Jun 3, 2016
Show 1522 Prager University Part 18
This ACU show consists of 13 five minute segments from Prager University.
Who's More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
Are abortion laws more conservative in America or in Western Europe? Would a pregnant woman seeking an abortion have an easier time getting one in Texas or in...Germany? The answers, as talk show host Elisha Krauss explains, may just change how you think about America's abortion laws.
What ISIS Wants
ISIS has conquered territory across the Middle East and northern Africa. It has terrorized its occupied cities, sown terror across Europe, and spread its ideology around the world. But what does ISIS want? What does it believe? Where did it come from? And can it be stopped? Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains.
Be a Man. Get Married.
Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.
Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?
It's been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees...and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about its Arab neighbors? Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, explains.
Why Private Investment Works & Govt. Investment Doesn't
From transportation to energy, and everything in between, should the government invest money in as many promising projects as possible? Or would that actually doom many of those ventures to failure? Burt Folsom, historian and professor at Hillsdale College, answers those questions by drawing on the fascinating history of the race to build America's railroads and airplanes.
Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy
To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected--oil, coal and natural gas.
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.
Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
Is it true that 1 in 5 women are raped on America's college campuses? If so, what does that say about our universities and the people who run them? If not, how did that statistic get into the mainstream? Caroline Kitchens, Senior Research Associate at the American Enterprise Institute, looks at the data and explains the very significant results.
Baseball: As Unique as America
Why is baseball called "America's pastime"? What makes it any more unique than, say, football, basketball, or hockey? George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the author of two bestselling books on baseball, explains why the sport known as "America's pastime" may really be just that.
Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can Do
What must the United States do to prevent more Islamist terror attacks like recent ones in Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino? Khurram Dara, a Muslim American activist, author and attorney, explains why it is Muslim Americans who must take the lead in identifying and combating Islamic extremists within their communities, before what's happening in Europe comes to our shores.
America's Socialist Origins
Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.
The Impact of PragerU
What impact does PragerU have? When it comes to Americans' views on politics, culture, economics, and religion, how big of a difference can five-minute videos make? Founder and president Dennis Prager explains
Did Bush Lie About Iraq?
Did George W. Bush lie to America about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction? Judith Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, covered the lead up to the Iraq War for The New York Times, and settles once and for all the big lie about the war in Iraq.
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For additional Prager University on our ACU podcast visit our past shows:
Part 1 of Prager University see ACU Show 531
Part 2 of Prager University see ACU Show 664
Part 3 of Prager University see ACU Show 908
Part 4 of Prager University see ACU Show 909
Part 5 of Prager University see ACU Show 910
Part 6 of Prager University see ACU Show 1018
Part 7 of Prager University see ACU Show 1019
Part 8 of Prager University see ACU Show 1108
Part 9 of Prager University see ACU Show 1213
Part 10 of Prager University see ACU Show 1214
Part 11 of Prager University see ACU Show 1256
Part 12 of Prager University see ACU Show 1268
Part 13 of Prager University see ACU Show 1305
Part 14 of Prager University see ACU Show 1337
Part 15 of Prager University see ACU Show 1389
Part 16 of Prager University see ACU Show 1460
Part 17 of Prager University see ACU Show 1501