Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “Vladimir Putin”

Putin, Notre Bon Ami

Why this faithful Catholic reader in France admires the Russian leader

Posted December 24th, 2016

Russian Church & Russian State

A complicated view of the relationship between Putin and Russian Orthodoxy

Posted September 15th, 2016

Eye on Mordor

A spy inside the totalitarian ISIS state

Posted October 14th, 2015

Trump: The White House as Caesar’s Palace

Passion for the casino billionaire comes from a craving for a Strong Man

Posted August 10th, 2015

Can America Live Without Cultural Imperialism?

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

Posted June 27th, 2014

What Are Columnists For?

New Leonhardt “demystification” vertical has me thinking about the role of media …

Posted February 26th, 2014

Putin & The Permanent Things

Vladimir Putin gave a major speech in Russia the other day. The …

Posted September 26th, 2013

Where Putin Was Right

Paul Pillar at The National Interest says that Vladimir Putin’s op-ed was …

Posted September 13th, 2013

Our Tax Dollars Help Al-Qaeda In Syria

Here we go: The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in …

Posted September 12th, 2013

Obama’s St. Petersburg Stop On Road To Damascus

I’ve been at meetings today, and am just getting home to see …

Posted September 6th, 2013

Putin Bad; Islamists — Hey, No Problem!

Andy McCarthy is right: ‘What,” Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was asked, “is [Islam’s] …

Posted August 15th, 2013

1.5 Cheers For Putin

I deplore the anti-gay violence taking place in Russia today. Defending traditional …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Putin’s Confessor And Subversive Orthodoxy

Here’s a fascinating FT story about Abbot Tikhon Shevkunov, a prominent Russian …

Posted January 31st, 2013

Putin The Pointlessly Cruel

I get that Russian president Vladimir Putin cynically wants to poke the …

Posted December 29th, 2012

Pussy Riot: A Complex View From Orthodox Moscow

My Orthodox Christian writer friend Frederica Mathewes-Green did an Ancient Faith Radio …

Posted August 24th, 2012

Orthodox Riot Over Pussy Riot

I had so much fun typing the subject line of this post. …

Posted August 10th, 2012

Vladimir Putin, Friend of Christians?

Sociologist Peter Berger, observing the Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Russia’s defense …

Posted June 22nd, 2012