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What the Critics of “Islamophobia” Get Wrong

Blog Elan Journo | Oct 2016

“Islamophobia” in America is a “social cancer” — one that has “metastasized.” So claims the eminent scholar John L. Esposito of Georgetown University. Is it really? Andrew Harrod has a good write-up on Esposito's view, along with a forceful rebuttal to it. But let’s ask a prior question: What exactly does the term “Islamophobia” mean?


15 Years After 9/11, We Still Don’t Understand The Enemy

OPED by Elan Journo | Sep 2016

Many of us who lived through 9/11 remember one nightmare scenario: to have our daily lives clouded by the persistent threat of jihadist attacks. Fifteen years later, that’s our world: San Bernardino. Brussels. Orlando. Paris. Garland, Texas. Nice. Charlie Hebdo. The story of how we got here is dense


Elan Journo

Elan Journo | Nov 2013

Elan Journo is a fellow and director of Policy Research at the Ayn Rand Institute. He writes and speaks for ARI; he is a senior editor; he teaches at the Objectivist Academic Center; and he leads the Junior Fellows Program in Policy Research and Legal Studies.   He specializes in the application of


Why We Are Losing Hearts and Minds

OPED by Keith Lockitch | Sep 2006

Five years into our “war on terror,” the Iraqi insurgency is raging, with no apparent end to the new recruits eager to wage jihad against the West. Support for offensive action has faded among a disheartened American public, while the terrorists are growing in number and in boldness. Where have our


The Other Islamic State, Our Ally

Blog Elan Journo | Dec 2015

Why has Ashraf Fayadh, a poet and artist, been sentenced to death? A court of law found him “guilty on five charges that included spreading atheism, threatening the morals of . . . society and having illicit relations with women”: he has been branded an apostate, for which the penalty is death. Where did this happen?


Yaron Brook

| Nov 2013

Yaron Brook is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman.   Brook can be heard weekly on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on the BlogTalkRadio podcast Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PT, as well AM560


Elan Journo at the Leadership Program of the Rockies

Blog The Editors | May 2015

Every year, The Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) in Denver, CO, organizes several full-day sessions intended to equip up-and-coming leaders in law, business, academia, policy and politics with the intellectual ammunition they need to become principled advocates of free markets and limited government.