America: A Racist Nation?

America: A Racist Nation?

The recent murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was ghastly and reminds us of the hideous racial injustice directed against black Americans in the nation’s past. In this essay, I will examine American racism in a worldwide context, and then seek a...
The Great Man Theory of History

The Great Man Theory of History

(This essay was originally written as a chapter in my book, Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters, and is an outtake from that book.) Do specific geniuses or “great men” drive forward the events of history?   Is profound impact on social history...

Further Truths About Climate Change

                       Further Truths About Climate Change                                                                                                             Andrew Bernstein   Introduction In 2017, I published an essay, “The Truth About Climate...
Is There a Cure for the Collapse of the U.S. Education System?

Is There a Cure for the Collapse of the U.S. Education System?

By Andrew Bernstein Ph.D. Student test scores show that American schools are a failure. As far back as 1983, a commission appointed by the Reagan Administration entitled its report regarding U.S. education: “A Nation at Risk.” It concluded ominously: “If an unfriendly...
A Tribute to Carl Barney

A Tribute to Carl Barney

I wrote a book about the nature of heroism.  I know a hero when I see one.  Carl Barney is a hero. Full disclosures:  Carl has been a friend for thirty years; he funded the Ayn Rand Institute, which hired me to perform multiple intellectual tasks; he helps fund the...