Losing the "War on Terror":
The West's Failed Strategy of Compromise and Appeasement
A Free Public Lecture
What: A lecture and Q & A on the moral and strategic requirements for an American victory on the "War on Terror"
Who: Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Batelle-Tompkins Atrium, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
This event is free and open to the public and the media.
Description: In 1953 America failed to defeat North Korea. In 1975 America left Vietnam, having given up Saigon to the North Vietnamese. And now, in 2007, after four and a half years in Iraq, Americans are demanding that we once again withdraw our troops. Six years after 9/11 we still face the threat of al-Qaeda--with no end to the "War on Terror" in sight. Why does America, which has the most powerful military in the world, lose wars? And how can we stop losing wars and start winning again, as we did in World War II? These are the questions that Dr. Brook will answer in his talk. He will argue that our war failures are caused by our moral failures and lack of self-esteem, which result in self-defeating war strategies. To stop losing wars, America needs to undergo a moral revolution. It needs to reject self-sacrifice and failure, and adopt self-interest and victory.
Bio: Dr. Brook is the president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He lectures on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, business ethics and foreign policy at colleges, community groups and corporations throughout the world. His articles have appeared in academic business journals, magazines and popular newspapers, including USA Today. He is the co-author of "'Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defense," published in the spring 2006 issue of The Objective Standard. His numerous media appearances include interviews on On the Money (CNBC) and The O'Reilly Factor (Fox News Channel).