Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Culture”

Harmony, Communion, Incarnation

First impressions of Laudato Si, the first encylical from the crunchy con pope

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Can We Really Know Our Pastors?

A prominent megachurch pastor falls from grace. Did his celebrity have anything to do with it?

Posted June 22nd, 2015

Francis & the Camp of the Saints

Europe’s migrant crisis — and the papal remarks about it — recall 1973 novel

Posted June 18th, 2015

The World of the Walmart Pugilists

The deep social problem with stupid trashy behavior

Posted June 10th, 2015

Religion & The Quickening

Reading Berdyaev through Rieff amid an epochal cultural revolution

Posted June 4th, 2015

Our Diabolic Age

Ours is an era of scattering, of chaos, of the denial of meaning outside the autonomous self

Posted June 1st, 2015

Who Fights For Liberalism?

What motivates soldier to kill and risk death — and what does not

Posted May 29th, 2015

The Dis-Integrating of Reality

Symbolism, diabolism, and the chaotic fever dream of modernity

Posted May 28th, 2015

Of Pessimism and Pollyannas

The annoying thing about blind optimism

Posted May 27th, 2015

Liberalism & The End of the Natural Family

The dictatorship of relativism of one’s relatives

Posted May 22nd, 2015

‘Just a Hardened, Cynical Rejection’

A dispatch from post-Christian America

Posted May 20th, 2015

Rigging the Machinery

Calling b.s. on the ‘Cathedral’

Posted May 18th, 2015

Is This Man Dr. Evil?

Marc Andreessen, Matthew B. Crawford, and the battles we need to fight

Posted May 14th, 2015

What is Order? What is Justice?

Police brutality, ghetto life, and the habits of the heart

Posted May 6th, 2015

The Universality of Bigotry

Liberal pol Chris Coons teaches an important lesson in humanity

Posted May 4th, 2015

‘Come, Hangman. Come Vulture’

Is Necropolis near? A teacher sees a sign in his students’ embrace of all things gay

Posted May 4th, 2015

Modern ‘Love’ in the Age of Tinder

How technology makes real, human-to-human connection harder than ever

Posted May 2nd, 2015