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.

Siena’s Glory

Yes, the agony of defeat — but the profound beauty of life, too

Contrade & the Common Good

The problems and blessings of particularity

Sex & the Kingdom of the Self

Pleasure and polyamory as the ripest fruit of American liberty

Onda, Baby

In which I pick a contrada to back at the Palio

L’Opzione Benedetto

Page 3 of today’s edition of Il Foglio, a national Italian daily. …

Cooking St. Catherine’s Goose

That time the Sienese saint failed her contrada

David Brooks on ‘The Next Culture War’

Should Christians fight? Retreat? Brooks suggests a third way

The Guns of August 2015

Are Russia and the West stumbling towards Armageddon?

Brendan Eich Writes

Defending JavaScript, dissing the Benedict Option

From Siena’s Palio

It’s the Kentucky Derby by way of Mardi Gras

A Christianity Without the Cross

Why the ‘God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life’ ideology is false

For a New Middle Age

The Benedict Option and recovering a monastic spirit

Blowing Up Greece

And shaking the European Union to the foundations

Dazzling the Pagans

Positive conceptions of the Benedict Option

‘Live Not By Lies’

What Solzhenitsyn has to teach traditional conservatives post-Obergefell

Defend the Church Within

Christians have lost the culture. Will they lose the church too?

The Ironic Truth About Marriage

Gays gain it as straights throw off its traditional constraints

Gay Marriage vs. ISIS

Want to defeat Islamic terrorism? Hit ’em with homosexuality, advises actual Georgetown professor

After Obergefell, Revisiting Prof. Kingsfield

A closeted Christian law professor’s advice to the orthodox faithful

American Exiles

What Obergefell means for orthodox Christians

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