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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Author Warns: 'The power of Islam may at any moment re-arise'

Today there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, and Islam will supposedly supplant Christianity as the world’s largest religion before this century is complete. These facts have many in the Western world frightened. At the same time, the...

Comedian Provides Good Reminder That We Are More Than Our Jobs

In today’s society, many people tie their identities primarily to their jobs. They are what they do. After all, that’s what our schools have taught us to be. The stated goal of America’s education system is to make students “college- and career-...

Yet More Proof That Academic Publishing Has Become a Scam

Last year, a piece I did titled “Why Professors Are Writing Crap That Nobody Reads” generated some attention. In it, I pointed out what is commonly known among university professors today, namely, that most of the “peer-reviewed” essays and books...

America Is Losing Its Sense of Humor

I often remark to my acquaintances that Americans no longer tell jokes. Growing up, as a child, I was in possession of a healthy arsenal of jokes that I gleaned from my parents, relatives, and friends, and that I would eagerly relay to others...

‘The Middle’ Doesn’t Always Equal ‘True’

We live in an age in which our media frequently frames issues up as a choice between two extremes. In such an age, it’s tempting for those who consider themselves educated to consistently take the via media—the “middle way”—and to assume that the...

We May Be Entering a 'Post-Secular' Age

The common narrative we hear today is that the world is becoming increasingly secularized, and that traditional religion is becoming a relic of the past. But there’s a counter-narrative that’s gaining currency, namely, that secularism is in...

Public Schools Shouldn’t Be Teaching ‘Values’

America’s public schools are getting worse, and part of the reason why is that they have taken on too much responsibility. This point was made by the famous historian Jacques Barzun in his preface to his 1983 book Teacher in America: “There...

Not All Parents Want Their Children to be Social Justice Warriors

My article yesterday on the indoctrination taking place at a Minnesota elementary school continues to generate controversy. To recap: the article pointed out numerous examples showing that the K-5 students of Highlands Elementary in Edina are being...

Elementary Students Being Indoctrinated in Minnesota’s Top School District

As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, a large percentage of students in public schools today are being trained to view the world primarily through the lenses of race, class, and gender. Another good example of this phenomenon came to my attention last...

When Did Rome Really Fall?

The belief that America is in decline has led to many comparisons between our time and the fall of Rome. A current bestseller—The Benedict Option—makes the case that Christians today must recover and preserve Western tradition much like their...

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