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 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 20:04:06 -0700 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 6dca3ac433c86af9833517ffdceff306 The Media Produces Derangement: Proof From New York Times Readers for 07/27/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/21/the-media-produces-derangement-proof-from-new-york-times-readers Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This past weekend, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd added another column to the myriad irrational and hysterical pieces about the "existential threat" climate change allegedly poses to human life. </p> <p>As I do after almost every piece I read on the internet, I read comments submitted by readers.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 27, 2021</p> fe815b88f14b653d51bd3fd5da50dbfa You Have a Right To Be Transgender. You Don't Have a Right To Expose Yourself To Women for 07/20/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/21/you-have-a-right-to-be-transgender-you-dont-have-a-right-to-expose-yourself-to-women Tue, 20 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>How many examples could one give to show what a sick world left-wing activists, the media and the Democrats &#8212; the left's political party &#8212; have wrought? The number is equal to the number of policies they advocate.</p> <p>There is no more obvious example than their position on the display of a penis in front of girls and women.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 20, 2021</p> 42f29b6ed8389d3ce620faf11cd4070a The Best Thing Most Americans Can Do to Make America Better for 07/13/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/21/the-best-thing-most-americans-can-do-to-make-america-better Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Some think tank or polling organization should ask 1,000 Americans: What is the best thing most Americans can do to make the country better?</p> <p>Presumably, those most influenced by their schooling and by the media would answer something along the lines of: "fight racism" or "work to reduce inequality." Whatever the specific answer, most young people &#8212; and those older who lean left &#8212; would most likely respond by citing some form of activism.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 13, 2021</p> e0ce0c99d36b5b24ca3115e27324d078 Be Safe: Don't Visit Your Dying Parent. Don't Leave Your House. Don't Get Married. Don't Have Children. Don't... for 06/29/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/21/be-safe-dont-visit-your-dying-parent-dont-leave-your-house-dont-get-married-dont-have-children-dont Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As many observers have noted, staying safe has become a religion. "Safetyism," as it is sometimes called, like all religions, places what it values &#8212; in this case, being safe &#8212; above other values. Safetyism explains the willingness of Americans to give up their most cherished values &#8212; including liberty &#8212; in the name of safety for the last year and a half. </p> <p>Millions of Americans not only gave up their right to go to work, earn a living, attend church or synagogue, and visit friends and relatives, but they even gave up their right to visit dying relatives and friends. One can assume that nearly every person recorded as having died of COVID-19 died without having a single loved one at their bedside from the moment they entered a hospital until their death. The acceptance of such cruelty &#8212; irrational and unscientific cruelty, one might add &#8212; can only be explained by the failure of generations of schools and parents to teach liberty, while successfully teaching the worship of safety. If your father had to die alone, it was worth it for the sake of safety; if your mother had to be in what amounted to solitary confinement in a nursing home for more than a year, that, too, was worth it for the sake of safety. And, of course, if political leaders and leaders in science and medicine have to lie for the sake of safety, so be it; truth, too, is less important than safety.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 29, 2021</p> 11270183f9c918b57a97cf4a09e92e2a If America Is Racist, Why Have Millions of Blacks Emigrated Here? Did Jews Emigrate to Germany in the 1930s? for 06/22/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/21/if-america-is-racist-why-have-millions-of-blacks-emigrated-here-did-jews-emigrate-to-germany-in-the-1930s Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If America is systemically racist, why have millions of blacks from Africa and the Caribbean come to this country over the past 50 years? Why would they and many millions more want to move from all-black societies to a white-dominated, racist one?</p> <p>This is a question every black and white leftist should be asked. After all, no Jews moved to Germany in the 1930s. And why didn't any? After all, many Jews were suffering terrible persecution and poverty in Russia and in Eastern Europe. Why didn't any of them move to Germany after 1933? <p>Updated: Tue Jun 22, 2021</p> da34554f30fdaca85905804f918a33e1 The Moral and Religious Case Against Unconditional Love for 06/15/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/21/the-moral-and-religious-case-against-unconditional-love Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Unconditional love is neither biblical nor rational nor moral. </p> <p>Can you name anything good that is or should be given with no moral or ethical conditions?</p> <p>Take salary, for example: Do you see a problem with continuing to pay employees no matter how they perform? In other words, do you see a problem with unconditional salaries?<p>Updated: Tue Jun 15, 2021</p> 9be1e80d5ca07c4fc0684104f7169df3 The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America for 06/08/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/21/the-single-best-thing-americans-can-do-to-retake-america Tue, 08 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country's major institutions?</p> <p>There is an answer.</p> <p>The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America &#8212; against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department and the military &#8212; is to take their children out of America's schools.