Dennis Prager Thinks It's 'Idiotic That You Cannot Say the N-Word,' Blames the 'Disgusting' Left

Conservative radio host and founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager said that the left had made it "impossible" to say the n-word, even to decry its usage, on his radio show Thursday.

In response to a phone call to The Dennis Prager Show about racial hate and anti-Semitism in America, Prager addressed a question about why he chose to say "the n-word" before using a slur for Jewish people in a previous segment about the private racism and anti-Semitism of former presidents Harry Truman and Richard Nixon.

"But you mentioned that President Truman used to use the n-word all the time, and then, two seconds later, you followed it up with the word [a slur for Jewish people]," the caller asked.

"So, why didn't I say 'k-word'? Because the left has made it impossible to say the n-word any longer. That's disgusting, it's a farce. It's the only word that you can't say in the English language," Prager said.

"But why is it OK to say the k-word?" the caller asked.

"Because the left doesn't give a damn about that word. That's why. The left runs the country in the culture. The Republicans have the Senate and the presidency and that's very important. But the culture? And the more the left controls the more totalitarian it is. That is not an attack, it's a statement of fact, like two plus two equals four. It is idiotic that you cannot say the n-word. Idiotic," Prager replied.

"Of course you should never call anybody the n-word, that's despicable. But to say the word? You cannot even say that the word is despicable. You have to say 'the n-word.' That's the answer," he added.

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Dennis Prager, shown here at the premiere of his documentary with Adam Carolla "No Safe Spaces," argued that it's "impossible" to say the n-word, even to decry its usage on Thursday. Michael Tullberg/Getty

Prager is perhaps best known for PragerU, his nonprofit organization and YouTube channel which creates short videos about politics, economics or philosophy as seen through a conservative lens. Last year, he starred in a film with comedian Adam Carolla called No Safe Spaces, which looked at free speech on college campuses and the idea of university safe spaces.

Prager has often argued that the left is racist and anti-Semitic. In a July appearance on Fox News, he said he was old enough at 70 to remember when "liberals were defending real Nazis," referring to the lawsuit between Skokie, Illinois and the National Socialist Party of America in the 1970s. In 1978's National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, which went before the Supreme Court, the heavily Jewish town tried to stop Neo-Nazis from holding a rally in their town. In the case, the Nazis were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union on First Amendment grounds.

In an editorial for Newsweek, Prager said the left had "poisoned mainstream religion," was "destroying the unique American commitment to free speech" with its stance against "hate speech" and had "poisoned race relations."

"America is the least racist multiracial society in the world. On a daily basis, Americans of every race and ethnicity get along superbly. But the black left and the white left constantly poison young minds with hate-filled diatribes against whites, 'white privilege,' 'systemic racism,' black dorms, black graduations, lies about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the like," Prager wrote.