Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:20:40 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/dennis-prager-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager 07d79e3153b28dccf047f27299013820 Male Sexual Nature: A Primer for the College-Educated for 01/23/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/18/male-sexual-nature-a-primer-for-the-college-educated Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Few subjects elicit as much confused, or even nonsensical, commentary as sex.</p> <p>There are three major reasons for this. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 23, 2018</p> 547422fd1d8693f345ea1eb1194ed3fd 10 Thoughts on the President and the 'S---hole Countries' for 01/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/18/10-thoughts-on-the-president-and-the-s-hole-countries Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Here are ten thoughts on the president's alleged use of the word "s&#8212;-hole" in describing Haiti, a Central American country and African countries: </p> <p>1. There are few filters between President Donald Trump's mind and mouth. That is his appeal and his weakness. It is very common that a person's strengths are also weaknesses. I wish Trump's tweets and comments were as forthright &#8212; as un-P.C. &#8212; as they are now but stated in a sophisticated way. I also wish that cheesecake were not fattening. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But just as cheesecake comes with sugar, Donald Trump comes with unsophisticated rhetoric. People are packages, not a la carte menus.</span><p>Updated: Tue Jan 16, 2018</p> 95366f7ed09243395c2c2910133e3785 I'm Back. Here's Where I've Been for 01/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/18/im-back-heres-where-ive-been Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I won't make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing. </p> <p>Nevertheless, I want to explain why. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 09, 2018</p> 71b4d7c02646aa094fea13a4dfff2be2 If It Damages America, It's Good for Democrats for 11/28/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/11/17/if-it-damages-america-its-good-for-democrats-94dbf Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5em; background-color: initial;">In almost every area of American life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. And vice versa.</span><br></p> <p>Marriage. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 28, 2017</p> 4bbab414bbc774437300738d81cc9ccc Feminization of America Is Bad for the World for 11/14/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/11/17/feminization-of-america-is-bad-for-the-world-de3e7 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last week, The New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life.</p> <p>In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific toys &#8212; something The New York Times approves of &#8212; the article quoted Tania Missad, the "director of global consumer insights" at one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, Mattel:<p>Updated: Tue Nov 14, 2017</p> 046cdb2a291b262d4d05f0ca76205bce The Democrats' Preoccupation with Inequality for 10/31/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/10/17/the-democrats-preoccupation-with-inequality-2c21e Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>DENNIS PRAGER</p> <p>FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017<p>Updated: Tue Oct 31, 2017</p> e7cb83ad5ae6cefcd2b432a0a58d5105 Is a National Identity Necessary? Left-Right Differences: Part IX for 10/24/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/10/17/is-a-national-identity-necessary-left-right-differences-part-ix-f2304 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>DENNIS PRAGER</p> <p>FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015<p>Updated: Tue Oct 24, 2017</p> d534d063747ef12094401bed55b5f56e Dogs, Strangers and God for 10/10/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/10/17/dogs-strangers-and-god Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A while ago a human-interest story from South Africa was reported internationally. As described in the Wall Street Journal:</p> <p>"On Aug. 4, Graham and Sheryl Anley, while yachting off the coast of South Africa, hit a reef, capsizing their boat. As the boat threatened to sink and they scrambled to get off, Sheryl's safety line snagged on something, trapping her there. Instead of freeing his wife and getting her to shore, Graham grabbed Rosie, their Jack Russell terrier. (One media account reported that Sheryl had insisted that the dog go first). With Rosie safe and sound, Graham returned for Sheryl. All are doing fine."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 10, 2017</p> aa80d1bc0ce15506340a187934d7fc01 The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel for 10/03/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/10/17/the-greatest-libel-since-the-blood-libel Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The most infamous libel in history is the one known as the Blood Libel. </p> <p>This was the medieval lie leveled at Jews in some European countries that accused the Jews of killing Christian children to use their blood to make Passover matzo.</p> <p>As the author of a book on the history of anti-Semitism ("Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism"), having taught Jewish history at the college level, and as a committed Jew who has devoted great efforts to combating anti-Semitism, I do not easily compare anything to the Blood Libel. <p>Updated: Tue Oct 03, 2017</p> 7a2cf9999ee9ae5876c866e640655364 Who's Divisive -- the President or the Players? for 09/26/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/17/whos-divisive-the-president-or-the-players Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Because the left dominates the news media, the entertainment media and academia, Americans are swimming &#8212; actually, drowning &#8212; in an ocean of lies. </p> <p>Here are a few examples:</p> <p>America is racist. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 26, 2017</p> 33b68dfc0f8375a7a09167e237a65bfd What Will Your Rabbi Talk About This Week? for 09/19/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/17/what-will-your-rabbi-talk-about-this-week Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Tomorrow night is Rosh Hashana, one of the two High HoIy Days of Judaism, or "Days of Awe," as they are called in Hebrew. The other High Holy Day, nine days later, is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.