- Dennis Prager attended Brooklyn College and graduated with a double major in anthropology and history. From 1970–72, he attended the Middle East and Russian Institutes at the Columbia University School of International Affairs, however he left graduate school to write an introduction to Judaism. 
Dennis Prager is a conservative radio talk show host and author. Prager and his business partner Allen Estrin founded the conservative 501(c)(3) online media organization Prager University, or PragerU, which works to spread “'Americanism' through the power of the Internet.” It promotes “conservative sound bites that clarify profoundly significant and uniquely American concepts for more than 100 million people each year.” , 
While it styles itself as a university, the website footer notes that “Prager University is not an accredited academic institution and does not offer certifications or diplomas.” According to a Rewire profile, “Dennis Prager, has historically fought against what he describes as 'liberal' evils—marriage equality, feminism, and multiculturalism.” The profile suggests that PragerU targets middle school and high school children. According to PragerU's 2014 annual report, a priority is to develop relationships with educators in “in college, high school, middle school and homeschools.” , 
Prager first began broadcasting on radio in 1982, and his show became nationally syndicated in 1999. From 1994 to 1995, Prager also hosted a national television show. Prager received an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University. In October 1986, he was appointed by Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. , 
Prager, using one student as evidence, has voiced concerns that modern universities are producing a “a homosexuality-celebrating culture.” He called campus rape a “gargantuan lie to get votes” by the “feminist left.” He has said that gay marriage is a more important problem than the economy, describes climate change (as well as the prevalence of heterosexual AIDS) as “hysteria,” and claims that environmentalists “are more devoted to nature than to human life.” , , , , 
Stance on Climate Change
PragerU has consistently promoted videos by prominent climate change deniers including Alex Epstein, Bjorn Lomborg, Patrick Moore, and Richard Lindzen. One of PragerU's most popular videos, claiming over 5.7 million views, features Richard Lindzen, and is titled “Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say”: , 
In a tweet pointing to two of Lindzen's videos, including the above, Prager said:
“You know there's not a grant that goes out from this government unless there is a tie-in to the fraud of global warming? Do you know how many scientists' lives have been ruined by that fraud? That fraudulent, make-believe, created myth of global warming caused by man? Every research grant has to show a tie to global warming to be funded.
Do you know how many young scientists' and old scientists' lives have been ruined because they wouldn't go along with that? I would tell Donald Trump to reach out to them and bring the real scientists back into science and into medicine. So that America can see real science and real medical research again, not the Soviet-style science that has emerged under Barry Obama from Honolulu.” 
In an interview with climate change denier Ian Plimer, Dennis Prager describes climate change as “only the latest hysteria,” comparing it to what he describes as “the hysteria over heterosexual AIDS in America”: 
“To me, this is only the latest hysteria. I have lived through so many in my lifetime, that I don’t believe a single one has actually panned out. […] And then the hysteria over heterosexual AIDS in America, millions were predicted to die from it, Newsweek and Time were culprits there as they so often are. The popular media are spectacularly irresponsible, because hysteria sells and non-hysteria does not sell copy. […] If it turns out that global warming is a tragedy, then so I should be so judged. In the meantime, the President and others should be judged because they are transforming the American economy and therefore the world economy based on drivel.” 
Dennis Prager & Feminism
Prager has called the campus rape culture a “gargantuan lie to get votes” and “nonsense” promoted by the “feminist left.” According to Prager, women today “whose identities are wrapped up in being a feminist are nearly all dummies.” Speaking with Breitbart, Prager claims that universities now “have whole departments of nonsense, like Gender Studies and Women’s Studies” and that “It’s the most anti-intellectual place in the country. It’s a very big problem.” , 
According to Prager, “feminism […] is the most mislabeled movement. It is actually masculinism.” 
Prager has been criticized by feminists and also accused by one Daily KOS author for endorsing “marital rape.” The accusation arose from a December 23, 2008 column written by Prager titled ”When a Woman Isn't In the Mood, Part I,” which contained the following paragraph: , , , 
“It is an axiom of contemporary marital life that if a wife is not in the mood, she need not have sex with her husband. Here are some arguments why a woman who loves her husband might want to rethink this axiom.” 
A second Daily KOS author reviewed Prager's full column and concluded he was ”NOT advocating marital rape,” and that the first accusation was not justified. “What I see Prager saying is that a loving wife will CONSENT to a man's request for sex even if she doesn't feel like it,” the author writes. 
“In Part I, I made the argument that any woman who is married to a good man and who wants a happy marriage ought to consent to at least some form of sexual relations as much as possible. (Men need to understand that intercourse should not necessarily be the goal of every sexual encounter.)
