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

Why Americans Must Once Again Become ‘Good Pagans’

Many of you know C.S. Lewis as a Christian apologist. But in an interesting and little-known letter, C.S. Lewis told a Roman Catholic priest in 1953 that he thought it was crucial to worry first about making the younger generations “good pagans...

Do Teachers Really Work Less Than Other Professionals?

“Teachers receive a full-time salary with great benefits for only working 9 months out of the year.” I frequently see some iteration of the above in the comments section of Intellectual Takeout’s articles on education. It’s usually trotted out...

The 4 Gods of the Public Education System

In the eyes of most people, America’s public education system is the secular alternative to religious, faith-based schools. But as I and others have argued, this dichotomy is false. The public education system also promotes a kind of religion,...

It’s Time to Deal With the Insanity on College Campuses, Before It's Too Late

In a scene from one of my favorite movies, Hoosiers, the new basketball coach Norman Dale (played by Gene Hackman) has a showdown with the self-appointed assistant coach, George. After Coach Dale tells George that his “coaching days are over,” the...

Noted Scholar to Congress: ‘We need a cultural Great Awakening’

Political scientist Charles Murray has spent much of his career examining cultural trends in a declining America. He is most known for his controversial book The Bell Curve, which argues that intelligence is a better predictor of children’s...

Author Warns: 'The power of Islam may at any moment re-arise'

Today there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, and Islam will supposedly supplant Christianity as the world’s largest religion before this century is complete. These facts have many in the Western world frightened. At the same time, the...

Comedian Provides Good Reminder That We Are More Than Our Jobs

In today’s society, many people tie their identities primarily to their jobs. They are what they do. After all, that’s what our schools have taught us to be. The stated goal of America’s education system is to make students “college- and career-...

Yet More Proof That Academic Publishing Has Become a Scam

Last year, a piece I did titled “Why Professors Are Writing Crap That Nobody Reads” generated some attention. In it, I pointed out what is commonly known among university professors today, namely, that most of the “peer-reviewed” essays and books...

America Is Losing Its Sense of Humor

I often remark to my acquaintances that Americans no longer tell jokes. Growing up, as a child, I was in possession of a healthy arsenal of jokes that I gleaned from my parents, relatives, and friends, and that I would eagerly relay to others...

‘The Middle’ Doesn’t Always Equal ‘True’

We live in an age in which our media frequently frames issues up as a choice between two extremes. In such an age, it’s tempting for those who consider themselves educated to consistently take the via media—the “middle way”—and to assume that the...

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