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PragerU: Left Or Liberal

Dennis Prager, the founder of Prager University, hosts the latest installment from the outlet, titled “Left or Liberal.” He explains and analyzes the divide between leftism and liberalism, a matter of much confusion for conservatives and progressives alike.

“What’s the difference between a liberal and a leftist?” asks Prager. “This question stumps most people because they think liberal and left are essentially the same.”

He continues, “But they’re not. In fact, liberalism and leftism have almost nothing in common. But the left has appropriated the word “liberal” so effectively almost everyone, liberals, leftists and conservatives, thinks they are synonymous. But they’re not.”

With examples right out of today’s headlines, Prager examines the issues of race, capitalism, nationalism, free speech, and each side’s point of view when it comes to the United States in order to highlight the dueling values of leftism and liberalism. Liberals want to bridge these divides while leftists are only interested in tearing things down.

One of the key differences is the stark contrast of opinion when it comes to Western Civilization.

“Liberals have always championed and sought to protect Western civilization,” Prager says. “Liberals celebrate the West’s unique moral, philosophical, artistic, musical and literary achievements, and have taught them at virtually every university. The most revered liberal in American political history, President Franklin Roosevelt, often cited the need to protect Western civilization and even ‘Christian civilization.’ Yet, when President Donald Trump spoke of the need to protect Western civilization in a speech in Warsaw, the left-wing media, also known as the mainstream media, denounced him. They argued that Western civilization is no better than any other and that ‘Western civilization’ is just a euphemism for ‘white supremacy.’”

“Dear liberals,” he emphasizes. “Conservatives are not your enemy. The Left is.”

No doubt the Left will act with their predictable toxicity as the video goes viral.

You can watch the feature below: