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...
A Radio Interview The Education Guy Did With David Leonard

Heroes and Villains in American Education

Author’s note: This essay was originally published in The Objective Standard. American education is a catastrophe. The evidence supporting this conclusion is overwhelming and has been for decades. For example, a December 2016 article in The Atlantic reported that...
The Left Pushes America Toward Race War

The Left Pushes America Toward Race War

Basic Political Principles The situation in American politics is dangerous and getting worse. To fully appreciate the dangers, we need to rigorously define our terms.  Terms like “left” and “right” are spatial metaphors with no literal...