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.

Mom’s Yams

A Thanksgiving dish as a carrier of love and memory

Thanking God Despite It All

A voice from the Soviet persecution gives praise and thanksgiving

Two Seconds

That’s how long 12-year-old Tamir Rice had to react to police

The Pope & Priest Sexual Abuse

A quick follow-up on a couple of hot topics on this blog

Is Ferguson the Benghazi of the Left?

Of ideology and the obsessive need to impose more meaning on an event than the facts bear out

White Nerds on Nutmeg

That time I got high on a holiday spice. Because teenage idiocy

Deconstructing Western Civilization

If you will not have God, you had better pay your respects to Mr. Ed

The Ferguson Evidence

On the unreliability of eyewitnesses

The Ferguson Reaction: Open Thread

I heard the county prosecutor’s announcement on NPR. I cannot believe they …

No Shopping on Thanksgiving

A holiday movement to punish greedy retailers who make their employees work on Thanksgiving

Dante Book Tour ’15

Would you like me to come to your venue and talk about my book How Dante Can Save Your Life?

Sex Abuse: Different Pope, Same Strategy

Francis’s indefensible promotion of a fellow Jesuit who covered up abuse

Galloping Toward Gomorrah

Bestiality is not just for pervert porn magazines anymore

A Fraternity of Rape

Implications of the horrifying UVA fraternity rape scandal

Lyle Lovett Orthodox Geekery

‘That’s Right (You’re Not From Athos)’ by David Mathewes

Obama: A Liberal Cheney

How the man who ran against the imperial presidency became an Emperor

Is China Over?

Yes, says US journalist, who sees corruption and an authoritarian culture stifling progress

Ukip & the Future of the Future

History is on the side of Modernizers? Nobody bothered to tell Nigel Farage

The Town That Makes Priests

Why do so many young priests come from Fowler, Mich. (pop. 1,200)?

Obama’s Reckless Amnesty

Our Democratic president and his ‘Cheneyite theory of executive power’

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