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For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had nationally syndicated radio host, columnist, author of numerous books, teacher, film producer and co-founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager, on the podcast to discuss among other things:
- How Dennis Prager ended up a conservative as an Ivy League-educated Jewish intellectual from Brooklyn, New York — contrary to so many of his peers
- How perceptions of human nature divide Left and Right
- Whether government has filled the void of religion for the increasingly secular and progressive American coasts
- How the good intentions that underlie Leftist policy prescriptions lead to horrendous outcomes — and emotion versus reason on the Left and Right
- The false morality underlying European immigration policy with respect to the Muslim world, and Prager’s criticism of Jewish support of mass immigration consisting disproportionately of Jew-haters
- The self-righteous suicidalism of the West
- The Leftist bias of social media platforms and PragerU’s legal battle with YouTube/Google
We are exactly one month out from the 2016 Presidential Elections. You’d think everything the Right has — and especially the Ricochet podcasts — would be aimed at beating Hillary Clinton — the most corrupt, most dishonest, most dangerous, most foreign-entangled candidate since Obama. But you’d be wrong. In the flagship Ricochet Podcast, Rob Long […]
Please read “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” by William Deresiewicz at the New Republic. It’s marred (very slightly) by some socialist murmurings, but mainly its a wonderful attack on the intellectual Ponzi scheme which is elite higher ed today. I’d love to hear from anyone who can find substantive errors in its […]
In light of recent attempts to delegitimize conservative speech — from the firing of Brandon Eich to the string of attacks on conservative commencement speakers and their subsequent withdrawals, did you ever fantasize about what you would like to say to those college grads if you got the chance? No need to do so any […]
It’s college admissions season, and across the land, there are tears of joy and pain. But mostly pain. This was among the most brutal years ever for acceptances.
The news articles focus on the Ivies, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Acceptance rates are down pretty much across the board. Private college counselors, who take in upwards of $10,000 to assist with the application process, are now trying to explain to their clients why they (or rather, their children) weren’t accepted anywhere they applied, even their safeties.