</p> <p>Just as there are many Christians who only go to church on Christmas and Easter, there are many Jews who only go to synagogue on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 19, 2017</p> 3a2a5b09a30bf004599f9b713ed85120 Leftism Is Not Liberalism for 09/12/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/17/leftism-is-not-liberalism Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal? </p> <p>Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 12, 2017</p> 32c9c96c00ac2d9e40ed337f7b7de438 Conservatives in America -- Like Marranos in Medieval Spain for 09/05/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/17/conservatives-in-america-like-marranos-in-medieval-spain Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For those unfamiliar with the term, Marranos was the name given to Jews in medieval Spain and Portugal who secretly maintained their Judaism while living as Catholics in public, especially in the 15th century during the Spanish Inquisition.</p> <p>There is, of course, no Spanish Inquisition in America today &#8212; no one is being tortured into confessing what they really believe, and no one is being burned at the stake. But there are millions of Marrano-like Americans: Americans who hold conservative views &#8212; especially those who hold conservative positions on social issues and those who voted for Donald Trump for president.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 05, 2017</p> f6160fd74e96a37f7a5515b9ba548f6c Those Who Don't Fight Evil Fight Statues for 08/29/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/17/those-who-dont-fight-evil-fight-statues Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don't fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils.</p> <p>This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed American military buildups and regarded the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union as nothing more than two scorpions in a bottle fighting to the death. They loathed Presidents Nixon and Reagan, not Communist Party Secretary-General Brezhnev. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 29, 2017</p> 91d78e7024a53864566c4ffdb423758f How the Mainstream Media Operate for 08/22/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/17/how-the-mainstream-media-operate Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Our leading media" are characterized by "indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly."</p> <p>Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, 2017, on the media's reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia</p> <p><p>Updated: Wed Aug 23, 2017</p> 6a817f77e0a535e84b7ff72f926fcea5 Sometimes the Good Guys Win for 08/15/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/17/sometimes-the-good-guys-win Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I am writing this column to inform readers of some good news.</p> <p>The sustained efforts of individuals, organizations and the media who oppose everything people like me stand for &#8212; America as an exceptional nation among the nations of the world; the unique contribution of the Judeo-Christian value system in shaping America and the best of Western civilization; sustaining Western civilization as a moral imperative; preserving the American Trinity of liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum; promulgating the American and Judeo-Christian belief that race is insignificant; and an openness to all points of view &#8212; to shut down my conducting appearance with the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall tomorrow night have failed.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 15, 2017</p> 08221306b1f8ae17f5d333f99dd06910 Can a Conservative Conduct an Orchestra? for 08/01/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/17/can-a-conservative-conduct-an-orchestra Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Most Americans are at least somewhat aware of what is happening at American (and European) universities with regard to conservative speakers. Universities disinvite conservative speakers, never invite them or allow the violent (or threatened violent) prevention of them. No non-left-wing idea should be permitted on campus.</p> <p>But we may have hit a new low. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 01, 2017</p> 40c0d8b7bbf8d2372a85b4695b1cd0ac My Response to Bret Stephens for 07/25/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/17/my-response-to-bret-stephens Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Bret Stephens devoted his New York Times column last week to admonishing me for my tweet from two weeks ago and critiquing my follow-up column last week explaining the tweet.</p> <p>The tweet reads, "The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does."<p>Updated: Tue Jul 25, 2017</p> 7b8c9bc133a2b395d5a5c25e1e84cee8 Nukes Threaten People; Ideas Threaten Civilizations for 07/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/17/nukes-threaten-people-ideas-threaten-civilizations Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, I tweeted, "The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does." </p> <p>To my surprise, the tweet went viral. And while there were more likes than dislikes, 99 percent of the written reactions were negative.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 18, 2017</p> 2fd7e0e06805e632d6b30a9615ac6cc1 The Atlantic Publishes All You Need to Know About the Left for 07/11/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/17/the-atlantic-publishes-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-left Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to those of us who contend that America is in the midst of a civil war between the right and the left. It provided a smoking gun &#8212; actually, the gunshot itself &#8212; to those of us who contend that the left (never to be confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization. </p> <p>It published articles by two left-wing writers, one by Peter Beinart titled "The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Warsaw Speech," and one by its national correspondent, James Fallows, written on the same theme as Beinart's.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 11, 2017</p>