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...
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...
The Truth About Climate Change

The Truth About Climate Change

Introduction Climate change is real and persistent. Even a brief study of the recent past illustrates this, but it becomes all the more certain when one broadens the scope to take in the vast sweep of geologic time. Is nature’s inherent dynamism responsible for the...
Great Islamic Thinkers vs. Islam

Great Islamic Thinkers vs. Islam

“During its Golden Age, the Muslim world, in the arts and sciences, conducted a love affair with the Greek method of observation-based rationality; but—because such method applied to life’s most fundamental questions threatened religious beliefs—could not, and,...