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Dennis Praeger to speak at U. of Wyoming..
Wed Nov 8, 2017 3:18pm

... on Thursday, November 9, on the topic “Why Socialism Makes People Selfish.”

But, as so often the case on college campuses, the student government’s Director of Diversity and other students want to shut the event down.

Calling Dennis’ past comments “bigoted,” “horrific,” and “disgusting” – and Dennis a “racist, homophobic, xenophobic, red-baiting, anti-academic, climate denying, rape apologist” – the protest organizers want to “prevent him from speaking here” and “don’t want people who spout hate speech on [our] campus.”

As usual, the protestors have been abetted by the media. The Gillette News Record (in an article that purports to be news) calls Dennis “a polarizing conservative figure with a history of controversial statements and positions,” and a “conservative firebrand.”

“This is yet another example of the illiberal left’s attempt to shut down free speech on college campuses. Rather than simply choosing not to attend, or offering a dissenting viewpoint in an informed, respectful and courteous manner, their preferred approach is to intimidate and shut down conservative speakers. They’ve even resorted to calling me, a practicing Jew, anti-Semitic and a neo-Nazi.”

“Liberals have always embraced the competition of ideas and believed that if their idea is the best, it will ultimately win the day. But liberalism has essentially died on American campuses – killed by leftists. My belief – in part because of the fact that PragerU has already garnered 500 million views this year – is that over time young Americans will come to understand the threat the left poses to all that is beautiful and good in American life. And that they will see who the real haters and bigots are.”

“I look forward to speaking at the University of Wyoming – and doing so in the same respectful and rational manner I have always spoken. I also look forward to answering every question and challenge students wish to pose. I cannot promise that I will change the mind of every student who comes; I can, however, promise that most students will wonder why anyone at their university called me a bigot and a hater.”

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