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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Real Progressives Study the Classics

Classical education has a marketing problem. Across the nation, schools that use a classical curriculum—one that emphasizes traditional methods of teaching the basics and a knowledge of ancient literature—are producing remarkably well-educated...

The Myth of Life Expectancy

“Well, yeah, but most people only lived to the age of 40 back then, so…” This is a common retort I see in response to comparisons between our modern age and the past. It’s intended as a mic drop that supposedly illustrates our superiority to our...

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Hellenistic thought experienced its “golden age” during the the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. This period witnessed the lives of some of history’s greatest philosophers, teachers, authors, and playwrights, and culminated with the spreading of Hellenism...

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...

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