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Yaron Brook (Hebrew:ירון ברוק‎; born May 23, 1961) is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, writer, and activist. He is an Objectivist and the current chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute, where he was executive director from 2000 to 2017. He is also the co-founder of BH Equity Research and the author of several books, in which he analyzes a variety of topics from an Objectivist perspective.

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Yaron Brook was born and raised in Israel. His parents were Jewish socialists from South Africa. When he was sixteen, a friend lent him a copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, leading him to abandon the socialism taught to him by his parents and to embrace Objectivism. After graduating from high school, he served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence (1979–1982) and then earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1986 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. In 1987, he moved to the United States, where he received his Master of Business Administration in 1989 and PhD in finance in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brook began his career as a finance professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, a position he held for seven years and which won him awards of recognition.

In 1998, he co-founded a financial advisory firm with Robert Hendershott, BH Equity Research, where he continues today as managing director and chairman.

Brook became an associate of leading Objectivist intellectuals, such as philosopher Leonard Peikoff, and in 1994, he co-founded Lyceum International, a company that organized Objectivist conferences and offered distance-learning courses. In 2000, he left Santa Clara University to succeed Michael Berliner as President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, which was then located in Marina del Rey, California. In 2002, ARI relocated to Irvine, California.

Brook's philosophical activism includes teaching and public lecturing at events and conferences held predominantly in North America, speaking and debating at numerous American universities, delivering seminars for businesses and corporations in the United States and abroad, and writing opinion editorials for leading newspapers and websites. Speaking venues also include conferences, and professional and community groups. His subjects span a wide range of current events and philosophical issues, including the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state, each discussed with Objectivism at its foundation. In recent years, he has spoken to audiences throughout the world, including those in China, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Greece, Iceland, Bulgaria, Israel, Guatemala, and England.

Brook is a columnist for Forbes, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and many other publications. A frequent guest on a variety of radio and national television programs, he is the co-author of Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government, and contributing author of Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. His newest book is Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, co-authored with Don Watkins.

Rational selfishness

Brook promotes the Objectivist ethical position that rational selfishness is a moral virtue and that altruism is evil. In addition to teaching classes on his moral view of self-interest at ARI and as a guest lecturer at Brown University, Brook also defended the egoist position in a 2006 debate with former US Senator Robert Krueger at Texas State University, San Marcos.

Politics and economics

Brook is an outspoken proponent of laissez-faire capitalism. In appearances on CNBC and several articles and speeches, he has defended the rights of corporations and businessmen and upheld the virtues of capitalism. In a January 7, 2007, editorial in USA Today, he defended multimillion-dollar CEO pay packages against the attempt by the government to regulate them. In a 2010 interview, Brook called the efforts of Democrats to raise taxes on multi-millionaires "totally immoral." He criticized George W. Bush for signing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which regulates corporate accounting practices. He has also argued that antitrust laws are "unjust and make no sense ethically or economically."

On gun rights, Brook has stated, "The government certainly has a role in regulating ownership of weapons", but he states that it is a "complex" issue to do with the philosophy of law. He is inclined to draw the line of prohibition between "offensive" weapons, such as tanks and weapons of mass destruction, and "defensive" weapons.

Foreign policy and war

American foreign policy

Brook has gained much attention[from whom?] for his application of Objectivist moral philosophy to the question of American foreign policy, particularly on the Middle East.

He advocates an American foreign policy of rational self-interest that would serve only to protect the rights of Americans, as opposed to any form of government monetary aid, state-building, or spreading democracy. He has criticized the foreign policy of Ron Paul and other libertarians.

He advocates the withdrawal of US troops from Europe, and US withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations, calling the latter "one of the most immoral institutions ever created by man". He is ambivalent about the World Trade Organization.

Brook calls for an embargo on North Korea, denouncing the regime as "threatening" and "belligerent", but believes that war is not necessary at present.

