[video] Making Sense of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.

How Books Propel a Philosophic Movement

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.

Interview on The Federalist Radio Hour | Fighting Islamic Totalitarianism and America’s Morality

Journo joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss fundamental problems with American foreign policy and how our leaders have failed to defend us and our ideas.”America has incredible military strength, but what it lacks is moral self-confidence,” he said. “The source of that is certain ideas about morality and how to organize foreign policies that are in effect at odds with ourselves.”

Journo argued that there is good that would be done globally as a result of a self-interested foreign policy. “Instead of going into all these countries with our welfare aid missions trying to push these ideals through programs, what if we actually stood by them and lived by and told people this is our standard?” he said.