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Think a Second Time

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What are the two great lies of the 20th century? Is there a solution to evil?

What matters more, blood or love?

Can a good man go to a striptease show?

Do you think you have the answers? ...Think a second time.

Dennis Prager, theologian and philosopher turned talk-show host, is one of the most brilliant and compelling voices in America today. His extraordinarily popular radio
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 30th 1996 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1995)
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Mar 01, 2010 Gail rated it really liked it
Mr. Prager is Jewish so I don't agree with everything he writes, but about 95% of what he says I agree with wholeheartedly.
Oct 21, 2010 Michael rated it it was amazing
I enjoy Dennis Prager's books, videos, and radio program. This is the third book of his that I've read, and I liked it a great deal. Prager is a political, religious, and cultural commentator who views the news and current events through the lens of Jewish morality and 'ethical monotheism.' This particular book was published in the mid-90s, so some of the examples he discussed were a bit dated (there was a long section on the LA riots, for example, as well as SCOTUS justice Clarence Thomas's app ...more
Jul 30, 2013 Aliya rated it liked it
Thinking twice is important, not only in the context of things that Prager addressed in his book, but also in our daily lives/relations. How often have we misunderstood or been misunderstood? How often have we not questioned further and took someone at his/her word even though it may not be the full story or we don't really comprehend what's going on?

In this book, Prager addresses many issues, all widely varied and not all directly connected in any way. This allows the reader to skip chapters to
Tim Patrick
Nov 12, 2012 Tim Patrick rated it really liked it
This hodge-podge collection of essays on things political, religious, moral, and general has one common factor: the author's ability to analyze and articulate the core issue on each entry. When you read the book, you understand that there are people in this world who have the innate skill to ponder methodically a subject and describe accurately the essence of what makes the topic so important to individuals and humanity. While I didn't agree with everything, and while I found some of the longer ...more
Dec 19, 2013 Laurence rated it liked it
I can't agree with Prager about his view of private vs. public morality, and his weird categorizing of of "sins". For instance, when you consume pornography on a regular basis with no qualms of conscience, you are not the person that you pretend to be, there is a dichotomy at the core of who you are, and others have a reason to doubt your integrity if it comes to the public eye. You might still be competent enough in the exercise of your functions, yet it is normal that other will esteem you les ...more
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Sep 19, 2016 Karen Cowgill rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give more stars! This book was eye opening, thought provoking and just plain GOOD!! Even if you disagree with him, or his politics, this is a great book! TRY IT!!
Jun 13, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing
The only thing that really irritated me about this book is now when I can't go have a salesperson bring me shoes to try so I can see if I like them and then order them on the internet instead. I bought a pair of Harley boots for 30 dollars more than I could have gotten them on the internet because I never would have known what size to get or if our local store hadn't had them and brought me different sizes. Shop local! Prager likens that to stealing from what I can remember. It has been awhile s ...more
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Apr 26, 2008 Taft Babbitt rated it it was amazing
Dennis says this is the most important of his books and I would agree. The premise is that many of us forumulate some ideas about significant things in life when we are young and may not have the wisdom or context that we hopefully have later in life. But given that often we don't take the time to go back and re-think through those ideas that we formed early. This book invites us to re-think many important ideas and of course Dennis gives his thoughts regarding them.
Aug 10, 2007 Trevor rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Simple people who are only slightly interested in politics
I can't say this was a great book. The author Dennis Prager certainly made me think about current issues, and their applicability to my value system. The book was fragmented, and each chapter consisted of it's own inclusive lesson. After getting about 40 pages into the book, I skipped a lot of the chapters I wasn't interested in. It made the book a lot more interesting to read. I would recommend you do the same.
Shane Hatch
Nov 24, 2012 Shane Hatch rated it it was amazing
Dennis is one of my favorite talk show hosts. He is amazing at clarifying positions and putting them out in a logical and understandable way. This book is 44 of his favorite essays that cover topics like; 'Human Nature', 'Children', 'The Struggle for the American Soul', and 'There is a Solution to Evil'.
Aug 22, 2007 Kevin rated it really liked it
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This book is a collection of 41 essays on different life topics. The Author shares his views on these topics and asks the reader to think about these topics in a new way. I did not agree with all of his conclusions, but it did cause me to think a second time.
Sep 08, 2010 Jay rated it really liked it
Excellent collection of short essays by probably the premier ethicist and philosopher of our time. While the subjects are many and varied, the overall them is "what is goodness, and how do we be good people?"
May 29, 2012 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Another classic from Everyone's Rabbi (I'm not Jewish, but he is still MY rabbi)! I do wish he would write an epilogue for today's issues, but his analysis of ethics, as always, is dead-on.
Feb 08, 2009 Brenda rated it really liked it
This is a very thought provoking book on many levels. I would recommend it to everyone. Makes you think over your all of your positions.
Roxy Beardall
Jun 17, 2010 Roxy Beardall rated it it was amazing
I put this one on my top 10 list. So many things to think about, as Dennis Prager says, a second time.
Nov 10, 2008 Jane rated it it was amazing
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Well worth the read whether you agree or disagree with his positions.
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Dennis Prager is an American syndicated radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author, and public speaker. He is noted for his conservative political and social views emanating from conservative Judeo-Christian values.
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