Inside the Postliberal Mind

Adrian Vermeule’s new book was not written to persuade hostile readers, but to provide ammunition for his allies. It gives us a peek under the hood of postliberalism—and the contents are both shoddy and dangerous.

The Voice of Tradition and the Unheard Present

Carl Trueman’s new book demonstrates that even erudite conservative accounts of our modern moment struggle to grapple with the voices and experiences of ordinary people. Nowhere is this clearer than in Trueman’s atrocious treatment of queer and trans people.

The Perils of Catholic Postliberalism

Catholic postliberalism fails to adequately analyze the relationship between capitalism and liberalism, leading to an ahistorical, reactionary, and ultimately repressive vision of political order.

The First Church of Equivocation

Pastors like Tim Keller and John Piper have helped to craft a brand of “both sides are bad” politics for evangelicals. Obsessed with the possibility of a biblical third way politics, they fail to see or acknowledge how this gives cover for influencers to their right.

The Localism of Fools: Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies

Rod Dreher’s newest book shifts from the retreat of the Benedict Option to a frenzied flirtation with illiberalism. Despite Dreher’s insistence on a vague and creeping “soft totalitarianism,” in truth it is fear of racial and sexual minorities that animates him.