Elan Journo interviews Gregory Salmieri about a new book, Foundations of a Free Society, that offers a deep exploration of Ayn Rand’s political thought.
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In the name of “economic nationalism,” the Trump administration has called for “fair trade” and has launched a “trade war” on Chinese goods, seeking to impose a variety of tariffs to “protect” selected American industries.
But Harry Binswanger argues that the seemingly patriotic goal of protecting American industries and encouraging people to “buy American” is in fact profoundly un-American. It is “un-American in its goal and in the coercive means employed to achieve it.”
Why? What animates “economic nationalism”? What approach is consistent with America’s founding ideals?
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“More people die in the bathtub than from Islamist attacks.” Therefore, … what? How we understand the “terrorist threat” is critical to defining a sound policy for addressing the problem. Yet there’s something deeply, dangerously wrong in the way many of us think of the threat. That’s manifest not only in the prevailing view, but also, especially, in the outlook of some of its fiercest critics. Continue reading.
Elan Journo interviews philosopher Greg Salmieri, a contributor to A New Textbook of Americanism, about the place of voting in a free society, the attacks on Americanism, and what to do about them.
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Elan Journo interviews Boaz Arad, from the Ayn Rand Center Israel, about his activism to end military conscription in Israel. Read on: One Activist’s Impact: End Military Conscription in Israel
A Capitol Hill launch event marked the publication of ARI senior fellow Elan Journo’s latest book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
The July event, cosponsored by the Middle East Forum and the Ayn Rand Institute, was aimed primarily at congressional staffers, and it featured talks by Daniel Pipes, a scholar and the president of the Middle East Forum; Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio; and Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida…. Read on.
Elan Journo talks with Jonathan Hoenig about A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand.
In this chapter from A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand, Elan Journo answers the question: “What Should a Distinctively American Foreign Policy Do?” Read the chapter: What Should a Distinctively American Foreign Policy Do?
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.