• The War on Wisdom

    The War on Wisdom

    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 our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population. What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting decision? The answer is an adult with the wisdom of a 16-year-old—“Hey, I’m no wiser than most 16-year-olds. Why should I have the vote and they not?” READ MORE...

  • The Left Is Merciless at Keeping Conservatives in the Closet

    The Left Is Merciless at Keeping Conservatives in the Closet

    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, such as Marxism, communism, and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism, and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on Christianity and Judaism; in its celebration of race; and in its replacing of reason with romanticism—has almost completely taken over the news and entertainment media and institutions of education. READ MORE...

  • New York Times Confirms Why So Many People Doubt Its Best-Seller List

    New York Times Confirms Why So Many People Doubt Its Best-Seller List

    In my last column—“The New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media“—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 was:

    • No. 2 on The Wall Street Journal nonfiction best-seller list.
    • No. 2 on the Publishers Weekly nonfiction best-seller list.
    • No. 2 in hardcover nonfiction on Nielsen BookScan, which tracks 75 to 85 percent of book sales. According to BookScan, the book outsold 14 of the 15 books on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction list.
    • No. 1 on Ingram, the largest book wholesaler in the country.

    And, as of this writing, “The Rational Bible” fluctuates between the top 10 and top 40 of all books—on all subjects—on Amazon. READ MORE...

  • NYT's Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don't Trust the Media

    NYT’s Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    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 previous book on that list), I have long known it isn’t a best-seller list, and I don’t pay attention to it. But I paid attention last week to see if my recently published book, which opened up on Amazon as the second best-selling book in America, was on the list. It wasn’t. READ MORE...

  • Whatever the Left Touches, It Ruins

    Whatever the Left Touches, It Ruins

    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 with—is the near destruction of most American universities as places of learning. In the words of Harvard professor Steven Pinker—an atheist and a liberal—outside of the natural sciences and a few other disciplines (such as mathematics and business), “universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance.” READ MORE...

  • America Is the Best Place in History for Racial Minorities

    America Is the Best Place in History for Racial Minorities

    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-Semitism.

    Yet he taught his two sons—my older brother and me—to believe that we, as Americans, were the luckiest Jews in Jewish history.

    With the obvious exception of Jews living in Israel, he was right. I can state this with some authority, having written a book on anti-Semitism and taught Jewish history at Brooklyn College. READ MORE...

  • Why Leftists Are So Unhappy

    Why Leftists Are So Unhappy

    One of the most important differences between the right and the left—one that greatly helps to explain their differences—is the difference between unhappy liberals and unhappy conservatives.

    Unhappy conservatives generally believe they are unhappy because life is inherently difficult and tragic, and because they have made some unwise decisions in life.

    But unhappy liberals generally believe they are unhappy because they have been persecuted.

    Ask unhappy leftists why they are unhappy and they are likely to respond that they are oppressed. This is the primary response given by unhappy leftist women, blacks, Latinos, and gays. READ MORE...

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