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 08, 2021</p> 3bf9ae769efb6bae428ef77a8c006cc2 The Middle East Dispute Is About Religion, Not Land for 05/25/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/21/the-middle-east-dispute-is-about-religion-not-land Tue, 25 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you've seen videos of recent attacks on Jews in New York City, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere, you may have missed a very revealing aspect of those attacks. They were almost always &#8212; as they have been for decades &#8212; accompanied by curses such as, "F&#8212;- the Jews."</p> <p>Now, given that the perpetrators are almost always Muslims &#8212; whether immigrants or children of immigrants from an Arab or other Muslim country &#8212; two questions present themselves:</p> <p>Why attack American or French or British Jews? And why curse "the Jews"? In other words, given that the recent wars have been between Hamas and Israel, why aren't these attacks outside of Israel on Israelis and Israeli institutions? And why level curses at "the Jews"? <p>Updated: Tue May 25, 2021</p> eb5dad1105011f172be1643a43c91ee2 Men Give Birth. America Was Founded in 1619. And Israel is the aggressor. for 05/18/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/21/men-give-birth-america-was-founded-in-1619-and-israel-is-the-aggressor Tue, 18 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When you meditate for a moment on what the left expects honest and decent people to believe, you confront the world of absurdities and lies in which we live.</p> <p>The left demands we believe and announce that men menstruate and give birth, and that it is in no way unfair to girls and women when biological men compete in girls' and women's sports. </p> <p>In tens of thousands of American schools, students are brainwashed to believe that America was not founded in 1776 but in 1619, the year the first Africans were brought to North America as indentured servants or slaves. This is the "1619 Project" lie: It was labelled a lie by almost every leading historian of early America, many of whom are Democrats and liberals who supported the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.<p>Updated: Tue May 18, 2021</p> 5c86bbd925a9252b243bbea5c081f288 Are We To Be the World's Greatest Force for Good or Not? for 05/11/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/21/are-we-to-be-the-worlds-greatest-force-for-good-or-not Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>America is going through convulsions that may destroy it as the country we and the world have known for more than two centuries. </p> <p>For all its flaws &#8212; virtually all of which were not unique to America but universal throughout human civilization &#8212; America has been regarded more than any other nation in modern times as a force for good in the world.<p>Updated: Tue May 11, 2021</p> 1b7f6903af6b4055886bcff6370b95f4 Affluence + Secularism = Boredom = Leftism for 04/27/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/21/affluence-secularism-boredom-leftism Tue, 27 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Just as physicists look for equations to explain the natural world, I have always thought it useful to look for equations to explain human nature. For example, in my book on happiness, I offer this equation: U = I - R. Unhappiness = Image - Reality. The difference between the images we have for our life and the reality of our life is one way of measuring how much unhappiness we experience.</p> <p>Here, I offer another theorem, this time to help explain leftism.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 27, 2021</p> 7008cfb419a76089e0033131694ceeaa Whites Aren't Hated for Slavery but for Making America and the West for 04/20/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/21/whites-arent-hated-for-slavery-but-for-making-america-and-the-west Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In "Why the Jews?" my book on anti-Semitism, there is a chapter on anti-Americanism. My co-author, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, and I long ago understood that many of the reasons for Jew-hatred and America-hatred were the same.</p> <p>Among them are envy of success &#8212; material, of course, but even more importantly, success in terms of influence. Another is the religious foundation of both peoples: Both America and the Jews are rooted in belief in God, belief they are a Chosen People and belief in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, as the book from which they derive their values.</p> <p>America-haters and Jew-haters resent the enormous influence both nations have had on the world, have contempt for their belief in being Chosen and dismiss the Bible as irrelevant and even malevolent.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 20, 2021</p> 25a5533ed601ad070fde83c52b60ad03 Why the Left Ignores the Killing of a Pakistani Immigrant Uber Driver for 04/13/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/21/why-the-left-ignores-the-killing-of-a-pakistani-immigrant-uber-driver Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On March 23, Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, Virginia, a 66-year-old immigrant from Pakistan earning his living as an Uber Eats driver, was killed by two girls, ages 13 and 15. They carjacked Anwar, Tasered him and then, as he held on to the car (the source of his livelihood) in an attempt to stop them from stealing it, floored the gas pedal and crashed the car, killing him when he was thrown from the vehicle.</p> <p>As reported the next day in The Washington Post: </p> <p>"Anwar tried to force his way back into the car by climbing on top of the teen in the driver's seat, (Detective Chad Leo of the Washington, D.C., police homicide unit) said. Before he could get all the way in, though, the 13-year-old reached over from the passenger seat, turned on the ignition and 'manipulated' the gear shift, Leo said. With Anwar 'hanging outside the car' through the open driver's door, Leo said, the vehicle lurched forward and accelerated down the block, made a sharp right turn, struck a curb and overturned, landing passenger side up. Anwar was ejected and suffered broken bones and injury to his head."