Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

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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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We May Be Entering a 'Post-Secular' Age

The common narrative we hear today is that the world is becoming increasingly secularized, and that traditional religion is becoming a relic of the past. But there’s a counter-narrative that’s gaining currency, namely, that secularism is in...

Public Schools Shouldn’t Be Teaching ‘Values’

America’s public schools are getting worse, and part of the reason why is that they have taken on too much responsibility. This point was made by the famous historian Jacques Barzun in his preface to his 1983 book Teacher in America: “There...

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...

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