https://youtu.be/nTK0p9Yv1bw 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 will 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 … 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).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3VucIRZihw The Taliban have entered the Afghan capital, having rapidly swept to power throughout the country, while the U.S. is frantically airlifting its diplomats to safety. What explains the fall of Afghanistan? In 2001 U.S. forces targeted the Taliban’s Islamic totalitarian regime, which had harbored the 9/11 plotters. What went wrong? Featuring Onkar Ghate and … Continue reading The Fall of Afghanistan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyZM7Sbk-8 The United Nations is widely seen as an essential organization, albeit needing reform. To say that Ayn Rand was critical of the UN is an understatement: she regarded it as fundamentally corrupt. Her moral analysis is unique -- and profoundly illuminating. Elan Journo and Agustina Vergara Cid discuss Rand’s distinctive, philosophic view of this … Continue reading Ayn Rand’s Repudiation of the UN
https://youtu.be/Dt7UQAQYTBE Although Covid vaccines are widely available in the U.S., many people refuse to take the vaccine. Should more states emulate California and Ohio in giving out million-dollar lottery prizes as incentivizes? Is it true (as some argue) that to overcome the pandemic, we need vaccine “mandates”? Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss this issue, … Continue reading Vaccine False Alternatives: Bribes vs. Mandates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBEs57RU4ko Many critics and fans think of Ayn Rand as belonging within the “conservative” movement. This view is reinforced by a number of prominent conservative figures who are self-declared fans of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. But Rand was not simply critical of “conservatism,” she repudiated it. Why? What was her evaluation of “conservatism”? In … Continue reading Why Ayn Rand Rejected ‘Conservatism’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddIii8xWgIA Flags fly at half-staff on Memorial Day to honor the hundreds of thousands who died serving in the U.S. armed forces. Reflecting on significant wars — both past and present — what can we learn about the fundamental drivers of war? What conditions are necessary for peace? What role if any does global trade … Continue reading What are the roots of war?
An analysis of the philosophic issues behind the deadly, intensifying conflict between Hamas and Israel. What are the moral issues at stake? What fuels this seemingly intractable conflict? What should be the U.S. approach to it? Aaron Smith interviews Elan Journo, author of What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. Recorded May 14, … Continue reading The Israel-Hamas Crisis