IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ayn Rand Institute, the center for the advancement of Objectivism, today announced the publication of a new book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism.
"Anyone interested to know why fifteen years after the expulsion of al-Qaeda and its host Taliban regime from Afghanistan, and five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, jihadist Islam is still on the march must read this brilliant collection of essays."
—Professor Efraim Karsh, King's College London and Bar-Ilan University, author of Islamic Imperialism: A History
Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism explains how American leaders of all political stripes from George W. Bush to Barack Obama have failed in their primary responsibility to defend and protect the American people from an Islamist menace that threatens every city and family in the country today.
Edited by Onkar Ghate, chief content officer, and Elan Journo, director of policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism chronicles the work of ARI writers over the 15 years since September 11, 2001, showing that the tragic consequences of American foreign policy were entirely predictable – and that a logical alternative exists for all who see the world as it is rather than as they wish it to be. Ghate and Journo argue that what ails America in its battle with the global jihad is not a lack of military capability, but rather a lack of moral confidence.
In Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism, readers across the political spectrum, from layman to senior policymakers, will learn among other things:
- How the premises of American foreign policy have been based on irrational ideas about morality, leading to needless loss of U.S. blood and treasure – all for the benefit of our sworn enemies
- Why the concept of "Just War" is not only unjust, but detrimental to America's national interests
- The REAL lessons of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that neither Democrats nor Republicans wish to acknowledge, but which hold the key to future military success
- How America's incoherent policies towards Iran and Israel imperil our freedom
- What America can do to win the battle against the global jihad
In the days after September 11, 2001, the Ayn Rand Institute predicted that absent a change in the prevailing ideas about morality, the purpose of war and the responsibilities of the state in connection therewith, America's response to the global jihad would prove to be self-crippling, chaotic and ultimately fruitless. To date, its predictions have unfortunately proven correct.
Luckily, it's not too late. "This collection of essays points out clearly how America can get back on track–if we adopt the right philosophic ideas to guide our foreign policy," says Elan Journo, "Americans must remember that the politicians work for us. This book empowers readers to speak up about and champion the philosophic principles needed to resolve this Islamist menace once and for all."
Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism
Edited by Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo
Ayn Rand Institute; On-Sale Now
ISBN: 978-0996010108; Price: $6.99 on Kindle and $14.95 in paperback
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SOURCE Ayn Rand Institute