Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, and National Review, and his commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard. He is the bestselling author of The Benedict Option, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, and How Dante Can Save Your Life.
As a new cultural revolution aims to institutionalize a tyranny of ideological cliches, Dreher renews Solzhenitsyn's great call to 'live not by lies.' I cannot imagine a more timely and urgent book, or one with a more enduring spiritual, political, and cultural message. --Daniel J. Mahoney, coeditor of The Solzhenitsyn Reader In this remarkably prescient book, Dreher sets Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's timeless appeal to 'live not by lies' as the cornerstone of his own bold warning. His suggestion of a dawning post-Christian, 'pre-totalitarian' society is impossible to dismiss in light of the patient case he builds for his passionate, if provocative, thesis. --Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor and pianist With characteristic foresight, Rod Dreher has written an invaluable compendium of how to live fearlessly under totalitarianisms, old and new. Better still, the book is a counsel of hope and joy for even the bleakest days--and an encouragement we need, especially today in this time of cascading crises. --Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed Live Not By Lies will cement Rod Dreher's reputation as the most important Christian thinker of our age.--Crisis Magazine Christians who care about the future of the gospel in America should give heed to Dreher's manual. Live Not by Lies is a timely, perhaps even prophetic book.--Touchstone Magazine