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ARI Presents the Summer Reading List of 2016

Blog The Editors | Jun 2016

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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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At Free-Speech Event, UCLA Tried to Ban My Book

OPED by Elan Journo | Feb 2017

At UCLA Law School last week, a squad of student “thought police” tried to ban my book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. They don’t want you to know the book even exists, let alone what's inside it. And the UCLA administration enabled them.

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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?

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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. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and