Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Ideas”

This Was Communism, You Fools

Daughter of Romanian defectors chastises her Harvard classmates

Posted December 6th, 2017

Walker Percy At The Present Moment

Why we need him more than ever

Posted December 1st, 2017

The Nazi Next Door

Does journalism about extreme figures normalize them?

Posted November 27th, 2017

Camus Writes To A German Friend

The French existentialist takes the measure of a friend who became a Nazi

Posted October 17th, 2017

J.D. Vance & Your Working Boy At UNO

Here’s the video of the ‘Faith, Hillbillies, & American Politics’ event

Posted April 24th, 2017

Yuval Noah Harari’s Dystopia

Homo Deus is a book by an evangelist for the Grand Inquisitor of Silicon Valley

Posted April 17th, 2017

The Imaginative David Gelernter

Creative Yale computer scientist laments ‘the damned mess we’ve made of intellectual life’ in America

Posted February 27th, 2017

Asking The Fallows Question

Where would you go to see Big History right now?

Posted February 7th, 2017

‘Chastisement As The Gift It Was’

How one man turned a contamination story into a redemption narrative

Posted December 9th, 2016

The Tradition Conference

Notes from an academic gathering to think about the pastness of the past — and its presence

Posted October 21st, 2016

There Are No Idealists Here

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

Posted September 30th, 2016

‘F–k You, A–holes,’ Argued the Yale Philosopher

Extremism in the attack on homophobia is no vice, it seems

Posted September 28th, 2016

Trump: Harbinger Of A New Age

Sneer at him all you want, but the Trumpening is going to determine the West’s future

Posted September 16th, 2016

Pilgrims Vs. Tourists

Zygmunt Bauman on navigating life’s journey in postmodernity

Posted September 8th, 2016

Does Colin Kaepernick Hate America?

Random thoughts on the ’49ers quarterback and his National Anthem protest

Posted August 30th, 2016

Lifting The Autism Veil

If you could choose to experience the world more vividly, would you?

Posted April 26th, 2016

Can Dead Commies Be Good?

Remembering Max Edwards, a celebrated teenage Bolshevik who died of cancer

Posted March 30th, 2016