America is hated by millions of people throughout the world—as is particularly evident in the Middle East. That seething hatred is often explained by reference to America’s support of Israel, or the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia or, more generally, on the West’s past colonialism. All of these popular explanations, however, are false.
In this provocative talk Dr. Yaron Brook argues that the real cause of that hatred lies in the fundamental ideas espoused by the people and the intellectuals of the Middle East. What we face is a cultural war, a struggle between diametrically opposed ideologies. Knowing the nature and motivations of our enemies is crucial to vanquishing them.