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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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...

Why Smart People Aren’t Necessarily Rich

If what my web analytics tell me is true, many of you reading this article have above-average IQs, but only a small percentage of you would crack the upper class in terms of income. Why is that? As the edge-laden question goes, “If you’re so...

Are Most Christians Today Not Really Christians?

Thomas Jefferson was a deist that believed the ultimate value of Christianity was in its ethical teachings. So he famously created his own Bible by literally cutting and pasting passages from the Gospels that agreed with his doctrine and omitting...

The West Is Suffering from ‘Metaphysical Boredom’

There are growing fears about the future of Western Civilization. It’s becoming clearer to the American and European public that most of its schools, churches, and media outlets do not care a lick for preserving the intellectual treasures and...

When Will Europe Be Muslim?

“If you want to see the face of Europe in 100 years, barring a miracle, look to the faces of young Muslim immigrants.” In response to Europe's continued declines in fertility and church attendance, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput...

The 5 'Isms' That Destroyed Education

It is increasingly believed that the United States’ education system has lost its way; that it is in crisis. During the century-long reign of progressivism in U.S. schools, basic proficiency has declined, the racial and economic achievement gaps...

‘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...

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