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
Ben Bayer and Elan Journo discuss whether Americans are dropping religion or are simply substituting one set of dogmas for another. Recorded April 28, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na28Jpm02rI Photo by Channel 82 on Unsplash
Elan Journo and Keith Lockitch discuss the emergent idea of “environmental humanism” advanced by thinkers such as Steven Pinker and Michael Shellenberger. Recorded April 22, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-fDLXprQTE Photo by Karsten Würth on Unsplash
Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss Amazon’s pushback against Elizabeth Warren’s threats to break up the company. Recorded April 7, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPDwn9GCvkw Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash
Elan Journo and Agustina Vergara Cid analyze the calls to ban doctors and other health care workers from developing countries to come work in the United States. Recorded March 31, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFRORMv4HbM Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Elan Journo interviews Dr. Amesh Adalja, an expert on pandemic preparedness, about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and other pandemic updates. Recorded February 19, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhOjxTzxbo Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash