Ben Stein’s Diary
by | Oct 15, 2019

What on earth is Sen. Warren thinking of? What are the mandarins of America’s business community thinking of? Mrs. Elizabeth Warren is clearly thinking, along with the French writer Proudhon, that “Property is theft,” and as a demagogue in politics…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Meanwhile, while we are talking about leadership, let’s not forget AOC and her “Squad” and the “Green New Deal.” This is her plan to completely stop using fossil fuels and eating meat within the next 11 years. This, supposedly, is…

by | Oct 7, 2019

Sunday So, now it’s Sunday and as usual I went to my computer and read a few emails from old pals, asking me what Nixon was really like. I thought I’d try answering this right away. Nixon was an ambitious…

by | Oct 1, 2019

Last week, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana, to speak to some of the most pleasant, most wide awake, alert people I have ever met. They are a group called INFOR, and they do software solutions for extremely difficult problems….

by | Sep 22, 2019

One of America’s great men, FDR, although not without faults, began the practice of speaking to the nation via radio shortly after he was inaugurated in the winter of 1933. He was talking about the banking crisis that then enveloped…

by | Sep 17, 2019

Today, I had a busy day. I am in the process of selling a small piece of property my wife and I own in Malibu right across the street from the house we own in Malibu. As I settled in…

by | Sep 1, 2019

August 31, 2019 It’s impossible to believe, but time passes so quickly that it’s now 80 years almost to the hour that World War II in Europe began with the Nazi invasion of Poland. I’m 74, so it was not…

by | Aug 1, 2019

First, health insurance. I totally agree that every American should have health care as a right. And like Bernie Sanders, I should know, because, “I wrote the damned bill … ” By which I mean I as a very junior…

by | Jul 24, 2019

Sunday Wow. It is hot down here in the desert. Judah and I drove down here this morning just for a change of scenery. It was about 88 degrees when we left L.A., and when we got off Highway 10…

by | Jun 28, 2019

On the night before Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington took an Austrian general on a tour of his troops. “They look like fine men,” said the polite minion of the Habsburg. “They are the scum of Europe,” said the Iron…

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