When people hear it said that Islam is America’s philosophical enemy, they often recoil at the mistaken implication that the police may therefore arrest anyone who adheres to that religion. But there is a crucial distinction, argues Peter Schwartz, between a philosophical enemy and a political enemy.
Government & Business
“[S]o long as you have free speech, protect it,” Ayn Rand said. “This is the life-and-death issue in this country . . .” Yet today that precious freedom is under siege.
In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, originally airing June 18 on 560AM The Answer, Brook analyzes the atrocity in Orlando.
In this episode of The Yaron Brook, originally airing on 560AM The Answer on June 18, Yaron Brook analyzes the recent atrocity in Orlando.
Isn’t summer the perfect time to read a good book? We think so. That is why we at ARI have compiled a summer reading list with a selection of great books covering today’s important issues from a distinctly Objectivist perspective. These books address topics such as the inequality debate, the threat from Islamic totalitarianism, the state of American education and other significant issues.
What we do know so far about Orlando: in a 911 call, the killer at the Pulse nightclub pledged allegiance to Islamic State, and he had previously expressed a fervent desire to become a “martyr.” In their speeches responding to the massacre, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each sought to demonstrate a firmer, clearer grasp of the jihadist menace — and therefore prove themselves best positioned to combat it. Each channeled one of the prevalent views in our culture. Both, however, are profoundly wrong. Both are united, ironically enough, in negating the crucial role of ideas in animating the jihadist cause.
Culture & Society
For his principled defense of freedom of speech, Flemming Rose has been awarded the 2016 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.
On April 21, 2016, The Federalist published an all-new op-ed by Elan Journo, in which he argues that we are losing the war against groups like ISIS, the Pakistani Taliban, al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood until we understand the motivation — the ideology — that unites them.
Last week, the Claremont Review of Books published Elan Journo’s review of Ilan Berman’s Iran's Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic's Quest for Global Power.
In this video clip, ARI fellow Elan Journo explains that jihadists are fundamentally motivated by religion, not economic hardship.