"Cornell Student Presents Senior Thesis in Her Underwear"
The most remarkable thing about that headline is that not one reader will think it's a joke. That, my friends, is further proof of the low esteem in which most Americans hold our universities.
The left has rendered our universities, in the description of Harvard professor Steven Pinker,...Read more
There is more knowledge available today than ever before in history. But few would argue people are wiser than ever before.
On the contrary, many of us would argue that we are living in a particularly foolish time -- a period that is largely wisdom-free, especially among those with the most knowledge: the best educated.
The fact that one of ...Read more
The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the left.
This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world.
Leftism -- in its incarnations, ...Read more
In my last column I used my recently published book as evidence that The New York Times best-seller list is not a best-seller list.
I pointed out that the book, "The Rational Bible: Exodus," the first volume of my commentary on the first five books of the Bible (the Torah), did not appear on The New York Times best-seller list even though it ...Read more
About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth.
I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half.
Here is but one more example: The New York Times best-seller list.
As a writer (who, for the record, had a ...Read more
The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism -- not liberalism -- is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins.
So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party:
The most obvious -- and, therefore, the one more and Americans can resonate ...Read more
Many years ago, I attended a dinner at a wealthy man's New York City condo with, among others, one of the most prominent and influential conservatives in American life. I admired this man then and I admire him now (he has since passed on). He was a major force for good in America.
At one point, the subjects of God and religion came up, and I ...Read more
Some years ago, I wrote a column about adultery and politicians. In light of the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal interviews concerning their alleged (and probable) affairs with President Donald Trump, it is time to revisit the subject.
I do not agree with those -- right or left, religious or secular -- who contend that adultery invalidates a ...Read more
Life After Death, Powerful Evidence You Will Never Die: Second EditionStephen Hawley Martin
A number of scientists that study human perception now realize our minds are non-local. As is the case with the Universal Mind to which our personal minds are connected, our minds are not confined to our heads or brains. Rather, the brain...
In decades of writing columns, I have taken risks but perhaps never one as big this: writing a column to and about parents who have lost a child. I can well imagine that the first reaction of any parent who has lost a child will be: Why does this guy, who hasn't gone through what I have, think he has something to say about the death of a child? ...Read more
At The City College of New York in the late 1930s, my father, an Orthodox Jew, wrote his senior class thesis on anti-Semitism in America. He delineated common realities of the era, such as Jews' admission to law firms, country clubs and colleges being denied or restricted, and various other manifestations of popular and institutional anti-...Read more
In speeches to fellow Jews around America, I often point out that many American Jews are experiencing cognitive dissonance. The institution Jews most admire -- the university -- turns out to be the most significant source of Israel hatred in America and the rest of the West. At the same time, the people many Jews most distrust -- Christians (...Read more
Why does the left oppose allowing a small number of highly trained teachers and other adults who work at schools to arm themselves?
When asked, their response is consistent: "It's a crazy idea." And "We need fewer guns, not more guns."
A New York Times editorial offered the following argument against having any armed teachers: "Nationwide ...Read more