<p>Updated: Tue Apr 13, 2021</p> af5d1993861496aa3e2f88d109c43a3e Mask-Wearing Represents Fear and Blind Obedience, Not Science for 04/06/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/21/mask-wearing-represents-fear-and-blind-obedience-not-science Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When I see people walking outside, often alone with no one anywhere near them, wearing a mask, my primary reactions are disappointment and sadness. </p> <p>I am disappointed because I expected better from my fellow Americans. I never thought most Americans would be governed by irrational fears and unquestioning obedience to authority. I have come to realize that I had a somewhat romanticized view of my countrymen.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 06, 2021</p> 3a055201c1c82a9c3a9f88c47292c396 The American Civil War Is Over Judeo-Christian Values for 03/30/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/21/the-american-civil-war-is-over-judeo-christian-values Tue, 30 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Conservatives often speak of Judeo-Christian values and how the current civil war in the United States and the rest of the West is essentially a battle between those values and the left, which rejects Judeo-Christian values.</p> <p>They are right. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 30, 2021</p> f29433d0dc7a4f185622414b391073ac The Latest Left-Wing Anti-American Lie: 'Anti-Asian Racism' for 03/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/21/the-latest-left-wing-anti-american-lie-anti-asian-racism Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you rely on The New York Times, the Democratic Party or CNN &#8212; they are interchangeable &#8212; for your perception of reality, you now believe America is reeling from the latest expression of white supremacy: Anti-Asian racism.</p> <p>It is a lie, the purpose of which is to:</p> <p>a) Further demonize America.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 23, 2021</p> 6b1c6c37b68c593c9271c026d057f419 The Human Need To Feel Important -- and How Government Squelches It for 03/16/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/21/the-human-need-to-feel-important-and-how-government-squelches-it Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If one were to draw up a list of human needs, food and shelter would be at the top. </p> <p>With great respect to Freudians, sex would not be No. 2.</p> <p>The need for meaning would be second only to the need for food.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 16, 2021</p> bc4f7050efdce9c6e4ae3dac39c5e4ff Most American Schools Are Damaging Your Child for 03/09/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/21/most-american-schools-are-damaging-your-child Tue, 09 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>I have been telling parents for decades that sending a child to almost any college is playing Russian roulette with his or her values.</p> <p>But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun's six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, 5 of the 6 chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America (or Canada or anywhere else in the English-speaking world), the odds are that your child's decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently.</p> <p>The worse news is that sending your child to almost any elementary school or high school &#8212; public or private &#8212; is fast becoming equally toxic. More and more schools are being taken over by left-wing ideologues and by nonideologues who lack the courage to confront the ideologues. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 09, 2021</p> 52dd938210cbc7356a455e29c292890c Questions to Determine Whether a Friend or Relative Is a Liberal or a Leftist for 03/02/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/21/questions-to-determine-whether-a-friend-or-relative-is-a-liberal-or-a-leftist Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The great tragedy of our time is that liberals vote left. </p> <p>Virtually every value liberals have held for a century is now held by conservatives and scorned by leftists. Therefore, America, in serious jeopardy of being lost, will be saved when people convince the liberals in their life that the left, not the conservative, is their enemy.</p> <p>This process begins by establishing whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist. If it turns out that he or she is a liberal, it is worth engaging in respectful dialogue on the issues of the day. If the friend or relative is a leftist, you can probably only talk about innocuous subjects such as the weather (though not about global warming) or sports (though not about players taking a knee during the national anthem). If you talk about the great issues of the day with a left-wing friend or relative, that could be the last time you talk to each other. He or she is likely to unfriend you not only on social media but also in life. Leftists generally do not dialogue; they dismiss.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 02, 2021</p> 26ebbbd177bc06cd3a3ff079618ee801 The Denial of Evil: The Case of Communism for 02/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/21/the-denial-of-evil-the-case-of-communism Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>One of the most highly regarded books of the 20th century was Ernest Becker's "The Denial of Death." Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize, the book is regarded as a classic for its analysis of how human beings deny their mortality.</p> <p>But there is something people deny more than mortality: evil. Someone should write a book on the denial of evil; that would be much more important because while we cannot prevent death, we can prevent evil.</p> <p>The most glaring example of the denial of evil is communism, an ideology that, within a period of only 60 years, created modern totalitarianism and deprived of human rights, tortured, starved and killed more people than any other ideology in history.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 23, 2021</p>