Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “history”

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

The Counterfactual Game

If you could go into the past and change one major event, which would it be?

Posted August 4th, 2015

‘Progress’ and the Benedict Option

How American notions of history condition our thinking

Posted July 10th, 2015

Politicizing History

The depressing treatment of history class as propaganda

Posted February 18th, 2015

Ukip & the Future of the Future

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

Posted November 22nd, 2014

The Ironies Of History

On a trip to Romania, from which his then-impoverished Jewish family immigrated …

Posted July 9th, 2014

The False God Of History

In the April issue of New Criterion, James Bowman batted around the …

Posted June 17th, 2014

‘Don’t Mention The (Holy) War!’

The NYTimes reports that there are objections to a seven-minute documentary planned …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

Why Does Finland Educate Its Kids Better?

Gracy Olmstead explores the Finnish way of educating their children, and finds …

Posted March 19th, 2014

The ‘Wrong Side Of History’ Codswallop

I hate this: US president Barack Obama on Monday called Russia‚Äôs actions …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Zen And Historical Guilt

Related to yesterday’s discussion of race, history, and repentance, a reader sends …

Posted August 23rd, 2013

America: ‘Don’t Look Back’

In an essay about Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds, and Django Unchained, Susan …

Posted August 13th, 2013

The ‘Right Side Of History’ Fallacy

Writing in Christianity Today, Ted Olsen warns against believing that whatever is …

Posted June 28th, 2013

Django’s Revenge Fantasy

I don’t plan to see Django Unchained, in part because it’s not …

Posted January 11th, 2013

History Is A Mess

Please go now to read Alan Jacobs’s tribute to Rebecca West’s monumental …

Posted December 3rd, 2012

History’s Little Jokes

During the French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat was one of its most vicious …

Posted November 2nd, 2012

David Barton & Christianizing History

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty turned in one of her typically balanced and …

Posted August 9th, 2012