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Radio: The Death Of ESPN, Islamic Totalitarianism, And America’s Morality

Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute joins today’s Federalist Radio Hour on how America should confront Islamic totalitarianism.


ESPN has lost over 10 million subscribers in the last two and half years. At the top of the hour on today’s Federalist Radio, Ben Domenech explained the death of sports networks and why they have taken a turn for the worse. “What is it going to take for a sports channel to come along and offer a kind of break downs and analysis that we can’t get by just stopping some random person on the street…”

Elan Journo is the Director of Policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute and author of the new book, “Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond.” Journo joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss fundamental problems with American foreign policy and how our leaders have failed to defend us and our ideas.

“America has incredible military strength, but what it lacks is moral self-confidence,” he said. “The source of that is certain ideas about morality and how to organize foreign policies that are in effect at odds with ourselves.”

Journo argued that there is good that would be done globally as a result of a self-interested foreign policy. “Instead of going into all these countries with our welfare aid missions trying to push these ideals through programs, what if we actually stood by them and lived by and told people this is our standard?” he said.

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