My third webcast, devoted to the discussion of news and politics from an Objectivist perspective, will be this coming Sunday, March 6, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, PST, which is 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST. If you would like to register to attend live (which includes the ability to participate via written questions/comments, plus via audio if you have a USB headset with microphone), click here.
Use the comments section of this post to suggest any topics or news stories you would like to hear about or discuss during the show. I am already seeing some news regarding Obamacare that I would like to discuss, and would also like to further explore some of the Republican and Tea Party candidates who are throwing their hats in the ring. Must we vote for one of them, or is the best strategy to vote for gridlock?
UPDATE: Other stories on my radar as this week has progressed: The shooting of American soldiers in Germany; 13-year-old U.S. girl runs away from home to avoid being taken to Pakistan for an arranged marriage; Greenspan issues statement linking government “activism” to a sluggish economic recovery.
3 responses to “Don’t Let It Go…Unheard #3”
This past week, you discussed the riots going on throughout the Islamic world. But you didn’t really discuss what America’s foreign policy should be. The two choices we are given is the Left’s hate-America internationalism and the NeoConservative nation-building, democracy spreading “Forward Strategy of Freedom”. Even one Objectivist, Robert Tracinski, is a big defender of the nation-building paradigm. What should America’s policy be towards the ME and the Islamic world?
Should America’s foreign policy be “Pax-Americana” as the NeoConservatives and Tracinski believe? Even Dr. John Lewis, who I greatly admire, has written essays that argue for America to play a large role in de-Islamizing Iran and other Sharia countries. Is that really necessary (or possible)? While Objectivists have been good on rejecting altruism in foreign policy, they have not really offered any alternative to standard NeoConservatism. I’d like to see some discussion on what a rational foreign policy would be regarding the Muslim world. The “Pax-American” strategy is one I really disagree with. I think most Objectivists would as well. But that is what American foreign policy has in essence become albeit in a perverted way.
Especially because we’re now seeing news that the U.S. is preparing for possible intervention/humanitarian aid efforts in Libya, this will likely have to be a topic of discussion during this week’s webcast.
I’ll definitely be discussing this today. So tune in if you can. Register at the link, above.