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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Recent blog posts by this author

Sex in a Time of Hooking Up

Trending on Vanity Fair right now is an article entitled “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse.’” (For those who don’t know, Tinder is one of many “dating” apps that also happens to be frequently used by millennials to hook up with each...

University Proposes a Campus Retirement Community for Alumni

In the Western world, the university was created to be a utopian environment of learning separated off from the harshness and ignorance of the world outside. At many of today’s universities, learning has taken a backseat, but the utopian...

The 6th Century Cure for Anxiety

The classics may be old, but they are still perceptive. Like anyone, I have holes in my education. Inspired to fill one of these holes, last week I picked up and read through Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, which has had a tremendous...

The Cognitive Dissonance of Teachers Unions

Today’s Washington Post contains its semi-annual, John Taylor Gatto-wannabe letter from a public school teacher on why she is quitting. It’s not shocking, since about half of teachers quit within their first five years. The letters are published...

Dennis Miller: Enough with Superficial Apologies!

America is suffering from an acute case of “apologia logorrhea.” At least, that’s the diagnosis of comedian and political commentator Dennis Miller in yesterday’s IJ Review article entitled, “My Apologies…” In the article, Miller critiques the...

The Way We Work Now

Most Americans now work in white-collar and service industry jobs rather than in manual labor. Technological innovation and the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs overseas continues to reduce the need for blue collar workers. And gone are the days...

Serious Concerns about America's Education System... in 1840

Many assume that America’s public education system developed organically in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War. In truth, however, its origins lie in the Common School Movement led by Horace Mann in Massachusetts beginning in the 1830s....

The Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate is Going Up

Take a look at the trend of births to unwed mothers in America since 1940: And now, more than half of all births to millennial women (of all races) in America take place out of wedlock. Should we be worried about this trend and the decline...

Would You Have Wanted This Curriculum in High School?

There's a growing consensus that the curriculum of many American high schools has been dumbed down, and that we need to expect more of our students. In response, some schools are returning to a curriculum that approximates the rigor of times past...

Alasdair MacIntyre's Famous Comparison between the Fall of Rome and America Today

The last paragraph of his renowned work After Virtue: “It is always dangerous to draw too precise parallels between one historical period and another; and among the most misleading of such parallels are those which have been drawn between our own...

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