On Dec. 4, Elan Journo appeared on i24News to discuss Israel’s exposure of Hezbollah cross-border tunnels from Lebanon.
The just-published A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand presents Rand’s little-known 1946 essay “Textbook of Americanism” and never-before-seen commentary on issues in political philosophy. Building on Rand’s philosophic thought, the book also features new essays from Objectivist scholars and writers exploring further aspects of the actual nature of Americanism.
Discussing What Justice Demands with my colleague Agustina Vergara Cid on publication day. Watch the video.
A conversation with Joseph Cotto, Paul Gottfried, and Elan Journo about America and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Tom Nichols is right to warn us about “the death of expertise.” What he means is not that there are fewer genuine experts, nor that they sometimes get things wrong. Rather, he argues that there’s diminished recognition for the idea of expertise — especially, scientific and intellectual expertise — in the culture.
What is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What does justice demand of us in this conflict? My new book clarifies an intimidatingly complex issue—and upends conventional views about America’s stake in it.
Learn more and pre-order your copy here.
My Q&A with the folks at The Undercurrent about my book Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism
At the Washington Post, Eugene Volokh comments on UCLA’s banning of my book and its subsequent apology. The blog post is well worth reading: No ‘inflammatory’ books allowed — we’re a university, after all …
[The Times of Israel] I’m encouraged by UCLA’s official response to the book-banning incident. The gist of my blog post: In a letter to ARI, the UCLA Law School issued a formal apology for the incident, and it explained that the decision to ban the book was inconsistent with its vigorous commitment to freedom of speech and respectful debate. Moreover, the school admitted that it had fallen short of its own commitment to apply policies in a content-neutral manner. The administration detailed steps it is taking to prevent such incidents in the future. I appreciate the university’s frank recognition of its error. I applaud the UCLA Law School’s administration for taking the matter so seriously and for reaffirming its commitment to uphold the freedom of speech. When so many universities today are betraying that ideal, UCLA’s letter is a heartening contrast. Read the whole thing.