Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

Recent blog posts by this author

Spotting Doublethink in Ourselves

George Packer has a good review essay of a new book about the George Orwell novel 1984. Excerpt: We stagger under the daily load of doublethink pouring from Trump, his enablers in the Inner Party, his mouthpieces in the Ministry of Truth, and...

Where Are the Good Christian Men?

Today in Sydney I met Anna Hitchings, who is handling media for me on this week-long trip to Australia. She’s a Catholic journalist who caused a big stir here last week with this article wanting to know where in the heck are the Christian men...

Shock: College President Spine Manifested

Camille Paglia said something the other day that triggered a group of whinypants college students at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. They launched a petition to get the school’s president, David Yager, to silence its most...

What Jordan Peterson's Response to a Disturbed Fan Teaches about Humility

Last week, Jordan Peterson spoke at the Liberty University convocation (full video here). It was an unusual venue for a secular man, a clinical psychologist who is decidedly not an Evangelical in his style or his belief. Esther O’Reilly at...

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

Writes a reader from Southern California: “Apparently John Wayne is the new Confederate statue.” She sent a link to this op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times. Excerpts: Most people familiar with the life story of John Wayne are aware that the...

Surviving The Woke Workplace

A reader sent me the following e-mail, which I have edited a bit to protect her privacy, and the privacy of others mentioned here: I wanted to bring this to your attention. My husband had a conversation with a young friend of ours who is a...

Barbarians At The Banquet

A reader shared this with me, and gave me permission to post it, on the condition that I edit it to prevent others from identifying this school or group. Which I have done: So I was in a long-established, semi-scholarly fraternal organization...

Transgender Bathrooms and the Sexual Assault of Little Girls

News from our perfectly sane culture: Jazz Jennings turned a dream she had since age 2 into a reality this past June. The I Am Jazz star, who was born male but identifies as female, reflected on her gender confirmation surgery...

An Ivy League School For SJW Service

I’ve been in touch this morning with a reader who is working on his PhD in a humanities field at an Ivy League school. He’s been reading the recent posts on this blog on the strident intolerance of progressive culture, and said that he is having...

Witches: The New Woke Heroines

It’s not exactly news that witchcraft attracts some feminists who see in it (in part) a spiritual expression of rebellion against patriarchy — including, obviously, Biblical religion. What is interesting, though, is how this particular cultural...

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