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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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...

The West Has Done Bad Things… But So Has Every Other Culture

It has become common for many Americans and Europeans to denounce the West because of its past sins. As David Brooks recently pointed out in his New York Times column, students in history courses are often taught that “Western civilization is a...

The Pros and Cons of Small-Town Living

Over 80% of Americans now live in urban areas. But a growing number of those who do wonder if they should pack it in and migrate to smaller towns.    Gracy Olmstead at the American Conservative weighs the pros and cons of this...

Why People Today Get So Angry about Politics

I frequently wonder why so many people today get so angry at those who share different opinions on politics. Well, I think it’s because our culture has come to see anger, at least in this case, as a virtue. A sentiment that pervades our...

The Science of Why People Don’t Listen to Facts

You know something is true—for example, that vaccines are good for children, or that socialism doesn’t work. You’ve done the research, you’ve carefully weighed the arguments against your position and found them wanting, and you’ve diligently...

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

It has become common—even among most religious people—to assume that there is a vast gulf between reason and faith. Reason is seen as some sort of neutral, unbiased tool that men and women can use to arrive at truth, or perhaps only what some...

Why So Many ‘Tolerant’ People Are Actually Intolerant

It’s become common to point out that those who most preach “tolerance” are often themselves highly “intolerant.” But why is that? As University of Texas professor and ethics expert J. Budziszewski explains, it may have a lot to do with...

Partisan Politics is Propaganda

This morning’s Drudge Report has a rather ominous headline: The headline is in reference to the so-called “nuclear option” that Senate Republicans may deploy in trying to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court. Currently, 60 votes...

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