Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Ideas”

Defining Islam At World’s End

What Westerners don’t get about the power of messianic religion

Posted February 24th, 2015

Whittaker Chambers, American

Not everyone believes in God, but everyone believes in a sacred order

Posted February 19th, 2015

Transgenderism: ‘An Idea to be Spread’

What happens to a culture in which gender fluidity becomes a meme?

Posted February 4th, 2015

Thinking, and the Big Divide

On learning to be and to see, despite the dragonish validity of modernity

Posted January 28th, 2015

‘There Is No Justice’

Alexander Solzhenitsyn speaks to a suffering California teenager

Posted January 23rd, 2015

Training the Mind

Aspiring to appreciate art and knowledge greater than what is immediately apparent

Posted January 21st, 2015

How Bibliotherapy Works

Information that comes to us in story form rewires our brains

Posted January 21st, 2015

Wired for Weirdness? Not If We Can Help It

If our young people have little capacity for awe, it’s because we have forced it out of them, says commenter

Posted January 19th, 2015

Enlightenment or Endarkenment?

Journalism, the humanities and the limits of reason

Posted December 8th, 2014

Against the Mob

If you want to stop mob rule, confront it first within yourself

Posted December 3rd, 2014

The Ontology of Sound

Sound is something that only exists as it ceases to exist

Posted December 2nd, 2014

Words of Conversion

Emile Zola, Dante Alighieri, and modern converts to Catholicism

Posted November 27th, 2014

Ukip & the Future of the Future

History is on the side of Modernizers? Nobody bothered to tell Nigel Farage

Posted November 22nd, 2014

Come to the Eighth Day Symposium

See you in balmy Wichita in January

Posted November 19th, 2014

Scarlett O’Horror

On the anti-intellectual Puritanism of people these days

Posted September 26th, 2014

I Want, Therefore I Am

Modernity’s big lie: that we find our identities by indulging our passions instead of mastering them

Posted September 23rd, 2014

Nigeria & Louisiana: Poor & Corrupt — But Happier Than Where You Live

Tim Urban spent 10 days in Nigeria and writes about what he …

Posted August 13th, 2014