At a free speech panel last summer, an audience member asked: “How would you apply the question of free speech to radical Islamic preachers like Anjem Choudary and people like that, who are calling for the downfall of the West and sometimes directly inciting violence? Should they be silenced? Or should they be free to say what they feel?”
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dizzyingly complicated. In this talk, Elan Journo — author of an upcoming book on the conflict and America's stake in it — looks at how intellectuals conceptualize and debate the issue, and spotlights the distinctive value of an Objectivist perspective on it.
What motivates the Islamic terrorists? Why are our intellectuals unable and unwilling to recognize the moral distinction between America and her enemies? Why are those thought leaders busy philosophically disarming America?
In this interview, recorded live on September 11, 2017, Ayn Rand Institute fellow and foreign policy expert Elan Journo reflects on a post 9/11 world. In the interview, Journo discusses: Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, who is the enemy and what unites them? The United States has the most powerful military in the world — so why are we still facing a threat from Islamic totalitarians? What myths surround 9/11?
In the months since I released the first episode of my Rise & Fall podcast, focusing on Islamic totalitarianism, there have been several terrorist attacks around the world perpetrated by Islamic totalitarians.