Dr. Peikoff analyzes and rejects  — as appeasement-ridden and ineffectual  — the entire Bush administration response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S., from 9/11 until today.  America, he says, should have reacted to 9/11 as it did to Pearl Harbor, by declaring war not on Afghanistan or Iraq, but on Iran.

The public's approval of Bush's policies, he argues, indicates the tragic deterioration of the American mind in the last 60 years, owing to the influence in our schools and colleges of Progressive educators and irrationalist intellectuals. (Recorded April 21, 2003.)