I applaud Will Wilkinson’s essay at Vox.com criticizing the Trump administration’s view of the jihadist threat, but I can offer only one cheer, not three. Wilkinson tries to put the threat in perspective, and although he makes some important points, he exhibits a mile-wide blind spot. Thus, in his own way, Wilkinson fails to understand the Islamist menace, what enables it, and the urgent necessity of confronting it.
What events led to the Syrian Civil War? Who are the good and bad guys? Should America intervene? And how should we judge President Trump’s response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons? Find out in this episode of The Yaron Brook Show.
Government And Business
America’s heated immigration debate is mired in controversies.
After the attack outside Parliament in London on March 22, four people died and more than 40 were injured. Heading toward the Parliament buildings, the assailant drove at high speed on the sidewalk of Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians. Then he got out of the car wielding a knife, sprinted inside the Parliament gates, and managed to stab to death one policeman, before being overpowered. The Islamic State has praised the 52-year-old killer, who was born and raised in England, as one of its soldiers.
Follow Elan Journo on Twitter @elanjourno and you have a chance to win one of fifteen copies of Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond.
Over the weekend, The Undercurrent published an extensive interview with ARI’s Elan Journo on Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond.
Elan Journo, the Ayn Rand Institute’s director of Policy Research and foreign policy expert, recently gave a wide-ranging video interview to the student-run YouTube channel Objectivist Discussions.
Culture And Society
Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today. Ayn Rand Institute director of Legal Studies Steve Simpson is in Chicago today to speak at The Heartland Institute on defending free speech.
Culture And Society
"Islamophobia," "meritocracy" and "extremism." These three anti-concepts obliterate clear thinking and shut down thoughtful discussion. Have you unwittingly accepted them into your thinking?
The Iranian Hostage Crisis, the Salman Rushdie Affair, September 11th and the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. Are we in the Western world doomed to more and more attacks by Islamic totalitarians? And what can anyone do about it? The answer might surprise you.