Prager U - 2014 Second Semester (DVD)
Here at Prager U, you'll find some of the brightest thinkers presenting their best ideas in five minutes. Alan Dershowitz, George Will, Anne Bayefsky and Adam Carolla are just a few of the acclaimed thinkers whose 5-minute videos are available to you anytime you need them. PragerU DVDs would make a thoughtful birthday or holiday gift, a fantastic graduation gift, or a fine addition to your own DVD collection.
1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Topics and Speakers:
1) The American Trinity – Dennis Prager
Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host outlines the crucial three pillars of American values.
2) What Matters Most in Life? – Dennis Prager
What is the most important thing in life? Money? Happiness? Love? What matters most is good values. Indeed a lack of good values is the root of virtually everything wrong with the world.
3) BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel – Alan Dershowitz
The latest strategy employed be those who wish to strangle Israel is called BDS -- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. If Israel is suffocated economically, the damage would ripple throughout the globe.
4) The War on Work – Michael Tanner
The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades to combat poverty, yet, as Michael Tanner explains, the so-callled “War on Poverty” is actually a “War on Work”.
5) Teachers Unions vs. Students – Terry Moe
Teachers are essential to student achievement, but teachers unions promote interests antithetical to students. How do we fix this problem?
6) The Missing Tile Syndrome – Dennis Prager
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I were _________”? Adjectives may have included: thinner, taller, smarter, etc. As Dennis Prager explains, we often focus on what’s missing in life.
7) What Creates Wealth? – George Gilder
Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? The answer is deceptively simple -- it’s what’s in our heads: knowledge.
8) God and Suffering – Peter Kreeft
Isn’t human suffering proof God must not exist? But how can “suffering” exist without an objective standard against which to judge it? If a standard exists, God exists.
9) How the Liberal University Hurts the Liberal Student – Matthew Woessner
Are most college professors liberal? Yes, says Matthew Woessner. However, liberal bias does not influence right-leaning students. Rather, it insulates left-leaning students.
10) Why is Modern Art so Bad? – Robert Florczak
For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. The ridiculous has replaced the sublime. What happened? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains.
11) Was it Wrong to Drop the Atom Bomb on Japan? – Wilson Miscamble
In recent years, President Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WWII has been condemned as immoral. Yet this interpretation lacks perspective and ignores context.
12) Is the UN Fair to Israel? – Anne Bayefsky
Israel has a stellar human rights record, so why is it single out for condemnation by the United Nations to the point of obsession?
13) Feminism vs. Truth – Christina Hoff Sommers
Women in America are the freest in the world, yet many feminists tell us women are oppressed. They advocate this falsehood through victim mentality propaganda and misleading tactics.
14) How to Solve America’s Spending Problem – Michael Tanner
Everyone complains about America’s debt, and rightly so, but how do we get out of it? As Cato’s Michael Tanner explains, spending has exploded in recent decades.
15) Money in Politics: What’s the Problem? – George Will
Is “campaign finance reform” a good way to regulate money in politics? George Will shows that is really a euphemism for controlling free speech, and that the real solution is to shrink government.
16) A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid – Kenneth Meshoe
How does a Black South African who lived through apartheid respond to the charge that Israel is “an apartheid state”?
17) Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals? – Derryck Green
Conservatives are accused of being racist on an almost daily basis. Is it a fair charge? Or is it just political poisoning?
18) What’s the Right Minimum Wage? – David Henderson
What’s the perfect minimum wage: is it $10 an hour? $15? How about zero? That’s right. Zero. Economist David Henderson shows how the minimum wage causes unemployment and causes lower-skilled workers to lose hours.
19) The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of 3 Brothers – Kip Hagopian
What is the Progressive Income Tax system and how does it actually work?
20) The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians – Raymond Ibrahim
The most persecuted people today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.
21) Is the Customer Always Right? – Dennis Prager
“The customer is always right” is a motto we hear often. It suggests that consumers only have rights and businesses only have obligations. That’s wrong. Dennis Prager explains why.
22) Why Bad Luck is Good – Adam Carolla
You’re lucky, you’re unlucky. Comedian and podcaster extraordinaire, Adam Carolla, explains why in his first course for Prager U.
23) Adam Carolla: Change Your Life – Adam Carolla
Only one species on the planet can change itself for the better. You belong to that species. Don’t waste the opportunity! Learn, live, grow.