In Part II, I advance the argument that a wife should do so even when she is not in the mood for sexual relations,” Prager begins. He then outlines “eight reasons for a woman not to allow not being in the mood for sex to determine whether she denies her husband sex.” 
PragerU also posts videos on feminism. For example, one video features conservative radio commentator Tammy Bruce in a course titled “Feminism 2.0” According to the video, women have men to thank for feminist progress: 
“It is easy for feminists to forget this, but it was men who gave up their monopoly on political power and gave women the right to vote,” Bruce says in the video. “Men who invented birth control, the refrigerator, the washing machine, and so many other devices that liberated women.” 
PragerU features a number of videos by Christina Hoff Sommers of the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) including a video claiming “There is No Gender Wage Gap” and a similarly titled video on “The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap“ (AKA “Feminism vs. Truth”), and another video titled the “War on Boys.” , , 
In another PragerU video, Dennis Prager argues that “The power of the visual to excite men has no analogue in women.” Prager also pointing to another video on the subject, titled “Men and the Power of the Visual.“ , 
Prager, who has denied the existence of a campus rape problem, also claims that being falsely accused of rape could be just as bad or worse than the actual act of rape: 
“The rape of a name can be as vicious a crime and as destructive an act as the rape of a body. Sometimes the rape of a body is worse, sometimes the rape of a name is worse. But they are both rapes,” he wrote. 
Prager has further argued that feminism is a root of depression in women: 
“So, while society continued to teach boys to control themselves, it stopped teaching girls to do so. Girls' emotions and feelings were inherently valuable. And denying this was attacked as sexist, if not misogynistic.
“Consequently, the women many of these girls grew into lacked the ability to control their natures, to control their emotions, or their moods, and therefore lacked the facility to engage in the self-control necessary for happiness and the avoidance of depression.
“Another aspect of feminism that has probably contributed to many women's unhappiness was the rejection of femininity.” 
“The left has a monopoly, almost a monopoly, on hysteria,” he said. “And I will just give you a few examples of the hysterias of your lifetime. One was heterosexual AIDs in America. Do you remember that? when we were told by Time and Newsweek and The New York Times, remember when they said AIDS doesn’t discriminate? Well, that was a lie. AIDS does discriminate. It happens to attack in America—and I emphasize in America— overwhelmingly, gay men and intravenous drug users and his partners. You know the group least likely to get AIDS? Gay women. So it can’t be homophobic to say the truth.” 
“We dropped two atom bombs over Japan,” Prager said. “Why? Because the context morally demanded it and the moral demand in our time in America is the defeat of the Left.” 
“[L]eftism is a terminal cancer in the American bloodstream and soul. So our first and greatest principle is to destroy this cancer before it destroys us. We therefore see voting for Donald Trump as political chemotherapy needed to prevent our demise.” 
April 21, 2015
“Where I live in Southern California, the reason we have no water is not because of drought, it is because of the worship of nature. For example, the incredible amount of water that is taken from humans in order to save some six-inch fish. This is the worship of nature.” 
“They didn’t hate communism. They hated Reagan more than Brezhnev,” he said. “I said, ‘I can’t be here. I hate evil. They don’t hate evil.’ The left doesn’t hate evil, the left hates carbon emissions.” 
“You don't need a liberal religion,” he said. “It exists. Leftism is a religion. It even has a Bible - the editorial page of your newspaper (The New York Times).” 
“[T]he self-esteem movement officially launched by California in 1986 has been at best silly and at worst injurious to society,” Prager wrote. “There is no correlation between goodness and high self-esteem. But there is a correlation between criminality and high self-esteem. […] Yes, people with high self-esteem are the ones most prone to violence.” 
Prager wrote that high self-esteem in children can “produce a less moral individual”: 
“High self-esteem in children does not produce good character, and in fact is likely to produce a less moral individual,” Prager wrote. 
“There is only one good thing about the Obama administration's attempts to nationalize most health care and to begin to control Americans' energy consumption through cap-and-trade: clarity about the left. These attempts are enabling more and more Americans to understand the thinking and therefore the danger of the left,” Prager wrote.
“ Right now, America's only hope of staying American rather than becoming European lies in making these principles as clear as possible to as many Americans as possible. The left is so giddy with power right now, we actually have a chance.” 
“I don't think that the press covers always what's most important. Because, honestly, whatever side you're on, I can't think frankly of a more important issue even including the economy, than the definition of marriage.” 
“America is engaged in two wars for the survival of its civilization. The war over same-sex marriage and the war against Islamic totalitarianism are actually two fronts in the same war — a war for the preservation of the unique American creation known as Judeo-Christian civilization.
