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.

Love, Death, And Sacrifice

Damon Linker, thinking about the meaning of dying for another, understands the …

Dante In The Vatican On Good Friday

Dante is everywhere! Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, preached in …

Dante’s Purpose-Driven Poem

Welcome readers of my Wall Street Journal essay about how Dante saved …

The Worst Cultural Decision Ever Made

The Atlantic has a neat Big Question forum, asking various business leaders …

At Play With The Crunchy Collapsitarians

The New York Times writes about Dark Mountain, a radical movement of …

Dante, Into The Abyss

As the sun sets this evening, Holy Thursday, you might give a …

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

From the NYT obit: No draft had more impact than the one …

Portlandia The Pure

A reader sends this jaw-dropping story, appropriately titling it, “Portlandia The Pure”: …

The Pyrrhic Culture War Victory Of The Left

Alyssa Rosenberg, a liberal, acknowledges that the right has lost the culture …

The Southern Glory Of Carroll Cloar

A friend went last week to the Arkansas Arts Center in Little …

Pope Benedict: Not Rottweilerish Enough?

Paul Elie wonders what it must be like for Pope Benedict to …

Litany By Billy Collins & Child Prodigy

Here’s the text of the Billy Collins’ poem, “Litany,” that the three …

Narcissistic Rationalization Of The Week

Yes, yes, Dalton Conley knows that divorce is supposed to be bad …

A Handout From The Marquis De Sade Elementary

  Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, must be a great place …

Orestes Brownson And Me

Alex Wilgus surprises me with his flattering comparison of Your Working Boy …

How Bill Buford Saved Me From Culinary School

It has long been my ambition to go to culinary school. I …

The Death Of Sears

Edward McClelland argues that the decline and oncoming fall of a great …

The Wheat & The Tares In Russia

In First Things, John Burgess has a long, thoughtful, fairly comprehensive report …

Why Your Kids Should Play Kerbal Space Program

  A reader passes on the cartoon above, from the excellent website …

‘Nice’ Christians With Wet Handshakes

Tim Stanley has had enough of Rev, a British TV show whose …

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