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My Dinner With St. Benedict

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A reader in Germany e-mails the above clip, and says:

My wife and I both read The Benedict Option recently, and tonight as we were watching My Dinner with Andre (which came out the same year as After Virtue) we noticed one of Andre Gregory’s monologues—about the need for “islands of safety”—presaged some of your ideas.

Watch the clip — it’s less than three minutes long, and pretty amazing, re: the point the German reader makes. I haven’t seen that film since it came out in the 1980s.

about the author

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 Baton Rouge, 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.

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