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.

Bacevich On The Greater Middle East War

A reader passes on a short, clarifying essay by Andrew Bacevich titled …

When Wahhabism Was Western

Reader Anastasia sends this fascinating blog post by Philip Jenkins, commenting  iconoclasm …

To Die In Love

Kara Tippetts is preparing for her death from cancer. She thinks back to …

The Lies, The Endless Lies

Minnesota Public Radio’s Madeleine Baran is doing an incredible job of reporting …

If Only Harper Lee Had Moved To Greenwich Village

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner is exceptionally good at his …

View From Your Table

James C. writes: I’m sitting on the cliff edge of the Sceptered …

Clinging To Guns, Religion, Conservatism — And Happiness

Louisiana is the happiest state, and the South is the happiest region. …

A Doctor’s-Eye View On Death

I’ve been meaning to post this searching WaPo op-ed from a doctor …

American Laïcité, Or, Religion As Tobacco

Erin Manning on how America is losing its former idea of religion …

Paradiso, Canto XXI

In church yesterday, my priest talked about patience and diligence in the …

Great Move, Putin

If anything could make the world reconsider the likelihood that the Moscow-backed …

View From Your Late Night Pop-Up Cochon De Lait

Julie and I had turned in for the evening, just shy of …

How Do You Write About A Moment Like This?

The other day I wrote a long piece in response to a …

Mosul Christians: And Then There Were Nun

That’s the Arabic letter pronounced “nun.” The genocidal Muslims of ISIS used …

The Sharia Supreme Court

Did you know that the five Supreme Court justices who voted in …

View From Your Table

Now this is a special one. The reader writes: 4,000 solo miles …

Bullying Canada’s Catholic Schools

American readers, take a moment to give silent thanks for the First …

Obama To Religious ‘Bigots’: Drop Dead

This just in: President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday …

Oh, Elizabeth Warren, I Want So Bad For You To Be Good

She’s winding them up at the Netroots Nation conference: “Run, Liz, run!” …

The Monster Putin Created

David Remnick writes about a recent talk he had with former Putin …

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