Prager “University” is little more than a media outlet that distributes videos featuring right-wing talking points, but pseudo-intellectual Dennis Prager insists that it’s a real university — just without the professors, the classes, the grades, the accreditation and the degrees. Other than that, though, totally legit.
By that definition, an intelligent conversation with someone is a “university.” This is Humpty Dumpty time — words mean exactly what he wants them to mean, neither more nor less. The fact that he makes such a ludicrous argument, in and of itself, shows what a farce this “university” is. He needs a course in logic 101 — from a real university.
“Now if ‘university’ means by definition you grant degrees and you are accredited by whoever accredits universities to be a degree-granting place, then we’re not a university,” Prager said.
That is exactly what the word university means.
“But is that the only definition? My contention is that it is a university, but it doesn’t grant degrees and it’s not accredited, and that’s absolutely accurate. We don’t portray ourselves as what we’re not. But if a university is a place to learn and learn and learn, and study and study and study, and gain wisdom, then why aren’t we a university?” Prager rhetorically asked.