Foreign Policy

3 Things We Must Know in Order to Stop Jihadists

The truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin has cast a lurid spotlight on German authorities. The police apparently knew the suspect, had evidence of his ties to jihadists and believed he posed a threat. Yet twelve people are now dead. Last August, we saw a truck used as a weapon of jihad in Nice, France, so why didn't police prevent this one?
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Voices for Reason is a blog that covers a wide range of topics, including philosophy and its application to current events, programs of the Ayn Rand Institute and the ideas of Objectivism. Looking back on the year, here are 2016’s most-read blog posts (along with edited versions of the introductions that accompanied them at time of publication).
Foreign Policy

More Praise for ARI Book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism

Carol Gould, the author and commentator, has praised Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism for reaching “the highest level of scholarly excellence.” The book, she continued, “should be a primer for leaders around the globe and a text to be read by students hoping to go out into the working world in leadership positions. Highly recommended.”
Culture And Society

What the Critics of “Islamophobia” Get Wrong

“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?
Foreign Policy

Elan Journo on The Federalist Radio Hour: Fighting Islamic Totalitarianism [Audio]

What is ARI’s distinct view on foreign policy? Does the U.S. suffer from a “self-esteem” problem? What is the nature of the threat of Islamic totalitarianism? Is Iraq a “military failure”? What does rational egoism look like in foreign policy? Should the U.S. be the world’s policeman? These are some of the questions that Elan Journo covers during his interview on The Federalist Radio Hour.
Culture And Society

On the Front Lines in the Battle for Western Culture: An Evening with ARI Authors Elan Journo and Steve Simpson [Video]

In this panel, ARI authors Elan Journo and Steve Simpson discuss the subject of their books, why they concentrate on issues like free speech and Islamic totalitarianism, how ARI’s predictions over the years illustrate the power of the Institute’s distinct philosophic perspective and what everyone can do.
Foreign Policy

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

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.
Foreign Policy

Understanding Islamic Totalitarianism: Elan Journo on Secure Freedom Radio

Elan Journo, ARI Director of Policy Research, was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio about his and Onkar Ghate’s new book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barak Obama and Beyond. In the interview, Elan discusses the enemy’s ideological and totalitarian nature and whether we are any safer today than fifteen years ago.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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