When I first heard about the “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” I had grave misgivings: the freighted title, by itself, rang in my ears like a siren. Turns out, the “Field Guide” was worse than I thought.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
What we do know so far about Orlando: in a 911 call, the killer at the Pulse nightclub pledged allegiance to Islamic State, and he had previously expressed a fervent desire to become a “martyr.” In their speeches responding to the massacre, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each sought to demonstrate a firmer, clearer grasp of the jihadist menace — and therefore prove themselves best positioned to combat it. Each channeled one of the prevalent views in our culture. Both, however, are profoundly wrong. Both are united, ironically enough, in negating the crucial role of ideas in animating the jihadist cause.