Valley. They have three grown sons.