I’m delighted to pass on this announcement from Craig Biddle, the editor of The Objective Standard:
Yaron Brook’s latest talk, “‘Just War Theory’ vs. American Self-Defense,”
which he delivered at the National Press Club last week, can now be heard online for free:
I hope you will enjoy this vital talk. Please forward this information to anyone who you think might be interested.
The summary of the text from the web site reads:
The Bush administration’s pseudo-war is a self-sacrificial disaster. Nearly five years after President Bush declared “war on terrorism,” victory is nowhere in sight. American soldiers continue to die in Iraq for no clear self-defense purpose, while enemy regimes such as Iran and Saudi Arabia continue to sponsor Islamic terrorism and spread anti-Americanism without fear of reprisal. The cause of America’s continuing insecurity is not any practical inability to defeat our enemies–America can militarily crush any enemy it chooses–but our leaders’ unwillingness to do what is necessary to defeat them. The only path to American security is real war, self-interested war, a war of genuine American self-defense. In this talk, Dr. Brook presents the principles of “Just War Theory,” the altruistic theory guiding the Bush administration’s so-called “War on Terrorism,” and contrasts them with the principles of a proper, moral approach to American self-defense.
My first issue of The Objective Standard arrived a few days ago. I’ve been itching to read it, but all that I’ve had time to do is gaze longingly at its lovely red-and-cream cover. (It’s a beautifully formatted journal: nice big pages with clean readable text.) Since I’m now on break from my classes at Boulder, I’m certain that I’ll be able to set aside time this weekend to read it.