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.

Girls on Film

Lena Dunham: ‘I think most depictions of sex are destructive.’

United States of Bankers

Secret recordings show that the Fed is afraid of bankers

Wildflower: A Love Letter

A guy. A girl. A bullet. Fidelity. Healing. Love. Redemption. A 25-minute short nonfiction film that will make your heart sing

Inferno, Cantos 11-13

The logic of Hell; Dante meets a suicide

Corrie ten Boom, Part 3

The ongoing saga of a possibly-banned book

Why Poor People Act That Way

Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor

Corrie ten Boom Follow-up

The full statement by the Springs Charter School on the Corrie ten …

The Sexual Totalitarian Campus

What happens when every lover could become an informant to the campus police?

Scarlett O’Horror

On the anti-intellectual Puritanism of people these days


Oh, New York Times, must you tease me like this? Watch their …

Corrie ten Boom Deported Again

A California charter school bans righteous Gentile’s famous Holocaust memoir

Among the Bourgeois Decadents

The Marquis de Sade as a contemporary Prius driving, soy latte-drinking Californian

Pakistan’s Newest Martyr

The murder of the ‘blasphemer’ Zafar Bhatti

What Is Desire for?

Why do so many moderns privilege sexual desire as uniquely immune to judgment?

Germany: Land of Hillbilly Degenerates?

Elite state ethics panel says ‘sexual self-determination’ makes incest fine

Inferno, Canto 10

If we love the things of this world more than the eternal virtues — and, ultimately, more than God — we lose it all

The 28 Saudi Pages

Are we really sure who our friends and our enemies are in the Mideast?

Inferno, Cantos 8 & 9

On not pitying the damned, and the power of images over reason

A Good, Weird Place to Talk

This blog is place to converse like no other on the web

France, Crunchy Con Paradise

The joy of Gallic inefficiency, the lure of France in autumn

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