The just-published study by the California Association of Scholars concludes that Left-wing bias on all the campuses of the University of California is more pervasive than ever. And what is true in California is true nationally. Most American universities have become Leftist seminaries.
If Americans do not undo the intellectual and moral damage done by professors in the “social sciences,” our country will drift into historical amnesia – no University of California campus requires a single course in American history – and the moral confusion endemic to the Left.
To help undo this damage I started Prager University two years ago. Its intent is to present many of the finest minds in the world on every great issue of life – including economics, politics, morality, sexuality, psychology, history, religion – even happiness.
Aside from the quality of lecturers, what renders Prager U. unique are its use of internet-based video (through its own website using YouTube), very high quality illustrations to accompany the lecturer, and that every course is only five minutes long.
This is in recognition of a) the current power of video, b) that many people are so busy that they have little time beyond work and family, and c) that the present young generation often does not have the patience or inclination to read or to watch lengthy presentations on serious subjects.
We want to do right what the universities are doing wrong. They are unconscionably expensive; our courses are free. They teach students to hold America and its traditional values in contempt; we teach them how uniquely great they have been. They often use grad students to teach classes; we use the best minds in the world. They take months to propagandize; we offer wisdom in five minutes (Our motto is "give us five minutes and we'll give you a semester.")
I'm going to be regularly contributing at Ricochet because the people involved here are kindred spirits engaged in meaningful dialogue. I want Prager University to be a part of it.
Our newest course is called "The Welfare State and Selfish Society." In it, I call into question the conventional wisdom that says, "Free enterprise is the system that produces selfish people," and show how it is the welfare state that produces selfish people. Watch it. Share it with your friends. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of our course.