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Defending Free Speech: Islamic Totalitarianism vs. Free Speech

Blog The Editors | Jul 2016

Ever since Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989, Islamic totalitarians have been threatening and killing “offensive” “blasphemers” for the “crime” of exercising their right to free speech. But instead of standing up for and protecting the individual’s right to free speech, our leaders and intellectuals have been busy appeasing those who demand religion-based censorship and blaming the victims for being too provocative.

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Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism

Book by Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo | 2016

The military strength of the United States is unmatched in all of world history. Yet fifteen years after September 11, Islamic totalitarianism is undefeated, emboldened, and on the march: from Paris and San Bernardino to Brussels and Orlando. Why? The fundamental problem lies in the irrational

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Previously on The Yaron Brook Show: 9/11, Fifteen Years Later with Elan Journo

Blog The Editors | Sep 2016

It has been fifteen years since the horrible terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Yaron Brook and Elan Journo discuss Elan and Onkar Ghate’s new book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. Topics covered include ARI’s distinctive perspective of the threat of Islamic totalitarianism, why destroying ISIS is necessary, what to do about the “self-radicalization” of so-called lone wolves and innocents in war.

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On Trump’s Immigration Ban [Audio]

Blog The Editors | Feb 2017

Will Trump’s immigration ban protect us from Islamic totalitarianism? Is it based on facts or on irrational fears? Should we vet immigrants? In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Brook offers an objective analysis of Trump’s executive order on immigration.

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Previously on The Yaron Brook Show: How to Change a Culture: New Intellectuals

Blog The Editors | May 2016

In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, originally airing on May 21, 2016, guest host Elan Journo, ARI fellow and author of Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, discusses the need for new intellectuals, the Objectivist Academic Center’s role in training new intellectuals, why “radicalization” is an improper conceptualization of the cause of terrorism, the value in recognizing the good in the world and celebrating its root as well as some highlights of Objectivist Summer Conference 2016.

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After Banning My Book, UCLA Explains Itself

Blog Elan Journo | Feb 2017

Two weeks ago, some students and the administration at UCLA School of Law tried to ban my book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism from being displayed at a free-speech panel. (The event was co-sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute and The Federalist Society; you can read a detailed account in my editorial at The Hill.) Appalled by that incident, I wondered whether this was typical of UCLA, whether the university would explain its actions, whether it cared at all about intellectual freedom.

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Previously on The Yaron Brook Show: Do We Need a “Foreign Policy Elite”?

Blog The Editors | May 2016

In this recent episode of The Yaron Brook Show, originally airing on May 14, 2016, guest host Elan Journo, ARI fellow and author of Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, discusses the tremendous educational, social and spiritual value of attending Objectivist Summer Conference 2016; whether America needs “elites,” especially in foreign policy; how Hamas’s rise to power illustrates how philosophical ideas shape our foreign policy; the theme of his upcoming book, tentatively titled Unprincipled: Why America’s Foreign Policy Undercuts Israel and Empowers Jihadists; why you should read Allan Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri’s A Companion to Ayn Rand.