Prager is sober and perceptive with a laser-like consistency.
An April 26 column headlined Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization is particularly excellent. You are aware, I hope, that the left does indeed loathe Western Civilization.
As Prager mentions, Stanford University students recently voted down, 1,992 to 347, a proposal to require — as it did until the 1980s — a survey course on Western Civilization.
This is lamentable. It is today’s Democrat Party.
Prager says the left loathes Western Civilization because the left hates standards, rules to play by, which is the very essence of any civilization, the opposite being anarchy.
Leftists dislike standards because with standards comes judgment, and leftists don’t want to be judged. Rules of right and wrong cramp their styles.
They prefer anarchy. In theory, at least. It’s one of those things that has a libertine appeal until it punches you in the face.
Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry with those who believe in something. — Dennis Prager.