Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Ideas”

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

‘Reality Is Socially Constructed’

What Social Justice Warriors and right-wing media obsessives have in common

Posted March 18th, 2016

Thomas Jefferson’s Trinity

A strange, out of place feeling at Monticello

Posted February 11th, 2016

Among the Anti-Humanists

Dead souls and their ideological murderers

Posted December 9th, 2015

Resistance to Grace

Not even being witness to a miracle will convince some people

Posted December 2nd, 2015

Purity, Piety and Place

The all-too-human hunger for the ‘safe space’ of utopia

Posted November 30th, 2015

The End of Our Time

The Enlightenment, ’68ers, and the civilizational impasse of secular liberalism

Posted November 17th, 2015

Christakis Caves, Confesses to Crimethink

What do conservatives do when the Ivory Tower falls? Idea: create academic monasteries

Posted November 10th, 2015

Into the Dark Wood

The shattering of the cosmos, the birth of the modern

Posted October 24th, 2015

SJWs as Marcusian Monsters

Ideology-crazed grandchildren of the New Left icon fight ‘repressive tolerance’

Posted September 24th, 2015