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 four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

Integralism, Liberalism, Or … What?

In search of a middle ground between the unity of Church and State, and militant secularism

Christian Smith Has Had It With B.S.

Notre Dame prof’s superb rant against academia’s decadent culture

Trump To Davos Manor

The president morphing into those he once scorned as mortal enemies

Pope Oprah

Why Oprah Winfrey matters as a major religious leader

The Edgardo Mortara Case

Pius IX’s kidnapping and forced conversion of a Jewish child was no act of charity

Goodbye, Old Sweats

Area woman separates husband from faithful friend

Classical Liberalism Strikes Out

An interview with the author of Why Liberalism Failed

What’s Welsh For, ‘Shut Up, Bigot’?

Wales parliamentarian loses right to speak over criticism of transgenders

Do You Know Del Noce?

Fran Maier calls the late Italian philosopher of modernity ‘the most important thinker we don’t know’

Michael Wolff’s Book Is Bad

Truthiness is harmful in all its ideological expressions

The Jedi Option

Watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi through Benedict Option eyes

Oprah’s Throne-And-Altar Liberalism

The Pallas Athena of MTD ponders a run for the White House

The Forever Idiot Machine

The Internet shreds the possibility of establishing religious truth

Seeking God — And Finding Him In Norcia

A pre-earthquake documentary about the Benedictine monks there

The Church Vs. Liberalism Smash-Up

How should orthodox Christians brace themselves for the inevitable car wreck?

Walker Percy Weekend Video

Five minutes in the life of a Southern literary and culture festival

The Dangers Of ‘Theosentimentalism’

Why a ‘disfigured Church’ needs the Benedict Option

The Ben Op & The Flood

As the blues song goes, ‘When the Lord say Get ready, you got to move’

Mr. Trump, He Crazy

New revelations from Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book

View From Your Table

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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