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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‘Study History’—Defense Secretary’s Advice to Anxious Americans

Last month, The Washington Post accidentally leaked Defense Secretary James Mattis’ personal cellphone number. Teddy Fischer—an enterprising 17-year-old journalist at Mercer Island High School (WA)—used the opportunity to text Mattis and request...

Wealthy Minnesota School District Treating Its Students Like Racists

In May, I reported on the controversial social justice curriculum being taught to young students in Edina Public Schools—a wealthy suburban district in Minnesota considered to be among the state’s best. At Edina’s Highlands Elementary this past...

Trump’s Right: The West Must First Have the Will to Survive

By now, I think most of us are aware that President Donald Trump is no great student of history or ideas. But he does give voice to some statements that are pregnant with truth, even if perhaps neither a deep understanding nor practice of that...

Why Shopping at Costco is So Enjoyable

My wife and I find going to Costco strangely relaxing—even if it usually results in a larger-than-planned bill by the end of our shopping trips. The primary reason why? We live in a society that prizes freedom, and that usually identifies...

Is It More Rational to Bet That God Exists?

You are going to die. Your life is quickly passing away, and your death will be for eternity. And the moment of this death is unpredictable. It could come 50 years from now or 5 minutes from now. It’s this sobering fact that forms the...

Clinical Psychologist: 'Women Hate Harmless Men'

Many modern men have been propagandized to believe that modern women want nice, sensitive, empathetic guys who make them feel safe. And then they are perplexed and frustrated when they eventually find themselves dumped, divorced, or relegated to...

Study Finds That Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is Costing Jobs

In 2014, the uber-liberal Seattle City Council passed a law mandating that all businesses in the city raise their minimum wage to $15 by 2021. The most noted advocate of the law is the openly Socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant, who believes...

Why You Shouldn’t Rage Against Last-Second Mergers

A scenario many of us experience on a weekly basis: You’re stuck in traffic on a two-lane highway, and the lanes converge into one up ahead. You merged early, and have been patiently waiting your turn behind other cars. Then some jerk zooms...

How People Used to Celebrate ‘Midsummer Night’

Tonight, June 23, is the setting for Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The setting was chosen for the fanciful comedy, presumably, because of the character of the feasting that took place throughout Europe on this night in times...

This is What Happens When Education Loses Its Purpose

The student protesters at Evergreen State College in Washington are becoming more unreasonable. In a May 24 meeting with the school’s seemingly spineless president, George Bridges, the protestors demanded (among other things) that he excuse them...

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