In this episode of Exploring Minds, Michele Carroll & Elan Journo explore the Israeli & Palestinian conflict as laid out in his book “What Justice Demands”. Along they way, they touch on the Ayn Rand Institute, freedom of speech, political tribalism, laissez-faire economics, and the virtue of selfishness. Watch now.
Discussing What Justice Demands with my colleague Agustina Vergara Cid on publication day. Watch the video.
When a Christian baker in Denver refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple, he saw it as an exercise of his religious freedom. They saw it as a violation of their civil rights. Watch as ARI experts unpack the crucial legal and philosophical issues in this Supreme Court case (Masterpiece Cakeshop).
This interview was originally published in Hungarian. Now, here’s the exchange in English.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as complicated as it is controversial. This summer I gave a talk that unpacks the conflict and makes it more intelligible. In the talk, which is now online, I explore how intellectuals conceptualize and debate the issue, and spotlight the distinctive value of an Objectivist perspective on it. The talk is a kind of preview of certain points in my upcoming book, “What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Watch it now.
I talk with my colleague Steve Simpson about upcoming ARI events on the nature and importance of free speech.
What does it take to propel Objectivism as a philosophic movement? It’s essential to articulate the meaning of Objectivism and to exhibit its value in concrete form, by reference to the events, trends and developments of the times.
To that end, books are crucial. I took part in this panel with three of my colleagues from the Ayn Rand Institute. We discussed ARI’s strategy and the thinking behind it, and we took questions on our current book projects. Recorded July 6, 2016.
“Why Free Will Is Crucial to Explaining the Jihadist Movement.”
Recorded November 5, 2016.
Youtube.com. The guys at Objectivist Discussions interviewed me recently about my book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism and related topics. Watch the discussion here.