New ARI Book: Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, ARI announces the publication of a new book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. Today, Islamic totalitarianism is still a threat: why? In this timely book, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo present an incisive answer: our culture’s prevailing ideas about morality subvert foreign-policy thinking and cripple our military action.

The book analyzes America’s post-9/11 approach to the Middle East — from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Bush’s crusade for democracy to the “Arab Spring,” Obama’s appeasement of Iran in the nuclear deal and the West’s pathetic response to the jihadist assault on free speech.

The essays in this book show how perverse moral ideas crippled U.S. foreign policy in the days, months, and years following 9/11. ARI has been warning of the tragic consequences of those flawed ideas for over fifteen years. Those predictions have proved correct.

“America is a military superpower with a self-esteem problem. We face a pathetic enemy — one we could have easily defeated years ago. Tragically, our leaders evade the nature of that enemy and lack the self-confidence and moral certainty needed to fight for our own self-defense,” notes Elan Journo. “But if we adopt the right philosophic ideas to guide us, we can end the Islamist menace.”

To celebrate the launch of this book, ARI is hosting a meet-the-authors reception and Q&A on September 14th at its headquarters in Irvine. Please join us and RSVP today.

The book, which includes contributions by Leonard Peikoff, Yaron Brook and Keith Lockitch, is now available for sale at Read the Introduction and Table of Contents.