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.

Trump’s Self-Pardon? Seriously?

Congressional Republicans must draw a bright, red line — now

Summer Festival Of Dreherbait

You didn’t ask for it, but you’re going to get it, good and hard

A Memento Mori For Social Conservatives

The financial power behind LGBT activism seeks to ‘punish the wicked’

It’s Worse In Modern China

Cold comfort for Western doom-and-gloomers — but also hope, via Chinese tradition

Donald Trump, Treacherous Loon

President knifes Jeff Sessions in the pages of The New York Times

Banning Bigot Books In Boston

When is it okay to refuse to sell a book because you find it intolerably evil?

The Ben Op Dialogue

A succinct guide to beating one’s head against the wall

Intermarriage And The Future Of Faith

Can any orthodox form of religion stand up to American pluralism and individualism?

Whiteness And Godliness

What a black woman sees when she goes to her white Evangelical church

Freddie Finds The Law Of Merited Impossibility

Honest young Marxist observes principle at work on college campuses

Intersectionality As Religion

A radical Manichaean sect of academics serves as vanguard of a cultural revolution

The Active ‘Hillary,’ The Passive ‘Trump’

Two kinds of threats to the Western order

How Bad Is The Benedict Option?

A Washington panel finds fault with the politics of the Ben Op

The Church Of Identity Politics

This false but popular religion gains a new convert

A Front Porch Republican Moment

A Greenpeace canvasser breaks down at Jeff Jacoby’s doorstep. What happened next is beautiful

Iraq Is Now Iran’s War Bride

And that’s why Tucker Carlson is more credible on foreign policy than his neocon critics

Pope Benedict’s SOS

A stunning remark by Benedict XVI characterizing the crisis within Catholicism

An Update On Baby Irene

She’s nearly two now, and thriving, but has a long, hard road ahead

Top Papal Adviser Denounces ‘Ecumenism Of Hate’

And: papal mouthpiece apparently condemns Benedict Option

World’s Shortest Book

Evangelicals to pen the ‘spiritual biography’ of Donald J. Trump. No, really

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