Tag Archives: Rod Dreher

A Nordic post

Giuseppe Verdi vs Richard Wagner. It’s one of those weird fault lines, like the Beatles vs the Rolling Stones, or Dragon Quest vs Final Fantasy where you can only really like one side, because these cultural artifacts somehow correspond to … Continue reading

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Think about the children!!!

The Independent is no longer reviewing children’s books marketed specifically to boys or girls. I think Dreher hits it on the head when he says that it’s more important that kids read good books regardless of what gender they market towards. … Continue reading

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Love and the culture wars

One of the reasons why I like reading Dreher so much is that he’s an endless source for interesting links, book recommendations and the like. This time, it’s an essay by Serena Sigillito on how minds really are changed on … Continue reading

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A lack of subtlety

Rod Dreher: Fundamentalists don’t compromise. That is their strength. But it’s also their weakness. I went over a book the other day written by a theologically stout Evangelical (which is not the same thing as a fundamentalist). The book was … Continue reading

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Everyone yelling at each other

Last time I talked about how the willingness to point out complications or problems about things can be taken as a sort of betrayal. Recently Rod Dreher made a similar point in reference to an article by Wesley Hill on … Continue reading

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QotD: Storytime

Rod Dreher: The stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we tell our children, define our moral imagination. Story matters. The cultural left has always known this. The revolution has not been argued so much as it has been imagined … Continue reading

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The money

While I’ve talked about my discovery of Jack Vance, the other writer who is rapidly growing on me is Anthony Trollope. Part of this is because he deals with a theme which, as you might guess, holds my interest as … Continue reading

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