Ben Stein’s Diary
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…

by | Jun 9, 2019

Saturday night and Mr Chow is hopping. It’s a fashionable, delicious Chinese bistro and as I waited for my guests, Magic Johnson walked in and upstairs to a private dining room. My guests came. Three astonishingly healthy-looking men from Holland,…

by | May 31, 2019

Now for a few words of praise and caution. First, Trump is now presiding over almost the longest, most robust recovery in the economic history of the United States. Only the ten-year boom culminating in the tech crash of 2000-2001…

by | May 28, 2019

1. God bless for all time the fliers and support crews of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain. 2. Let us be on our knees to the freedom fighters of Poland, Jewish and Catholic, who fought with…

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