Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

The Dis-Integrating of Reality

Symbolism, diabolism, and the chaotic fever dream of modernity

Posted May 28th, 2015

America’s Socially Liberal Future

Social conservatism in retreat on all fronts, says Gallup poll

Posted May 27th, 2015

Liberalism & The End of the Natural Family

The dictatorship of relativism of one’s relatives

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Christianity in Collapse

Grim numbers on the decline of the faith in post-Christian America

Posted May 12th, 2015

Don’t Blame the Reformation

The seeds of Western religious and philosophical unraveling were planted centuries earlier

Posted May 12th, 2015

Biopolitical Tyranny & the Nominalist Family

If ‘marriage’ and ‘family’ mean only what we say they mean, we grant the state despotic powers

Posted May 6th, 2015

The Failure of Winsomeness

We need knights, but we also need gardeners

Posted May 6th, 2015

Anagnorisis and the Benedict Option

On building a lighthouse amid the gathering darkness

Posted May 5th, 2015

Anarchy, God, and Sade

If you will not have God, you will have West Baltimore, police brutality, and the Cirque de Plaisir

Posted April 30th, 2015

More Freddie Thoughts

Solving police brutality is easy. Regenerating a culture where people don’t know how to live is all but impossible

Posted April 30th, 2015

The Unraveling of the Common Good

From the witches on the heath to modern moral anarchy

Posted April 28th, 2015

Purging Baltimore

Mere anarchy in the dis-United States

Posted April 28th, 2015

St. Benedict or Dr. Berman?

Western civilization goes out with a technologically-enhanced bang

Posted April 27th, 2015

Bruce Jenner, Media, & Madmen

How far we will go to convince ourselves that sanity is truly madness

Posted April 27th, 2015

Making a Monkey of the Law

Hercules, Leo, and the dissolving line between humans and animals

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Modern Babykilling

UK doctors say some infant life is unworthy of life. We’ve heard this all before

Posted April 16th, 2015

Exorcising the Public Square

Demonizing the Other and expelling them from the body politic. We have been there before

Posted April 9th, 2015