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.

Corrupt Washington, in a Sentence

Orin Kerr sums up the genealogy of DC dirtbaggery

Birthright for Christians

An idea to help Christian adult Americans deepen their roots

Hastert Accused of Sexual Abuse

Sources: $3.5 million in hush money promised to purported victim to keep him quiet

The Feckless & the Leaderless

A gay atheist who is braver than the Archbishop of Dublin, among others

The Joy of Hating

David Brooks and the exhilarating pleasure of spite

Putting Flesh on BenOp Bones

What would the BenOp look like in Catholic parish life?

Who Fights For Liberalism?

What motivates soldier to kill and risk death — and what does not

‘You Will Be Made To Care’

Gay rights campaign not about gaining rights and tolerance, but about policing dissent.

Talking Benedict Option

In DC, young Catholics talk about what they want out of the BenOp

Equal Freedom Über Alles

The cultural revolution now underway is destroying even liberal religion

The Dis-Integrating of Reality

Symbolism, diabolism, and the chaotic fever dream of modernity

Modern Religion

A bat mitzvah girl and her mom seek relevance

America’s Socially Liberal Future

Social conservatism in retreat on all fronts, says Gallup poll

Of Pessimism and Pollyannas

The annoying thing about blind optimism

Three Unexpected Things to Like About Rand Paul

Cooking, Dostoevsky, and Crunchy Cons

Dante, in the ‘Depths Not Otherwise Possible’

Ralph C. Wood reviews ‘How Dante’ for Christianity Today

The Liberal Catholic Benedict Option

A progressive fantasizes about the ‘Who am I to judge?’ future of Catholicism

Trusting Science Too Much

It is wise to question authority. Not reject it outright, but to embrace a certain skepticism

For the Synod, Der Fix Ist (Possibly) In

A secret meeting of liberal Catholic cardinals and sympathetic media

Hope, Optimism, and Magical Thinking

Baghdad Bob and the Benedict Option

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