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ARI’s Uncompromising Voice for Reason Since 9/11

Twenty years have passed since jihadists carried out attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., killing almost 3,000 Americans. That fateful Tuesday in September marked an inflection point for the United States, which responded with military operations in Afghanistan and later Iraq. Nearly a generation later, American combat forces are set to withdraw from both … Continue reading ARI’s Uncompromising Voice for Reason Since 9/11

The Fall of Afghanistan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3VucIRZihw The Taliban have entered the Afghan capital, having rapidly swept to power throughout the country, while the U.S. is frantically airlifting its diplomats to safety. What explains the fall of Afghanistan? In 2001 U.S. forces targeted the Taliban’s Islamic totalitarian regime, which had harbored the 9/11 plotters. What went wrong? Featuring Onkar Ghate and … Continue reading The Fall of Afghanistan

New ARI Book Examines What Went Wrong After 9/11

Yesterday the Taliban entered Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after a rapid takeover of the country. Amid the chaos, the U.S. is attempting to airlift its diplomats to safety. Twenty years after the horrific 9/11 attacks, the long-range effects of decisions taken in the immediate aftermath have become increasingly clear. In case after case, those … Continue reading New ARI Book Examines What Went Wrong After 9/11

Ayn Rand’s Repudiation of the UN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyZM7Sbk-8 The United Nations is widely seen as an essential organization, albeit needing reform. To say that Ayn Rand was critical of the UN is an understatement: she regarded it as fundamentally corrupt. Her moral analysis is unique -- and profoundly illuminating. Elan Journo and Agustina Vergara Cid discuss Rand’s distinctive, philosophic view of this … Continue reading Ayn Rand’s Repudiation of the UN