Ross Douthat

About Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a New York Times columnist, National Review film critic, and author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.

The Quest for Community in the Age of Obama

By |2015-04-15T06:41:46-05:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: Community, Conservatism, Featured, Modernity, Robert Nisbet|Tags: |

Today’s political debates often set up a simple tension: the individual versus government. Certainly individual liberty and limited government are fundamental principles of a free society, but such a polarized perspective overlooks the ways we actually live our lives—in families, as part of neighborhoods, in church communities, in civic groups, and so on. In [...]

Right Minds: An Encyclopedia

By |2015-04-28T08:56:40-05:00November 1st, 2011|Categories: Books, Conservatism|Tags: , |

American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, ISI Books, 2006. Left-wing intellectuals have an irritating habit of trying to define conservatism as a mental illness: as the fruit of an “authoritarian personality” in Theodor Adorno’s famous formulation, or as the unfortunate consequence of neuroses rooted in “fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity,” as a group of [...]