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The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America

The book argues that self-interest is not only practical but is the only moral basis for foreign policy. An eminently topical book - including analyses of events in the Iraq war - it demonstrates the inescapable need for a rational philosophic foundation for American policy. (Softcover; 80 pages)
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The Islamic World and the West Today (MP3 download)

Is U.S. policy in the Middle East to blame for Muslim hostility toward the West? How should we respond to Muslim demands for instituting Islamic laws within the West? In addressing these questions, this course examines American policies toward Iran and Israel, and explores the nature and origins of the cultural clash between Europe and Muslims living there.
$7.00

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (MP3 download)

What is at the core of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Why has the conflict come to seem intractable? What if any is America's stake in it? By exploring key elements of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, this talk aims to make a forbidding, convoluted subject lucid.
$3.98

The Jihadist Movement (MP3 download)

In Paris and Copenhagen, jihadists have gone on killing sprees. In the Middle East, the Islamic State rampages. Years after Bin Laden's death, the Al Qaeda network lives on. Iran's jihadist regime seeks to go nuclear. The jihadist menace persists. What animates it? What impact has the "war on terror" had on jihadists?
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The Meaning of Victory: 1945 (MP3 download)

America's greatest foreign policy success was the victory over Japan, in August, 1945. The suicidal values of the Japanese military elite were rendered impotent by the American drive to total victory - a victory with military, legal, moral and cognitive aspects. Americans today need to understand how this victory allowed the Japanese to reform their minds and their...See More
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The Morality of War (MP3 download)

Although America has waged two wars, in Afghanistan and Iraq, in as many years, the threats to our security persist. We face many more years of continuing military strife in the Middle East and elsewhere. Our military is awesomely powerful, but the moral guidance it receives from Washington is shockingly meek. What moral principles should guide a nation in war?
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The Neoconservatives - Friends or Foes? (MP3 download)

Architects of recent U.S. foreign policy, neoconservatives claim to uphold America's 'national interest,' which they argue should be defended militarily. But in fact neoconservatives reject the moral need to pursue only America's self-interest, and instead urge us to sacrifice ourselves in order to spread 'democracy' worldwide...
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The Rise and Decline of the State of Israel (MP3 download)

Israel has managed to survive 50 years of military attacks by its Arab foes; now it faces the troubling question of whether it can survive the "peace-seeking" offensives launched by its own leaders. In this illuminating lecture Dr. Brook explains how the philosophical foundations on which Israel was founded are leading that country down a suicidal path. He reveals...See More
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The Rise of Totalitarian Islam (MP3 download)

In this course, Dr. Brook analyzes the origins and historical development of the ideology motivating Islamic terrorists: Islamic totalitarianism. He examines its foundation in Koranic teachings; its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt dating back to 1928; its expansion throughout the Middle East with the aid of Saudi oil money; its political triumph in...See More
$9.00

Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict (MP3 download)

For many decades Israel and its Arab-Muslim neighbors have been locked in a fierce conflict. This course offers a historical and political account of that conflict. Topics discussed include: What's the dispute about? Who are Israel's adversaries—the Palestinians? the bordering Arab nations? both? How should the adversaries, and their respective claims, be...See More
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Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism (Softcover)

The message of the essays in this thematic collection is that only by radically re-thinking our foreign policy in the Middle East can we achieve victory over the enemy that attacked us on 9/11. We need a new moral foundation for our Mideast policy. That new starting point for U.S. policy is the moral ideal championed by Ayn Rand: rational self-interest...
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