Articles by Dennis Prager

America’s Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

f you are a Jew or Christian in America, the seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested. People look back in time and wonder how religious people, especially religious leaders—specifically, the clergy—could have failed in times of moral crisis. The failure of most rabbis, priests and pastors to speak out today—when the […]

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 […]