War against Islamic terrorism

Brook argues that Islamic terrorists initiated a war against the West because they hate its culture, wealth, love of life, and global influence, and that they attack Israel because of the influence Western culture has had on it. He explicitly rejects the idea that Islamic terrorists attack Western nations because they support Israel or because of any other reason, such as poverty or retaliation.

Brook claims that the West is not at war with terrorism but the ideology of Islamic totalitarianism. He repeatedly says that just like in World War II, the US was at war against not Japanese kamikaze pilots or German tanks but the ideas of Nazism and Japanese imperialism.

Brook claims that Islamic totalitarians are Muslims who wish to dictate every part of life from the teachings of Islam, taken to its logical extreme. He believes that Islamic totalitarians want to organize their governments according to Islam and that they wish to spread a global Islamic government across the world, sometimes by using legitimate means but mainly by using physical force, terrorism. Brook claims that the Islamic totalitarians repeatedly express that openly by arguing:

... it is a movement that believes in conquest ... Islam should rule every aspect of one's life ... they don't believe in the separation of religion and state ... and those who disagree are second class citizens or worthy of death, they want an empire in middle east, but their goal ultimately is world domination, and they state this. They are never satisfied with oppressing their people or the people around them, they want world domination.

Morality of war

Brook has done a fair amount of work to formulate a unique morality of war, although originated by Ayn Rand and also advocated by other Objectivists like Leonard Peikoff, Onkar Ghate, and Craig Biddle.

Brook claims that when the US goes to war, it should only be to protect the rights of its people, and the government must do everything in its power to end the threat to its citizens, as soon as possible, by using overwhelming military force (or the threat of force). If torturing enemy POWs and purposely targeting civilian population centers will end a war against American citizens, Brook is for it. The specific goal of this total war would be to crush the will of the people who started the war against the United States. After the government of the enemy country is destroyed, the United States should leave unless there is a special circumstance in which the people of the defeated country are realistically willing to adopt Western-style governments.

In his article "'Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defense," co-authored with Alex Epstein in The Objective Standard, Brook writes:

Without physical and spiritual support by these states, the Islamic Totalitarian cause would be a hopeless, discredited one with few if any willing to kill in its name. Thus, the first order of business in a proper response to 9/11 would have been to end state support of Islamic Totalitarianism—including ending the Iranian regime that is its fatherland.

Brook further argues that these Islamic states must be severely attacked to crush their will to engage in and support terrorism.

The US has been attacked first thus it has the moral right to fight Islamism. The sole moral duty of the United States is to defend its citizens against its enemies by all means, even with the use of the atom bomb if necessary.

What specific military actions would have been required post-9/11 to end state support of Islamic Totalitarianism is a question for specialists in military strategy, but even a cursory look at history can tell us one thing for sure: It would have required the willingness to take devastating military action against enemy regimes—to oust their leaders and prominent supporters, to make examples of certain regimes or cities to win the surrender of others, and to inflict suffering on complicit civilian populations, who enable terrorist-supporting regimes to remain in power.

From the beginning of the War on Terrorism, Brook has argued that Iran should be the primary target of US retaliation for Sept. 11, secondary targets being Saudi Arabia and Syria.

He is for waging war on Islamic totalitarian states, but he believes that Bush's "Forward Strategy of Freedom" is altruistic, self-defeating, and in opposition to America's national self-interest.

In his 2006 speech "Democracy vs. Victory: Why the 'Forward Strategy of Freedom' Had to Fail" given at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston he said:

Washington commanded the military to tip-toe around Iraq. Troops were coached in all manner of cultural sensitivity training, so they would not offend the customs of the locals. The welfare of Iraqis was placed above the lives of our soldiers, who were put in the line of fire but prevented from using all the necessary force necessary to win. US troops died as a result.

Washington treats the lives of our military personnel as expendable. Their blood is spilled for the sake of serving Iraqis, a people overwhelmingly hostile to America.

Bush had committed America to this selfless mission in the run-up to the war.

