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Making Sense of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.
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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.”
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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.
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New ARI Book: Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, ARI announces the publication of a new book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. Today, Islamic totalitarianism is still a threat: why? In this timely book, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo present an incisive answer: our culture’s prevailing ideas about morality subvert foreign-policy thinking and cripple our military action.
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Government’s Proper Attitude Toward Islam [Video]

When people hear it said that Islam is America’s philosophical enemy, they often recoil at the mistaken implication that the police may therefore arrest anyone who adheres to that religion. But there is a crucial distinction, argues Peter Schwartz, between a philosophical enemy and a political enemy.

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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