Prager H2: The results of a new vitamin study from the Institute of Medicine are reported in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal with opposite recommendations. Dennis also touches on the Christmas tree bomber’s entrapment defense; The fact that there has been so little coverage of the murder of one of Iran’s top nuclear scientists; and the controversy surrounding a 5 year old boy who dressed up as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween.
Prager H3: Dennis talks to Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist in Holland, who has studied near-death experiences in patients for more than twenty years. His new book is Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience.
Prager H1: Most people recognize that the self-esteem movement has been at best silly and at worst injurious to society. No one is recommending that parents never praise a child or that parents seek to cultivate a low self-image in their child. But, if raising good adults is the primary task of a parent, trying to give one’s child high self-esteem is not helpful, and it can easily be counterproductive.
Prager H2: Dennis brings another domestic terror story to light. This one is not about the Christmas Tree Bomber. This one is about a research scientist who receives regular death threats from environmental extremists. The damage Wikileaks has done could be extensive and fatal. Dennis talks to Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. His new book is Leadership and Crisis.
Prager H3: Dennis talks to Thanassis Cambanis, veteran Middle East journalist. He has written for the NY Times and Boston Globe among many other publication. He also teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His new book is A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War against Israel.
Prager H1: A Somali-American plotted to murder and maim thousands of his adopted countrymen in Portland, Oregon. The FBI thwarted the attack. The NY Times aids and abets the efforts by Wikileaks to embarrass the USA. Is America exceptional? The Republicans have no problem saying yes. But Democrats and President Obama aren’t so sure.
Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: is it okay to change your order in a restaurant; why do so many Jews seem to get married in country clubs; should one continue to support a liberal organization if one has become conservative; was Christianity forced on blacks; can America recapture its values or have we drifted too far from them; why is clarity so important; do Republicans have a utopian vision of America. A Best of Prager Hour. Originally broadcast on June 18, 2010.
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