Dennis Prager / Politics

On the Death of My Father

My father, Max Prager, died last week.

Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent.

1. Longevity

Parents who live long are very lucky. Not only for their longevity, and not only because they get to see their children grow into adulthood, ...

Lancet: A Home for the Left's Useful Idiots

Two weeks ago, the British medical journal, Lancet, considered to be one of the world's leading medical publications, published "An open letter for the people in Gaza." Signed by four European doctors on behalf of 20 others (17 from Italy and ...

The Genocide Libel

In order to justify killing Jews, Jew-haters throughout history made up libels about the Jews that were so awful that they justified, at least for the Jew-hater, the mass murder of Jews. The charge that the Jews of every age -- not just some ...

Is There a Russian Conscience? A European?

When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it?

Those who held the organic view argued ...

The Jewish State in a Morally Sick World

Let's drop the names "Hamas" and "Israel" and make a list of the characteristics of two imaginary warring entities. We'll call them Entity A and Entity B.

Entity A:

--Declares that its raison d'etre is to annihilate Entity B.

--Sends missiles...

Why America Is in Jeopardy

On page 563 of his latest biography, "John Quincy Adams: American Visionary," author Fred Kaplan (biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Gore Vidal among others) cites this insight of the sixth president:

"Christianity ...