On December 17, 2004, Yaron Brook appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Impact Segment, "Aftermath of Fallujah activities", the context was that an embedded journalist had reported about the shooting of previously disarmed Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah. During this interview he said:

I'm suggesting that we start bringing this war to the civilians, the consequences of this war, to the civilians who are harboring and helping and supporting the insurgents in Fallujah and other places. ... I would like to see the United States turn Fallujah into dust, and tell the Iraqis: If you're going to continue to support the insurgents you will not have homes, you will not have schools, you will not have mosques ...

Brook argued that if "flattening Fallujah to end the Iraqi insurgency will save American lives, to refrain from [doing so] is morally evil."

Israel

Brook considers Israel to be a morally good nation because its Western-style government protects the rights of its citizens, Arab and Jewish alike, vastly more than neighboring countries. On Zionism, Brook argued that "Zionism fused a valid concern – self-preservation amid a storm of hostility – with a toxic premise – ethnically based collectivism and religion".

Brook advocates morally, but not necessarily financially, supporting Israel, which he sees as a Western ally against Islamic terrorism.

Brook strongly disagrees with many aspects of Israel's policies, including its collectivist and religious influences, and its 'self-sacrificial' foreign policy of giving its enemies land, money, and other goods.

Brook is married to Revital Brook, and he has two sons, Niv, a comedian, and Edaan.

Books

  • Brook, Yaron; Watkins, Don (2012). Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230341692.
  • Brook, Yaron; Watkins, Don (2016). Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. New York: St. Martins Press.
  • Brook, Yaron; Watkins, Don (2017). In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance. New York: Ayn Rand Institute Press.