“One enemy is religious extremism. The other is secular extremism.
“One enemy is led from abroad. The other is directed from home.”
“Judaism cannot make peace with homosexuality because homosexuality denies many of Judaism's most fundamental principles. It denies life, it denies God's expressed desire that men and women cohabit, and it denies the root structure that Judaism wishes for all mankind, the family.”
Without citing a source, Prager also notes, “While the typical lesbian has had fewer than ten 'lovers,' the typical male homosexual in America has had over 500. […] Men, not women, are sexually sadistic. The indiscriminate sex that characterizes much of male homosexual life represents the antithesis of Judaism's goal of elevating human life from the animal-like to the Godlike.” 
Dennis Prager and comedian Adam Carolla began filming a movie parodying political correctness at universities. They launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the film, titled No Safe Spaces, and aim to raise $500,000 which would be matched by Dangerous Documentaries, the production arm of the self-described “investigative think tank,” Capital Research Center (CRC). 
View the video pitch below:
The CRC, which has also described global warming as “nonsense,” has received over $265,000 from ExxonMobil, and nearly $700,000 from Koch Foundations, among millions from other conservative funders. Historically, CRC also advocated for smoking while being paid by the tobacco industry. , , 
February 26, 2013
“So who would oppose something that could save millions of children's lives and millions of other children from blindness?
The answer is people who are more devoted to nature than to human life.
And who might such people be?
They are called environmentalists.” 
August 27, 2013
“I have never written that there is a threat of fascism in America. I always considered the idea overwrought. But now I believe there really is such a threat – and it will come draped not in an American flag, but in the name of tolerance and health,” Prager wrote at the National Review. 
“Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that an event photographer's refusal on religious grounds to shoot the commitment ceremony of a same-sex couple amounted to illegal discrimination.”
“This is what happened to a florist in Washington State who had always sold flowers to gay customers, but refused to be the florist for a gay wedding: sued and fined.
“This is what happened to a baker in Oregon who had always sold his goods to gays, but refused to provide his products to a gay wedding: sued and fined.
“This is what happened in Massachusetts, Illinois, and elsewhere to Catholic Charities, historically the largest adoption agency in America. Their placing children with married (man-woman) couples, rather than with same-sex couples, was deemed intolerant and a violation of the law. In those and other states, Catholic Charities has left adoption work.
“In the name of tolerance – fighting sexual harassment – five- and six-year-old boys all over the country are brought to the police for innocently touching a girl.
“In the name of tolerance – girls' high school teams in California and elsewhere must now accept male players who feel female.
“In the name of tolerance - businesses cannot fire a man who one day shows up on the sales floor dressed as a woman.” 
July 31, 2012
In a National Review article titled “Sandusky Abused Children, NCAA Abuses History,” Prager criticized the NCAA for removing Penn State's football victories after the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal. Prager goes on to compare “the terrible wrong committed by the NCAA’s rewriting of history” to the introduction of the introduction of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act in California. 
“That American history is dominated by the contributions of white Anglo-Saxon Protestant males is irrelevant to all those who see history as a feel-good exercise, not the relating of what actually occurred,” Prager wrote at the National Review. “[A]ccording to California’s teachers, the purpose of education is not to teach truth, it is to 'adequately portray the diversity of our society.'”
“The lesson the NCAA is teaching young people — that history and truth don’t matter if enough powerful people don’t want them to matter — can be as injurious to society as the cover-up was to the victims of Sandusky,” Prager added. 
April 27, 2009
Prager hosted Australian climate change denier and mining industry executive Ian Plimer on his show. Prager introduced Plimer, whose background is in mining geology, as “one of the most prominent of Australia’s scientists” in the climate change arena. Emphasis and links added to common myths, as debunked at SkepticalScience. 
“I need to introduce to you yet another highly prominent scientist from around the world who has so much important data to give to us about the, what is called global warming, or has been now metamorphosed into climate change since it may not be warming,” Prager began. 
Plimer claims that mainstream climate scientists have “sold their souls” on the search of “fame and fortune”: 
DP: So you feel that a lot of scientists have sold their souls?
IP: Oh, very much so. It’s a case of following the money. It’s a case of following the fashions and the fads. It’s a case of getting the fame and the fortune which comes with something like this, and we’ve seen it before in science, and we’ve seen at times that science has made some monumental errors which have been corrected. There is a self-correcting process in science. But it’s got a lag to it, and it takes some time before you can actually get the science corrected by new science.
