Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “The South”

Educating for Helplessness

Communal self-sabotage and the cycle of poverty

Posted October 20th, 2015

Human Fallibility a Historical Constant

The bad and the ugly our ancestors wrought does not negate the good and the beautiful that they accomplished

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Hotty Toddy Weekend

It is not enough that the LSU Tigers should win. The Alabama Crimson Tide must lose. Thank you, Ole Miss

Posted September 20th, 2015

Regional Novels, Explained

Your shortcut to understanding the literature of the South, New England, California, and Scotland

Posted September 10th, 2015

The Siren Song of Southern Sorority Girls

Behold, the ‘Triumph of the Will’ of the Garden & Gun set

Posted August 17th, 2015

Obergefell, Jim Crow, & the South

Cultural Christianity and the Southern Way of Life™

Posted July 13th, 2015

Loving the South

It’s a complicated affair. Yankees wouldn’t understand.

Posted June 25th, 2015

Driving Old Dixie Down

Dylann Roof lowers the Confederate battle flag in infamy

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Down with the Confederate Flag

The historical baggage is too heavy to continue carrying

Posted June 20th, 2015

The Christ-Haunted Drugstore

Flannery O’Connor and the cash-register prophecy

Posted June 18th, 2015

Happy Derby Day from Walker Percy Weekend

Raise a glass to the ponies, to the South, and to the memory of the great Southern novelist

Posted May 2nd, 2015

Ancestor Worship & Honor Culture

The true religion of the American South

Posted March 31st, 2015

The Three Post-Punk Priests

A Southern band nearly dies in a car wreck. Three members go on to become Orthodox priests. They’re still making rock and roll

Posted February 24th, 2015

When ISIS Ran the American South

When the barbarians who burned people alive and celebrated it publicly were us

Posted February 10th, 2015

Walker Percy Bleg 2015

Wanted: ideas and speakers for Walker Percy Weekend 2015

Posted January 27th, 2015

Tomasky’s Boob Bait for Latte Liberals

Angry liberal columnist: ‘Please secede, Southerners, you backward, racist poltroons’

Posted December 9th, 2014

Democratic Party Disappears in South

Mary Landrieu loses big. Did the national party’s abandonment matter?

Posted December 7th, 2014