Other

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Yaron Brook Language Watch Edit This article relies too much on references to primary sources Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources April 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message Yaron Brook Hebrew ירון ברוק born May 23 1961 1 is an Israeli American entrepreneur writer and activist He is an Objectivist and the current chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute where he was executive director from 2000 to 2017 He is also the co founder of BH Equity Research and the author of several books in which he analyzes a variety of topics from an Objectivist perspective Yaron BrookBrook speaking at a Tea Party Patriots eventNative nameירון ברוקBorn 1961 05 23 May 23 1961 age 60 IsraelOccupationChairman of the board at the Ayn Rand InstituteCitizenshipAmerican IsraeliEducationTechnion Israel Institute of Technology BS University of Texas at Austin MBA PhD Literary movementObjectivismNotable worksFree Market Revolution Equal is Unfair Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Views and opinions 3 1 Rational selfishness 3 2 Politics and economics 3 3 Foreign policy and war 3 3 1 American foreign policy 3 3 2 War against Islamic terrorism 3 3 3 Morality of war 3 3 4 Israel 4 Personal life 5 Published works 5 1 Books 5 2 Other 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education EditYaron Brook was born and raised in Israel His parents were Jewish socialists from South Africa When he was sixteen a friend lent him a copy of Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged leading him to abandon the socialism taught to him by his parents and to embrace Objectivism 2 After graduating from high school he served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence 1979 1982 and then earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1986 from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa 3 In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his Master of Business Administration in 1989 and PhD in finance in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin Career EditBrook began his career as a finance professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University a position he held for seven years and which won him awards of recognition In 1998 he co founded a financial advisory firm with Robert Hendershott BH Equity Research where he continues today as managing director and chairman 4 Brook became an associate of leading Objectivist intellectuals such as philosopher Leonard Peikoff and in 1994 he co founded Lyceum International a company that organized Objectivist conferences and offered distance learning courses In 2000 he left Santa Clara University to succeed Michael Berliner as President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute which was then located in Marina del Rey California In 2002 ARI relocated to Irvine California 5 Brook s philosophical activism includes teaching and public lecturing at events and conferences held predominantly in North America speaking and debating at numerous American universities delivering seminars for businesses and corporations in the United States and abroad and writing opinion editorials for leading newspapers and websites Speaking venues also include conferences and professional and community groups His subjects span a wide range of current events and philosophical issues including the causes of the financial crisis the morality of capitalism and ending the growth of the state each discussed with Objectivism at its foundation In recent years he has spoken to audiences throughout the world including those in China Australia Brazil 6 Argentina 7 Greece 8 Iceland Bulgaria Israel 9 Guatemala 10 and England 11 Brook is a columnist for Forbes 12 and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal USA Today Investor s Business Daily and many other publications A frequent guest on a variety of radio and national television programs he is the co author of Neoconservatism An Obituary for an Idea and Free Market Revolution How Ayn Rand s Ideas Can End Big Government and contributing author of Winning the Unwinnable War America s Self Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism His newest book is Equal Is Unfair America s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality co authored with Don Watkins Views and opinions EditRational selfishness Edit Brook promotes the Objectivist ethical position that rational selfishness is a moral virtue and that altruism is evil In addition to teaching classes on his moral view of self interest at ARI and as a guest lecturer at Brown University Brook also defended the egoist position in a 2006 debate with former US Senator Robert Krueger at Texas State University San Marcos Politics and economics Edit Brook is an outspoken proponent of laissez faire capitalism In appearances on CNBC 13 and several articles 14 and speeches he has defended the rights of corporations and businessmen and upheld the virtues of capitalism In a January 7 2007 editorial in USA Today he defended multimillion dollar CEO pay packages against the attempt by the government to regulate them 15 In a 2010 interview Brook called the efforts of Democrats to raise taxes on multi millionaires totally immoral He criticized George W Bush for signing the Sarbanes Oxley Act which regulates corporate accounting practices 16 He has also argued that antitrust laws are unjust and make no sense ethically or economically 17 On gun rights Brook has stated The government certainly has a role in regulating ownership of weapons but he states that it is a complex issue to do with the philosophy of law He is inclined to draw the line of prohibition between offensive weapons such as tanks and weapons of mass destruction and defensive weapons 18 Foreign policy and war Edit American foreign policy Edit Brook has gained much attention from whom for his application of Objectivist moral philosophy to the question of American foreign policy particularly on the Middle East He