College of Liberal Arts

Lectures Address "Rise of Totalitarian Islam"

Tuesday Mar 8, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Welch Hall (WEL) 3.266

In this series of lectures, Dr. Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute, analyzes the origins and historical development of Islamic totalitarianism. He examines its foundation in Koranic teachings; its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt dating back to 1928; its expansion throughout the Middle East with the aid of Saudi oil money; its political triumph in the Iranian Revolution; and its ultimate spread throughout the entire world, from Europe to the Far East. The lectures include discussion of the tenets of Islamic totalitarianism, the crucial factors that have made it possible (most notably, the intellectual weakness of the West) and the proper methods for defeating it. 

This is a four-lecture audiotaped series. The UT Objectivism Society will not meet during Spring Break week (March 15). Welch 3.266 can be difficult to find, so allow a few extra minutes to locate the room. 

In her novels "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead," and in eight nonfiction books, Ayn Rand presented her unique philosophy. Rand named her philosophy "Objectivism" and described it as "a philosophy for living on earth."

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