Articles by Dennis Prager

Leftists Blame America. Decent People Blame Themselves

s long ago as the 1970s, I came to a major realization. While watching fellow students at Columbia University demonstrate not just against the war in Vietnam but against America—“Amerika,” as many spelled it, the “imperialist,” “colonialist,” “mass-murdering” country—I kept wondering what made these people so hostile to the freest country in human history. Then, […]

The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime

our months ago, I wrote a column titled “The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History.” I explained that “‘mistake’ and ‘evil’ are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.” Regarding […]

Everything the Left Touches It Ruins. Now Add Science.

ore than two years ago, I wrote a column titled “Whatever the Left Touches It Ruins.” I listed eight examples: — The universities. — The arts: music, art and architecture. — Sports. — Mainstream Judaism, Protestantism and Catholicism. — Race relations. — Women’s happiness. — Children’s innocence. — And, perhaps most disturbingly, America’s commitment to […]

Why America Is in Real Danger

mericans have long been proud of the fact that, unlike European countries, America never went the route of totalitarianism as embodied in communism, fascism and Nazism. This achievement may be coming to an end. In order to understand why, it is first necessary to understand why European countries embraced—or fell victim to—totalitarian doctrines. Until World […]

The Dehumanization of Blacks

f you take black and white left-wing rhetoric seriously, blacks are not human beings like members of other races. They are first and foremost black; they are human beings defined before anything else by their color—not their humanity, their personality, their character, their mind or their heart. So much so that, according to white and […]

Will Jewish and Christian Schools Teach the Truth About America and Racism?

o not follow the majority to do evil.”—Exodus 23:2. When I went to yeshiva day schools, America was celebrated. America was regarded, in the description of Menachem Schneerson (the Lubavitcher rebbe), the most influential rabbi of the 20th century, as a “medina shel chesed”—”a country of kindness.” He knew, as all American Jews knew, that […]

Some Thoughts About Being Safe

In a recent “Fireside Chat,” my weekly talk show on the PragerU platform, I commented on society’s increasing fixation on being “safe.” The following is a condensed version of what I said: We have a meme up at PragerU: “‘Until it’s safe’ means ‘never.’” The pursuit of “safe” over virtually all other considerations is life-suppressing. […]

The Lockdown, Evangelicals and the Afterlife: A Response to Steven Pinker

elief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” Before responding to Pinker’s remarkably ignorant tweet, I want to praise him. He is one of the few professors in […]

Some Thoughts About Being Safe

  n a recent “Fireside Chat,” my weekly talk show on the PragerU platform, I commented on society’s increasing fixation on being “safe.” The following is a condensed version of what I said: We have a meme up at PragerU: “‘Until it’s safe’ means ‘never.’” The pursuit of “safe” over virtually all other considerations is […]

The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History

he idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many—including world leaders; most scientists, especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists; those who work in major news media; opinion writers in those media; and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put […]

Our Dress Rehearsal for a Police State

ll my life, I have dismissed paranoids on the right (“America is headed to communism”) and the left (“It can happen here”—referring to fascism). It’s not that I’ve ever believed liberty was guaranteed. Being familiar with history and a pessimist regarding the human condition, I never believed that. But the ease with which police state […]