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 Religious Right: A Eulogy

Russell Moore’s generation-defining Erasmus Lecture inaugurates a new era for American religious conservatism

SNL’s ‘Black Jeopardy’

SNL sketch offers some of the smartest political commentary of the year. No, really

With A Rebel Yell

The coming civil disobedience from orthodox Christians who refuse any longer to shore up the decadent imperium

The Cancer of Clericalism

Against the corrupting view from the incense-filled sacristies

The Tragedy of Trump

What will be with Hillary Clinton in the White House, and what might have been if Trump had not been a nut

View From Your Table

Ireland, Italy, Louisiana

Tradition & Law

Is law in a liberal democracy sustainable without a tradition rooted in transcendence?

How Should A Vexed Conservative Vote?

For Trump? For Clinton? Or for a third party. David Frum makes the best case for all three

We Can’t Stand Too Much Justice

Nancy French on the 2016 election through the eyes of a sexual abuse victim

The Soul Of The Clinton Machine

Wikileaks makes even more manifest what has been obvious all along: that there is no soul

The Allure of Annihilation

J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Donald J. Trump

The Tradition Conference

Notes from an academic gathering to think about the pastness of the past — and its presence

View From Your Table

New York, NY

Beyond Trump & Clinton

These dreadful candidates deliver a ‘good shock of pain’ that ought to dissolve our illusions

O Ye Men Of Intemperate Minds

Yes, Hillary Clinton is awful. But conservatives don’t dare embrace Trump’s paranoia

Trump Disqualifies Himself

GOP nominee threatens to reject the legitimacy of the election. Yes, he really said that

Election-Related Public Health Alert

CDC warns that sexually transmitted disease are at a record high — and we might know why

Chaput Vs. Catholic Assimilation

Philadelphia archbishop calls on Catholics to embrace countercultural identity

Going Back To Elk County

Economist says PA county not as Ben Op as claimed. Area Man™ disputes that

The Closing Of The College Mind

Free speech outrages at Liberty, DePaul, and James Madison

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