Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

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Dan is the Vice President of Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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A Liberal Critiques the Liberal Bubble

When my brother moved from Western Washington to Texas last year, many of his relations in uber-liberal Seattle wanted to know the answer to one uncomfortably-asked question above all others: “Does he, you know, agree with their politics down...

Famous Author: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Atheism’

In today’s secular America, it feels like atheism (the lack of belief in a divine being) is extremely prevalent. But you may be surprised to learn that, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, only about 3% of...

Focusing on Diversity Will Destroy America

The common wisdom today in most of America’s governmental, corporate, and educational institutions is that we should focus on diversity. It’s believed that an emphasis on multiculturalism is the only way to unify Americans of different...

Happiness: You Might Be Thinking All Wrong About It

“Am I happy?” On first consideration, this is a seemingly healthy, self-reflective question that almost all of us frequently ask ourselves. But experience has shown that the search for an affirmative answer to this question is also the cause...

Will America Be Better Off Without Religion?

The Enlightenment dream was of a West united by the secular ideals of freedom and equality, rather than by traditional Christianity. Apparently, that dream is finally becoming more of a reality. According to a poll released by the Pew...

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Classical education has a marketing problem. Across the nation, schools that use a classical curriculum—one that emphasizes traditional methods of teaching the basics and a knowledge of ancient literature—are producing remarkably well-educated...

The Myth of Life Expectancy

“Well, yeah, but most people only lived to the age of 40 back then, so…” This is a common retort I see in response to comparisons between our modern age and the past. It’s intended as a mic drop that supposedly illustrates our superiority to our...

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Hellenistic thought experienced its “golden age” during the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. This period witnessed the lives of some of history’s greatest philosophers, teachers, authors, and playwrights, and culminated with the spreading of Hellenism by...

Why the Bible Doesn’t Stand a Chance Today

The 2002 film Reign of Fire portrays a post-apocalyptic world in which dragons have reawakened and established their dominance over the world. Near the beginning of the film, Christian Bale and Gerard Butler’s characters do a dramatic portrayal...

Author: We're Now Living in an 'Age of Anger'

According to the title of Pankaj Mishra’s latest book, we are now living in an “Age of Anger.” He writes: “[T]he current conflagration [in the world] has brought to the surface what Friedrich Nietzsche called ‘ressentiment’—‘a whole...

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