Author Archives: Rod Dreher

About Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written two books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming and Crunchy Cons.

Nobody Really Knows What Happened In Ferguson

The New York Times reports that witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting have …

I Think We May Have Just Hit Peak Trans

In a — where else? — Salon.com story that reads like a …

Beauty And Transfiguration

For us Orthodox Christians following the Old Calendar, today is the Feast …

Do The Feds Hate TAC?

A reader writes: Rod, did you know that TAC is now being …

LA Tea Party: ‘Common Core Turns Your Children Gay’

According to a shock-and-outrage press release from the Tea Party Of Louisiana, …

Corporation Urinates On Employees, Celebrates Rain

From the Columbia Journalism Review, a report about Gannett’s new strategy to …

Ferguson Will Never Come Back

Whatever the cause or causes of the crisis in Ferguson, five, ten …

Missing California’s Water As Its Wells Run Dry

A friend who just moved from southern California to Dallas said his …

‘True Detective’: Walker Percy Noir

Over the weekend, Julie and I watched the pilot episode of True …

We Need Both Jeremiah & Benedict

I’d like to offer a further comment to my remarks last week …

‘Your Liberal And Democratic Principles Are Worth Nothing Here’

Archbishop Amel Nona, the Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul, gave an interview …

View From Your Table

The very, very lucky reader writes: Thought of you this morning. I …

The Sophomore Slump

Philosophy professor James K.A. Smith observes that some of the most promising …

The Seven Sleepers Revered By Muslims & Christians

Here’s something odd and wonderful. Tonight at the vespers service, we commemorated …

General Majid, Who Gave His Life For Others

A riveting, moving report from Alissa J. Rubin, a foreign correspondent for …

A Backgrounder For Dante’s Paradiso

A reader sends this lengthy but very, very helpful essay by Peter …

Hague Mayor: A Kaas-Etende Capitulatie Aap

What is a “kaas-etende capitulatie aap”? That’s Dutch for cheese-eating surrender monkey, …

Albert Murray: Style Makes The Human

Albert Murray, from The Omni-Americans: Art is by definition a process of …

IsaacH’s Daughter Is Born

On Tuesday morning, I posted a letter from a reader, IsaacH, who …

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