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Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice Demands

There are hyper-controversial subjects, and there are emotionally charged ones. Then there’s the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is both. And that’s something of an understatement. In my new book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli. . .

A Dozen Books for Defending Free Speech

So much is happening on the issue of free speech these days that anyone interested in the future of this important right will want to educate himself about the subject. That can be a daunting task, as hundreds of books have been written on free. . .

A Blind Spot Obscuring the Islamist Menace

Well before the Islamic State declared itself a “caliphate,” its leaders announced their aim plainly. But few took them seriously. “Our objective,” stated one of its spokesmen, “is the formation of an Islamic state on the prophetic model that. . .

Free Chapter: Onkar Ghate “On American Political Philosophy”

More than seventy years ago, Ayn Rand started a writing project she called “Textbook of Americanism.” Her aim was to explain the vital principles needed to understand, appreciate and defend the American political achievement and the individualist. . .

The Suffering of Moral Saints

“Is it good to live as ethical a life as possible?” This question is at the heart of a recent book by Larissa MacFarquhar called Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help. The book. . .

Analyzing the Conspiracist Firestorm over Notre Dame

From “truthers” and “birthers,” and from Flat Earthers to “QAnon,” so-called conspiracy theorists have been garnering more and more attention, especially because President Donald Trump himself has been known to promote this kind of baseless. . .

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