A wonderful article by Dennis Prager, posted just today.

Here’s the money line:

Europe has given the world Marxism, communism, fascism, Nazism, racism and socialism, all rotten ideas that have caused immeasurable human suffering. But for Europeans and their ideological twins on the American left and at universities, ideas are not judged by their ability to ameliorate human suffering or reduce evil, but by their complexity and apparent profundity. An idea is not good because it produces good — that’s unromantic American pragmatism — it is good because it sounds good.

And as if to confirm my comments on Jerry Lewis’ weekend of success, he says…

….as a result of this socialist mindset, people in socialist countries give little charity, while Americans give vast amounts (just as Americans in conservative states give more charity per capita than people in liberal ones).

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