Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Ideas”

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

The Metaphysics Of Carlo

On the blog about Jed Perl’s essay critical of liberal approaches to …

Posted August 6th, 2014

Aristotle Vs. The Transpersons

A superb Evans-Manning-worthy comment from reader Annie, on the feminism and transgenderism …

Posted August 3rd, 2014

Positive Law Marriage Vs. Natural Law Marriage

Here’s a fascinating Twitter exchange in which Ryan T. Anderson and Ross …

Posted July 30th, 2014

You Can’t Escape Metaphysics

Alasdair MacIntyre, from a 1993 review of Iris Murdoch’s philosophical study Metaphysics …

Posted July 28th, 2014

How Do You Write About A Moment Like This?

The other day I wrote a long piece in response to a …

Posted July 19th, 2014

Livin’ The Medieval Dream

Keith Ferrell farms in rural Virginia using only tools that were available …

Posted July 17th, 2014

One Inner Ring To Rule Them All

Alan Jacobs has a really important post up about Jonathan Haidt’s moral …

Posted July 9th, 2014

A Kolakowskian Conservative

A reader sends in this excerpt from an essay by the Polish …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Hector writes: Increasingly I have the suspicion that out of the set …

Posted June 29th, 2014

Can America Live Without Cultural Imperialism?

David Brooks doesn’t think so.┬áHe laments that Americans no longer rally behind …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The New Dogma: ‘I Desire, Therefore I Am’

Mark Lilla has an important and provocative essay in The New Republic, …

Posted June 19th, 2014