Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ayn Rand Institute book on radical Islamic totalitarianism banned from "free speech" event at UCLA

I don’t know whether I’ll order and formally review this book yet, but I wanted to note a story about an attempt by students or activists at UCLA to block access to it as “Islamophobic”.  The book is by Elan Jouro and Onkar Ghate, “Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond”. It’s from the Ayn Rand Institute (maybe a clue as to the student reaction), ISBN 978-0996010106, 206 pages, five parts,  many short chapters as separate essays.

“TheHill” has a blog entry, “UCLA banned my book on Islam from a free speech event”.    In this world of trigger warnings and microaggressions, his book was “inflammatory” and had to go after protestors ganged up (reminiscent of protests against Milo Yiannopoulos).
I just posted this link on Milo’s FB page, to see if he is aware of the incident.  

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