The highly trafficked “Philosophies for Life” Youtube channel released a video attempting to distill “9 Life Lessons from Ayn Rand.” The 25 minute video has gained more than 44,000 views so far: how well does it succeed at its goal? Compared to how Rand is often treated by professional intellectuals, the video is remarkable for … Continue reading What “9 Life Lessons from Ayn Rand” Gets Right (and Wrong)￼
The magazine Quillette has gained prominence as a home for “free thought” and bills itself as relying “on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values.” How has the magazine approached the 20th century’s leading philosophic advocate of reason, Ayn Rand? Recently, it ran a piece about Rand that flouts its own guiding values and … Continue reading Quillette’s Anti-Intellectual Treatment of Ayn Rand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBmk_90W5gA Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo sit down with John McWhorter, author of Woke Racism, about his new book. Recorded December 1, 2021. Photo by Victor on Unsplash
The prominent conservative intellectual Jonah Goldberg went out of his way recently to set the record straight: he’s definitely no fan of Ayn Rand. This was prompted by questions he received after an episode of FX’s drama Impeachment depicted his apartment as including a poster of the cover of Atlas Shrugged. What are Goldberg’s reasons? … Continue reading What Jonah Goldberg’s Rejection of Ayn Rand Reveals
Ben Bayer and Elan Journo discuss the claims put forward by "whistleblower" Frances Haugen about Facebook. Recorded October 27, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxENVYFK7Y Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Ben Bayer and Elan Journo discuss GOP moves to regulate big tech and interfere with private business employment decisions. Recorded October 20, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE0fH7k5vrI Photo by Kaffeebart on Unsplash
A special joint episode of New Ideal Live and the Yaron Brook Show on the twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo join Yaron Brook for an in-depth discussion of key events and turning points since 9/11, and a retrospective on ARI’s philosophic analysis of U.S. policy -- a perspective that … Continue reading The Real Meaning of 9/11
Recorded on August 24, 2021. Elan Journo joins the Ross Kaminsky Show to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Islamist movement, and American foreign policy. Listen here (begins 35 mins. in).