Author Archives: Rod Dreher

About Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

Benedict Option Kids’ Libraries?

Time for churches to pool resources and open alternative children’s libraries

View From Your Table

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England

Lee Dingle’s Shocking Death

A wave at the beach killed him in front of his children. Now there’s a Go Fund Me to help the widow and the six kids he left behind

Radical Distrust Of Radicalized Institutions

Media, medicine, libraries — all examples of institutions that abandon professional standards to push gender ideology

A Ben Op Sign Of Hope

Good news from the Cascina San Benedetto in Italy

Our Loveless World

When men forget God, society disintegrates

Arctic Heatwave

Global warming brings the hottest summer in 115,000 years to the far north

From ‘Bake My Cake’ to ‘Wax My Testicles’

Litigious transgender Jessica Yaniv hopes to extend love’s winning streak

Was Amy Wax’s Speech Racist?

The challenges of talking about culture and national identity — and the dangers of not talking about it

Love Literature? Stay Away From Grad School

Screenwriter Tony Tost, an English PhD, warns young people

View From Your Table

Dartmoor, Devon, England

From The Friday Mailbag

Thoughts on Poland, and the Trump rally in North Carolina

Moralistic Therapeutic Bachelorette

Hannah Brown is the kind of pseudo-Christian Hollywood loves

On Hating America

Yeah, we’re basically Babylon — but America is the only country in the world that could have produced Louis Armstrong

A Polish Ben Op

Father Zatorski OSB’s idea for building a lay-monastic hybrid community

No Sympathy For The Devil

A mob is what happens when we allow demons to possess the body politic

Trump Summons Demons

‘Send her back!’ the crowd chants, in Twenty-Second Hate against Ilhan Omar

EWTN’s Real ‘Sin’: Success

National Catholic Reporter columnist chastises conservative Catholic network for dissent

We Almost Lost Notre-Dame

The Paris cathedral came closer to collapse than we knew

Nixon ’68::Trump ’20

Voting next year ‘like your whole world depended on it’

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