advocates an American foreign policy of rational self interest that would serve only to protect the rights of Americans as opposed to any form of government monetary aid state building or spreading democracy 19 He has criticized the foreign policy of Ron Paul and other libertarians 20 He advocates the withdrawal of US troops from Europe and US withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations calling the latter one of the most immoral institutions ever created by man He is ambivalent about the World Trade Organization 21 Brook calls for an embargo on North Korea denouncing the regime as threatening and belligerent but believes that war is not necessary at present 22 War against Islamic terrorism Edit Brook argues that Islamic terrorists initiated a war against the West because they hate its culture wealth love of life and global influence 23 and that they attack Israel because of the influence Western culture has had on it 19 He explicitly rejects the idea that Islamic terrorists attack Western nations because they support Israel or because of any other reason such as poverty or retaliation 19 Brook claims that the West is not at war with terrorism but the ideology of Islamic totalitarianism He repeatedly says that just like in World War II the US was at war against not Japanese kamikaze pilots or German tanks but the ideas of Nazism and Japanese imperialism 24 25 Brook claims that Islamic totalitarians are Muslims who wish to dictate every part of life from the teachings of Islam taken to its logical extreme 25 He believes that Islamic totalitarians want to organize their governments according to Islam and that they wish to spread a global Islamic government across the world sometimes by using legitimate means but mainly by using physical force terrorism 25 Brook claims that the Islamic totalitarians repeatedly express that openly by arguing it is a movement that believes in conquest Islam should rule every aspect of one s life they don t believe in the separation of religion and state and those who disagree are second class citizens or worthy of death they want an empire in middle east but their goal ultimately is world domination and they state this They are never satisfied with oppressing their people or the people around them they want world domination 25 Morality of war Edit Brook has done a fair amount of work to formulate a unique morality of war 26 27 although originated by Ayn Rand 28 and also advocated by other Objectivists like Leonard Peikoff 29 Onkar Ghate 30 and Craig Biddle 31 Brook claims that when the US goes to war it should only be to protect the rights of its people and the government must do everything in its power to end the threat to its citizens as soon as possible by using overwhelming military force or the threat of force 26 If torturing enemy POWs and purposely targeting civilian population centers will end a war against American citizens Brook is for it The specific goal of this total war would be to crush the will of the people who started the war against the United States After the government of the enemy country is destroyed the United States should leave unless there is a special circumstance in which the people of the defeated country are realistically willing to adopt Western style governments 32 In his article Just War Theory vs American Self Defense co authored with Alex Epstein in The Objective Standard Brook writes Without physical and spiritual support by these states the Islamic Totalitarian cause would be a hopeless discredited one with few if any willing to kill in its name Thus the first order of business in a proper response to 9 11 would have been to end state support of Islamic Totalitarianism including ending the Iranian regime that is its fatherland 26 Brook further argues that these Islamic states must be severely attacked to crush their will to engage in and support terrorism The US has been attacked first thus it has the moral right to fight Islamism The sole moral duty of the United States is to defend its citizens against its enemies by all means even with the use of the atom bomb if necessary 33 What specific military actions would have been required post 9 11 to end state support of Islamic Totalitarianism is a question for specialists in military strategy but even a cursory look at history can tell us one thing for sure It would have required the willingness to take devastating military action against enemy regimes to oust their leaders and prominent supporters to make examples of certain regimes or cities to win the surrender of others and to inflict suffering on complicit civilian populations who enable terrorist supporting regimes to remain in power 26 From the beginning of the War on Terrorism Brook has argued that Iran should be the primary target of US retaliation for Sept 11 secondary targets being Saudi Arabia and Syria 19 He is for waging war on Islamic totalitarian states but he believes that Bush s Forward Strategy of Freedom is altruistic self defeating and in opposition to America s national self interest 34 In his 2006 speech Democracy vs Victory Why the Forward Strategy of Freedom Had to Fail 35 given at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston he said Washington commanded the military to tip toe around Iraq Troops were coached in all manner of cultural sensitivity training so they would not offend the customs of the locals The welfare of Iraqis was placed above the lives of our soldiers who were put in the line of fire but prevented from using all the necessary force necessary to win US troops died as a result Washington treats the lives of our military personnel as expendable Their blood is spilled for the sake of serving Iraqis a people overwhelmingly hostile to America Bush had committed America to this selfless mission in the run up to the war On December 17 2004 Yaron Brook appeared on The O Reilly Factor Impact Segment Aftermath of Fallujah activities the context was that an embedded journalist had reported about the shooting of previously disarmed Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah