By Yaron Brook and Elan Journo No death toll can truly capture the devastation that Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, and their ilk inflicted upon the world. Think of the engineered Great Famine in Ukraine (Holodomor), the Holocaust, the Cultural Revolution, the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Though today we recognize these leaders as monsters, we … Continue reading The Banality of Putin and Xi
“I was seconds from turning my car keys into some sort of fist weapon and gouging out his Adam’s apple for the accusation,“ said Jonah Goldberg on his podcast. What low, unsavory, insulting accusation could have driven Goldberg, a leading conservative intellectual, to such violent indignation: Dishonesty? Theft? Murder? No, it was the merest suggestion that … Continue reading Jonah Goldberg, Ayn Rand and Conservative Religiosity
Where did defenders of Roe v. Wade go wrong? Why did they lose the moral high ground? What does it take to defend abortion rights in the United States? To defend abortion as an inviolable right, it has to be understood as a claim of uncompromising justice. That’s the case my colleague Ben Bayer lays out in … Continue reading ARI’s New Broadside in Defense of Abortion Rights
Imagine a newborn fringe movement preaching that what diminishes and undermines life must be embraced; that what makes human life safer, longer, richer must be renounced; and that however much you sacrifice, it is never enough. Imagine that this movement’s leaders crusade to transform the world — from our laws and economic system, down to … Continue reading The Anti-Industrial Crusade: A Special Earth Day Podcast Series
What does it mean to be “selfish”? Being “selfish” is the easiest thing in the world, many people believe, since it means being thoughtless, emotion-driven, predatory. The terms “selfish” or “egoistic” bring to mind the image of an unscrupulous, deformed character. Think of the jerks, crooks, and villains of novels, movies, and TV — and … Continue reading Can an Egoist Be Virtuous?
“White supremacy” defines our society. Our nation’s founding was actually in 1619 with the coming of the first ship carrying African slaves. If you’re “white,” check your “privilege.” The sheer fact of disparate outcomes in schools is obvious proof of racism. To deny that you’re complicit in racism only proves that you are. Such ideas … Continue reading The New Religion of “Woke”￼
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
If you leave meat uncovered on the street and a cat eats it, whose fault is it? The problem is not the cat, but the uncovered meat. Growing up, Ayaan Hirsi Ali heard this kind of attitude from her grandmother in Somalia. It’s a loathsome attitude widespread in societies defined by Islamic culture: if only … Continue reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Migration, Islam and Women as Prey