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Religious Tolerance in the West

There’s no argument that religious tolerance is a given in the West. Says University of Dayton history professor and author Larry Schweikart, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that America, where people of all faiths are free to worship or not worship as they please, invented modern religious tolerance.” But some historians suggest that this was the result of a historical aberration fraught by the Puritans and pre-1776 Americans. Schweikart dissects the historical significance of this issue in this edition of Prager University.

Are We Really the Best?

Are we really an exceptional nation, or do we just think we are? The general concensus is that outsiders are the best judges of our country. Best-selling Australian author and political commentator Nick Adams takes a stab at answering this question in this edition of Prager University.

A College Speech For the Ages

Most of us attend a small percentage of thousands of college commencement speeches given every year. But it’s certain they all have one theme in common, says nationally syndicated and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will. “They’re often collections of bromides and boring advice. Just once a commencement speaker should puncture the smug complacency and cloyne self-congratulation on campuses.” In this edition of Prager University, Will renders a funny, truthful and witty speech that every graduate should here.

What Drives Extremists?

There’s a false narrative circulating that poverty and ignorance are the leading factors driving individuals to become violent Islamic extremists. Not true, says Haroon Ullah, senior State Department advisor and foreign policy professor at Georgetown University. Check out what Haroon discovered while living in Pakistan in this edition of Prager University.

Beware Of Big Unions

Big Oil, Big Pharma and Big Banks can pose alarming threats to America’s economy by striking deals with crooked politicians. But there’s another “Big” you rarely hear about, says Daniel DiSalvo, political science professor at the City College of New York. Big Unions. DiSalvo tells us why Big Unions pose the biggest threat in this edition of Prager University.

Should U.S. Police the World?

When the topic of America policing the world comes up, progressives are quick to react. They point to American arrogance, or ask themselves, “Who made the U.S. the boss of the world?” Conservatives, especially those with libertarian leanings, proclaim, “What other countries do to to their neighbors is of no concern of ours.” But what is the alternative, asks Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and foreign affairs expert Bret Stephens. In his book, America in Retreat, Stephens writes, “The order that the U.S. has provided has not only had enormous security benefits for all the world, it has also produced phenomenal economic advantages.” Stephens weighs in some more in this edition of Prager University.

We Need Electoral College

So why does the United States use the Electoral College to elect our presidents instead of the popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross says that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy. She explains and tells us why it matters in this edition of Prager University.

Profits a Good Thing

The single-most motivating factor for entrepreneurs worldwide is profit. “Profits motivate people to work hard for themselves and make life better for others,” says Walter Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University. But many loons across this fine nation still believe “profit” is a dirty word. Williams disagrees and explains why profits are progressive and beneficial to all in this edition of Prager University.

Do We Really Have Free Will?

Are we products of chemistry, physics and genetics, or do we actually have the free will to make decisions? The late Frank Pastore, former Major League Baseball pitcher and popular Christian-radio host, delves deeply into the answer to the question, which cuts to the heart of what it means to be human, in this edition of Prager University.

Customer’s Not Always Right

We’ve often heard the motto, “The customer’s always right.” But nationally syndicated, conservative talk show host Dennis Prager says that is wrong. He explains the customer has obligations, too, and should never take up the time of a salesperson if he or she knows beforehand that they are going to purchase an item somewhere else. Tune in to this edition of Prager University and listen to Prager’s logic.

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