During this interview he said I m suggesting that we start bringing this war to the civilians the consequences of this war to the civilians who are harboring and helping and supporting the insurgents in Fallujah and other places I would like to see the United States turn Fallujah into dust and tell the Iraqis If you re going to continue to support the insurgents you will not have homes you will not have schools you will not have mosques Brook argued that if flattening Fallujah to end the Iraqi insurgency will save American lives to refrain from doing so is morally evil 36 Israel Edit Brook considers Israel to be a morally good nation because its Western style government protects the rights of its citizens Arab and Jewish alike vastly more than neighboring countries 37 38 On Zionism Brook argued that Zionism fused a valid concern self preservation amid a storm of hostility with a toxic premise ethnically based collectivism and religion 39 Brook advocates morally but not necessarily financially supporting Israel which he sees as a Western ally against Islamic terrorism 40 Brook strongly disagrees with many aspects of Israel s policies including its collectivist and religious influences and its self sacrificial foreign policy of giving its enemies land money and other goods 37 41 Personal life EditBrook is married to Revital Brook and he has two sons Niv a comedian and Edaan 42 43 Published works EditBooks Edit Brook Yaron Watkins Don 2012 Free Market Revolution How Ayn Rand s Ideas Can End Big Government New York Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978 0230341692 Brook Yaron Watkins Don 2016 Equal Is Unfair America s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality New York St Martins Press Brook Yaron Watkins Don 2017 In Pursuit of Wealth The Moral Case for Finance New York Ayn Rand Institute Press Other Edit Corporate governance a study of director liability firm performance and shareholder wealth University of Texas Austin 1994 thesis Shareholder wealth effects of directors liability limitation provisions Brook Yaron Rao Ramesh K S Journal of Financial amp Quantitative Analysis vol 3 1994 481 97 Terrorism in Israel Yaron Brook The Intellectual Activist Vol 10 No 4 July 1996 The gains from takeover deregulation Evidence from the end of interstate banking restrictions Brook Yaron Hendershott Robert Darrell Lee Journal of Finance the journal of the American Finance Association Malden Mass et al Blackwell vol 6 1998 2185 204 Do Firms Use Dividends to Signal Large Future Cash Flow Increases Brook Yaron Charlton William T Jr Hendershott Robert J Financial Management Tampa Fla Financial Management Association International vol 3 1998 46 57 Corporate Governance and Recent Consolidation in the Banking Industry Brook Yaron Hendershott Robert J Lee Darrell Journal of Corporate Finance contracting governance and organization Santa Clara U Kennesaw State U vol 2 2000 pp 141 64 Hype and Internet Stocks Brook Yaron Hendershott Robert J The Journal of Investing vol 2 53 64 Just War Theory vs American Self Defense Yaron Brook Alex Epstein The Objective Standard Vol 1 No 1 Spring 2006 The Forward Strategy For Failure Yaron Brook Elan Journo The Objective Standard Vol 2 No 1 Spring 2007 Brook s article on CEO compensation in USA TodayReferences Edit Yaron Brook Facebook com Archived from the original on January 11 2016 Retrieved March 31 2015 Atlas came to Irvine The Orange County Register Archived from the original on June 15 2008 Retrieved March 31 2015 Yaron Brook Ayn Rand Institute Archived from the original on November 12 2013 Retrieved August 18 2009 BH Equity Research Bhequity com Archived from the original on December 16 2014 Retrieved March 31 2015 Letran Vivian June 7 2002 Ayn Rand Institute to Move to Orange County Los Angeles Times Archived from the original on October 16 2012 Retrieved August 18 2009 Anarchy and efficient law YouTube com December 10 2010 Retrieved March 31 2015 Yaron Brook en Libertad Querida YouTube com May 9 2011 Retrieved March 31 2015 美容専門チャンネル Archived from the original on February 17 2014 Yaron Brook Director of the Ayn Rand Institute at BGU MBA Program YouTube com June 13 2012 Retrieved March 31 2015 Ayn Rand Radical for Capitalism UFM New Media Archived from the original on March 11 2014 Retrieved March 31 2015 Yaron Brook How to be a Rational Egoist YouTube com September 13 2011 Retrieved March 31 2015 Forbes Search Forbes com Archived from the original on February 15 2012 Retrieved March 31 2015 yaron brook CNBC Search cnbc com Archived from the original on April 2 2015 Retrieved March 31 2015 Epstein Alex Brook Yaron October 22 2002 Paralyzing America s Producers Ayn Rand Institute Archived from the original on May 25 2011 Retrieved October 2 2009 Brook Yaron January 7 2007 Pay is company s prerogative USA Today p 19A Archived from the original on June 29 2011 Retrieved September 18 2017 Brook Yaron Epstein Alex July 14 2003 The cost of the ethical assault on honest businessmen Archived from the original on June 5 2011 Retrieved October 2 2009 Capitalism and Business Ethics Yaron Brook Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute Washingtonpost com July 19 2000 Archived from the original on October 24 2012 Retrieved October 2 2009 YBrook Did Ayn Rand ever discuss her views on the second amendment and gun control What are your own views about what restrictions if any a proper government would place on ownership of handguns and other firearms Podcast Peikoff Peikoff com Archived from the original on April 4 2015 Retrieved March 31 2015 a b c d 1 Archived October 5 2013 at the Wayback Machine To YB Is Obama worse on foreign policy than Ron Paul Podcast Peikoff Peikoff com Archived from the original on April 5 2015 Retrieved March 31 2015 To YB Should the United States be a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Podcast Peikoff Peikoff com Archived from the original on April 3 2015 Retrieved March 31 2015 To YBrook I recently 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