This is an interesting development.
I have mixed feeling about Dreher. I think he is often misunderstood by “regular” conservatives as just another moderate RINO, which he isn’t, so I have occasionally found myself defending him. But neither is he willing to embrace full-throated paleoism. So his “crunchy conservatism” often comes off as dissenting from regular conservatism in a way that wins you points from libs and “reasonable” people (criticizing capitalism for example) without risking running afoul of the PC and/or conventional wisdom police.