Plimer also claims that Arctic sea melt is “quite normal”: 
DP: Let me raise the most popular notions with regard to so-called global warming, or now climate change, and have you respond to them. The one that is raised the most often is pictures of Arctic and Antarctic ice melting. How do you respond to that?
IP: The ice sheets wax and wane all the time. They expand and they contract. It’s rather like having a Christmas pudding. If you put your fist into it, then some of the pudding will move out of the bowl and will rise. 
DP: Yes, exactly. That’s what it would seem. So let’s go back, this is really critical, the ice issue. So this notion of ice melting, what you’re saying is it’s, this is utterly normal for both the Arctic and the Antarctic.
IP: It’s quite normal, and we’ve had ice sheets squeezed out. […]
Dennis Prager breaks in to summarize his view of the science, for his viewers: 
DP: All right, so again, I have to review this for my sake and my listeners’ sake, that in the past, there have been times of far greater carbon dioxide amounts in the atmosphere of Earth, and it was not hotter, and ice was not melting. 
IP: That’s correct, and in fact, we had a number of big ice ages that lasted for tens of millions of years when we had high carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
DP: So they’re simply not related.
DP: so what is…what do you make of the whole notion of greenhouse gases?
IP: Well, the major greenhouse gas in the air is water vapor. The other greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, which once it’s got up to about twenty or fifty parts per million, it’s done its job, and you can double or quadruple or triple carbon dioxide and it makes very little difference to temperature. That’s why we’ve been able to have very high carbon dioxide contents in the past and not have a runaway greenhouse, or not have…
DP: Is it possible to have too much carbon dioxide?
IP: Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It’s plant food. And every time we’ve had high carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, we’ve had a thriving of life on Earth. 
When Keith Ellison was elected as the first Muslim to the United States Congress, Prager wrote that he should not be allowed to take his oath on the Koran but rather the Bible: 
“He should not be allowed to do so – not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization,” Prager wrote. “ it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism […] Devotees of multiculturalism and political correctness who do not see how damaging to the fabric of American civilization it is to allow Ellison to choose his own book need only imagine a racist elected to Congress.”
Prager adds that Ellison, would “be doing more damage to the unity of America and to the value system that has formed this country than the terrorists of 9-11.” 
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) responded to Prager's column, noting that “Prager is flat-out wrong when he asserts that Representative Ellison’s use of a Koran would be 'damaging to the fabric of American civilization.' To the contrary, the U.S. Constitution guarantees that, 'no religious test shall ever be required' to hold public office in America.” 
The ADL also notes that Prager is also misinformed, as members of Congress are not officially sworn in with a Bible. Rather, the official swearing-in ceremony is done in House chambers, and the oath of office administered en masse by the Speaker of the House. “No Bibles or other holy books are used at all,” ADL notes. “Members may, if they choose, also have a private ceremony with family and friends. At these unofficial ceremonies, Members frequently solemnize the event by taking an oath while holding a personal family Bible.” 
Dennis Prager is a prolific author at numerous publications including TownHall, National Review, Creators Syndicate, and numerous other sources. View the attached spreadsheet for a list of Prager's National Review and Townhall articles, sorted by date (.xlsx).
According to his profile at Creators Syndicate, Prager has written a number of books including Happiness Is A Serious Problem (1998), Think A Second Time (1996), The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, and Why The Jews? The Reason For Antisemitism. From 1985 to 1995, Dennis Prager wrote and published the journal Ultimate Issue. From 1995 to 2000, he wrote The Prager Perspective. 
- How Iraq Was Won and Lost (Video short) (producer) — 2017
- Baseball, Dennis, & the French (Documentary) — 2011
- The Middle East Problem (Video Short) — 2010
- Fuck (Documentary) — 2005
- Israel in a Time of Terror (Video documentary) (producer) — 2002
- For Goodness Sake (producer) — 1993
- For Goodness Sake II (Short) (Producer) —1996
- The Dennis Prager Show (TV Series) — 1995
- For Goodness Sake (Short) (Producer) — 1993
Madaline Donnelly. “How Dennis Prager’s Conservative Online University Reaches Millions,” The Daily Signal, November 4, 2015. Archived August 29, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/HQ7bD
Bria Shea. “Fracking Titans Spend Millions Proselytizing School Children,” Rewire, April 30, 2015. Archived August 29, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/SphpV
“Thanks A Million: Make that Twenty-Four Million!” (PDF), Prager University, 2014.
