Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

Authority, Power And Responsibility

A lesson from an antique British monarch on ‘The Crown’

Posted December 4th, 2016

‘When The Crash Finally Happens’

Are people giving up on the system? If so, will we need non-religious Benedict Options?

Posted November 30th, 2016

Zadie Smith & ‘The Church At The End Of The Road’

The novelist is shocked to discover that her children don’t know what a priest is

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Weimar Germany, Weimar America

Of Lennonists, failsons, the revolt against the elites, and the future of our country

Posted November 21st, 2016

In Weimar America: ‘Only Brokenness’

Fanatical left-wing colleagues go ‘Lord of the Flies’ on a professor, who turns to a Russian novel for solace

Posted November 18th, 2016

When The Bough Breaks

Haidt: The coming apart will not cease

Posted November 15th, 2016

Dead Swans And The ‘Grand Decadence’

Why the Trump era needs poets and priests, not pundits and politicians

Posted November 15th, 2016

America In Uncharted Waters

Time to get busy building the flotilla of arks

Posted November 10th, 2016

Politics, Family, & the Benedict Option

What Aristotle, Robert Nisbet, Ross Douthat, and Thomas Frank have to say to us about this political moment

Posted November 7th, 2016

Dies Irae = Election Day

This is not a normal election. God is judging us, says Michael Brendan Dougherty, by giving us what we deserve

Posted November 7th, 2016

Truth, Or Social Justice: Pick One

For universities and churches, to choose anything over Truth is to corrupt and destroy

Posted November 5th, 2016

Hillary: The Archbishop In Her Cathedral

A nation moving inexorably towards some kind of Reformation

Posted November 2nd, 2016

Trump, Clinton, And Twilight America

Deploying an army of stars in the nation’s darkening skies

Posted October 26th, 2016

O Ye Men Of Intemperate Minds

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

Posted October 20th, 2016

Miley Cyrus > Donald Trump

Society can survive the gropey, short-fingered vulgarian. It cannot survive embracing what ‘pansexual’ nitwit symbolizes

Posted October 15th, 2016

The Disuniting States Of America

The fruits of a decadent and incompetent leadership class — and things ain’t so great with the followership class either

Posted October 14th, 2016

There Are No Idealists Here

Neither Trump nor Hillary really inspires. Are Americans even capable of being inspired anymore?

Posted September 30th, 2016