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Ill Literacy, Episode XV: Live Not By Lies (Guest: Rod Dreher)

October 19, 2020

In Episode XV of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson is talks with Rod Dreher about his new book, “Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher to discuss his new book, Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. They discuss “soft totalitarianism,” how totalitarianism differs from authoritarianism, and how to “live in truth.” They discuss woke capitalism, cancel culture, and how progressivism is turning itself into an ersatz religion. Dreher also explains how faith is the bedrock of resistance and why, counterintuitively to most people, suffering can be a gift.

Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/622436/live-not-by-lies-by-rod-dreher/

Show Notes:

The Catholic World Report: Francis X. Maier – It can’t happen here: A review of Live Not By Lies

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/10/06/it-cant-happen-here-a-review-of-live-not-by-lies/

Conciliar Post: John Ehrett – Book review “Live Not By Lies”

https://conciliarpost.com/reviews/book-reviews/book-review-live-not-by-lies/

The Eric Metaxas Radio Show: Rod Dreher | "Live Not by Lies" Shares Stories of Survivors Of Soviet Persecution To Warn Americans (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOsZvDJ4H4

First Things: Sohrab Ahmari – Resist in Truth

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/11/resist-in-truth

First Things Podcast: Live Not By Lies

https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2020/10/live-not-by-lies

Front Porch Republic: James Clark – Fidelity to the Truth in an Illiberal Time, on Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies

https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2020/09/fidelity-to-the-truth-in-an-illiberal-time-on-rod-drehers-live-not-by-lies/

Law & Liberty: James M. Patterson – Soft Totalitarianism, Coming or Going?

https://lawliberty.org/book-review/soft-totalitarianism-coming-or-going/

Matt Lewis and the News: Rod Dreher on Live Not by Lies (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caQsreT755w

National Review: James E. Person Jr. – Rod Dreher’s Advice for Christians in a Secular Age

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/10/05/rod-drehers-advice-for-christians-in-a-secular-age/

Public Discourse: Daniel J. Mahoney – Affirming Reality by Rejecting the Lie

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/09/71162/

TAC Right Now: Rod Dreher on 'Live Not By Lies'

https://amconrightnow.libsyn.com/rod-dreher-on-live-not-by-lies

Wall Street Journal: Barton Swaim – Political Books: After the Culture War

https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-books-after-the-culture-war-11601680817

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart