Andrew Bernstein's Articles
Arts & Culture, Ayn Rand & Objectivism
Dominique Francon: Ayn Rand’s Profoundly Misunderstood Heroine
Andrew Bernstein May 21, 2022
Because Dominique is The Fountainhead's heroine and second most important character, we will not fully understand the book (arguably one of the greatest novels in literature) if we do not comprehend her character.
Heroes and Villains in Western Philosophy
Andrew Bernstein February 21, 2022
The heroes of philosophy from Thales to Rand—and preeminently Aristotle—have provided us with a priceless gift. In sundry forms, heroes support human life. Nowhere is this truth more powerful than with the heroes of philosophy.
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity by James Valliant and Warren Fahy
Andrew Bernstein April 20, 2021
Creating Christ provides a trove of unprecedented insights about the genesis of the modern world’s most popular religion. All interested in Christianity’s provenance would do well to read this boldly original book.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry by Taleeb Starkes
Andrew Bernstein August 6, 2020
Black Lies Matter is a courageous, honest, and accurate exposé of Black Lives Matter—and of the Race Grievance Industry more broadly—and it deserves the attention of anyone who genuinely cares about black lives and civil society.
History, Politics & Rights
The White Rose: A Story of Unsurpassed Courage
Andrew Bernstein May 20, 2020
At the height of the Nazi reign of terror, a group of idealistic young Germans rose to challenge Hitler’s regime. In reference to the moral purity of their cause, they dubbed themselves the “White Rose.”
Education & Parenting, Philosophy
Heroes and Villains in American Education
Andrew Bernstein August 13, 2018
Though their originators are mostly dead and gone, the ideas that sunk American education are still operative today. Those who offered rational alternatives have had little influence—but we can change that.
Black Slaves Who Could Have Been American Founders
Andrew Bernstein December 12, 2015
Examines slave rebellions in early America, showing that those who led them did so for the same reasons the Founders revolted against Great Britain.
Aristotle Versus Religion
Andrew Bernstein February 21, 2014
Offers a concise history of the relationships and conflicts between Aristotelianism and the three major monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; illustrates the varying degrees to which Western and Middle Eastern cultures accepted or rejected The Philosopher's ideas and attempted to mix them with religion; and shows the power of rational ideas to sustain and further human life and the power of irrational ideas to throttle and thwart it.