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.

The Rot In The Academy

Jonathan Haidt is becoming a top public intellectual by blowing the whistle on the corruption of academia

Meritocracy & the Middle Class

There may be no realistic resistance to the current American elites, but at least we can stop lying to ourselves

Wall Street: GOP Bigots Don’t Need Our Money

Travails of Rep. Scott Garrett, isolated from business donors and GOP leadership for his LGBT views, are a canary in the coal mine for Christians

That Time I Went To Bed With Rod McKuen

I pulled back the covers, and there he was, lips parted just so…

Robo-Rubio’s Gears Seize Up

Overprogrammed spin causes the Establishment’s best hope to stumble badly in NH debate

Rent-A-Cathedral Disgrace

This is what it means to live in post-Christian Britain

Wall Street’s Sugar Mama

The Goldman Sachs Democrat won’t release transcripts of her paid Wall $treet speeches. Hmm…

Episcopal Haiku Bleg

Explaining your religious tradition, 17 syllables at a time

The Headscarf & The Immanent Frame

A secular Turkish-American female journalist is startled to discover a good life flourishing beneath the religious garment

Tudor Farm & Charles Taylor

The transcendent frame of late medieval life

Hillary Clinton (D-Wall Street)

When the Goldman Sachs candidate threatens fatcats, don’t believe her

Aesthetics As Racism

You think Maria Sharapova is prettier than Serena Williams? What kind of bigot are you?

‘Poor Jeb’? Not So Fast

If new Harper numbers hold up, it’s more like ‘Poor GOP Establishment’

On Writing & Failed Oysters

How to become a writer — and how not to lie to oneself about that prospect

When Liberals Were Pro-Life

Pre-Roe abortion politics were a lot more complicated

‘Mom, I Think We Have Peak Dad’

That’s one way to see it. The other? ‘Son, that’s a Ben Op turducken’

Fun With Fly Vomit & E. Coli

Six things the nation’s top food safety lawyer won’t eat

Whistling Past The Graveyard

Pundit rush to Rubio, dismissal of Trump, is awfully premature

A Work of Restoration

More hope for Catholic and other religious schools

Male And Female He Did Not Create Them

The new secular catechism on sex and gender, marching through the institutions

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