“NRO's Dennis Prager: Campus Rape Culture Is A 'Gargantuan Lie to Get Votes,'” Media Matters, October 30, 2014. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Dennis Prager Thinks Gay Marriage Bigger Threat Than Bad Economy,” YouTube video uploaded by user “heathr456,” April 12, 2009. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Leading Australian Earth Scientist Debunks Global Warming,” The Dennis Prager Show, April 27, 2009. Archived December 24, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/in0G2
“Exclusive – Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager Talk Smashing the Left’s ‘Safe Spaces’: ‘When You Confront the Cowards, They Flee’,” Breitbart, May 25, 2017. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/nB9xk
“NRO's Dennis Prager: Campus Rape Culture Is A 'Gargantuan Lie to Get Votes,'” Media Matters, October 30, 2014. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Conservative Pundit Dennis Prager Says College Sexual Assaults Are Lies To Get Votes,” HuffPost, October 29, 2014. Archived August 30, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/ElWsJ
Megan Carpentier. “Dennis Prager Still Thinks Women Should Just Give It Up Already,” Jezebel, December 30, 2008. Archived August 30, 2017.
Megan Carpentier. “Conservative Dennis Prager Knows It's Not Rape If His Wife 'Submits',” Jezebel, December 23, 2008. Archived August 30, 2017.
“Feminism 2.0,” PragerU, February 10, 2014.
“There Is No Gender Wage Gap,” PragerU, March 6, 2016.
“The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap,” PragerU, September 22, 2014.
“War on Boys,” PragerU, May 19, 2014
“He Wants You,” YouTube video uploaded by user “PragerU,” March 2, 2015. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Men and the Power of the Visual,” YouTube video uploaded by user “PragerU,” January 28, 2016. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Dennis Prager On Global Warming,” YouTube video uploaded by user “Audioburst,” January 12, 2017. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
Robert Mainville. “Dennis Prager: ‘Heterosexual AIDS’ And Campus Rape Are Liberal Lies,” Right Wing Watch, October 17, 2016. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/6hEEI
“Moral Demand of Our Time Trump's Only Saving Grace?” CBN News, June 17, 2016. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/24ILc
Dennis Prager. “NeverTrump, NeverHillary and the ‘Principles’ Question,” Stream, September 7, 2016. Archived November 6, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/1ouAQ
Kyle Mantyla. “Dennis Prager Blames California Drought On ‘Worship Of Nature’,” Right Wing Watch, April 21, 2015. Archived September 6, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/zWNLm
Miranda Blue. “Dennis Prager: ‘The Left Doesn’t Hate Evil, The Left Hates Carbon Emissions’,” Right Wing Watch, March 19, 2015. Archived September 6, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/An0Dl
Dennis Prager. “Want To Raise a Good Person? Stop Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem,” Townhall, November 30, 2010. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/zqit5
Dennis Prager. “San Francisco and Islamists: Fighting the same enemy,” Townhall, March 2, 2004. Archived October 10, 2004. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/OL2YJ
“San Francisco and Islamists: Fighting the same enemy,” The Dennis Prager Show, March 2, 2004. Archived September 4, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/n53yG
Dennis Prager. “Judaism’s Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality,” Crisis 11, no. 8 (September 1993). Republished at Catholiceducation.org. Archived June 5, 2004. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/PbWSL
Paul Bond. “Adam Carolla Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'No Safe Spaces' Movie,” Holywood Reporter, April 24, 2017. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/9RxEu
Steven J. Allen. “Global Warming: 25 years of this nonsense,” Capital Research Center, April 21, 2015. Archived September 5, 2017.
“Capital Research Center and the tobacco industry,” SourceWatch. Accessed October 18, 2015.
“CancerScam Message Track,” May, 1997. Retrieved from Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. Bates #2078829061-2078829063.
Luke Brinker. “NRO's Dennis Prager: LGBT Non-Discrimination Efforts Breed 'Fascism',” Media Matters, August 27, 2013. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/htg5n
Dennis Prager. “America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on,” Townhall, November 28, 2006. Archived September 5, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/500Ru
(Press Release). “ADL Statement on Dennis Prager's Attack On Muslim Congressman for Taking Oath of Office on Koran,” Anti-Defamation League, December 1, 2006. Archived December 30, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/bmNIA
“Explaining how the water vapour greenhouse effect works,” Skeptical Science. Archived September 8, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/RVTLd
“Human activity is driving retreat of Arctic sea ice,” SkepticalScience. Archived September 8, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/qEscs
“Do high levels of CO2 in the past contradict the warming effect of CO2?” SkepticalScience. Archived September 8, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/0IoIK
“Does CO2 always correlate with temperature (and if not, why not?),” SkepticalScience. Archived September 8, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/SvAqP
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Dennis Prager. “Liberalism and Victimhood,” Human Events, June 3, 2008.
* Profile image of Dennis Prager speaking at CPAC 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.