Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Senior Fellow

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Dan is a Senior Fellow at 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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Economist: A ‘Great Reset’ is Coming to America

Americans have become afraid of change. That’s the seemingly counterintuitive observation of Tyler Cowen’s newly released book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Change. Cowen is an economics professor at George...

Orwell: ‘History Stopped in 1936’ (and Everything Since Is Propaganda)

Most people are familiar with the plot of the The Matrix. The 1999 film portrays a dystopian future where the “reality” that people inhabit is actually a simulation created by machines intent on subjugating the human race. The film has continued...

‘It Begs the Question’—How to Actually Use That Phrase

“It begs the question…” Most people use this phrase to mean the equivalent of “It raises the question” or “It invites the question”. For instance, in a tee-up to their “news” story last month that Ivanka Trump still calls our president “Daddy”,...

Conservatives Strike Back Against ‘Ideological Tidal Wave’ in School District

It’s widely believed that there is a strong liberal bias in America’s public school system. Yet, by all accounts, most conservative-minded Americans still send their children to the local public schools, in spite of a growing ideological divide...

Tech Execs Limit Their Kids’ Screen Time

In September 2014, the New York Times published an article whose headline came as a shock to many: “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent.” The article’s author, Nick Bilton, reported that he was surprised when Jobs told him back in 2010 that “We...

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...

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