AYN RAND’S INDIVIDUALISM IS A PRE-CHRISTIAN EMPIRE WORLDVIEW

As I look at the rise of Chinese empire and consider the influence on America’s right by Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, I am horrified by her.  Ayn Rand’s Individualism is essentially that not only should egotistical selfish people be free to do what they will ‘productively’ but more insidiously that self-interested people should rule the entire … More AYN RAND’S INDIVIDUALISM IS A PRE-CHRISTIAN EMPIRE WORLDVIEW

HOW TO GET SECULAR POLITICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD

Look, the State Department should prepare a document with the history of Christian conflicts in Europe and a copy of Locke’s Tolerance document with an analysis of why sectarian conflicts were resolved by Locke’s Tolerance. Then it should send copies of this document to leaders of Muslim countries and ask them to consider secular politics … More HOW TO GET SECULAR POLITICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD

XI’S LEFT-RIGHT SPAN IS A CHALLENGE TO WEST

Xi Jinping has done something spectacular — he has challenged the left liberal humanitarians with mass poverty reduction. So this is impressive because in the West the ideas of poverty reduction and humanitarian aid to the poor countries of the world had been a point of pride and an important part of the discourse on … More XI’S LEFT-RIGHT SPAN IS A CHALLENGE TO WEST

CHINA HAS THE ABILITY TO REVIVE ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

Xi Jinping’s Davos speech includes Silk Road from Tehran to Damascus for infrastructure development.  Saudi Arabia has countered with $500 billion in a city 33 times bigger than New York near Jordan and Iraq.  One can infer the Chinese hegemonic project to include the Middle East.  Now let’s look at it from the perspective of … More CHINA HAS THE ABILITY TO REVIVE ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION