Andrew Bernstein's Articles
Heroes and Villains in American Education
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
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
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. . . Continue »
Debate: Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind?
Debates the question, “Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind?” D’Souza defends Christianity while Bernstein defends Objectivism, the philosophy that holds the requirements of human life as the standard of moral value.
Great Islamic Thinkers Versus Islam
Examines the Golden Age of Islam and considers the ideas of some of its leading thinkers, telling “a story of great achievements—and their rejection; of great heroes—and their defeat; of great minds—and their suppression; ultimately, of great danger—and its cancerous growth.”
The Educational Bonanza in Privatizing Government Schools
Surveys the ills of government-run schools, shows the general superiority of private schools, zeros in on the reason for the difference, and proposes a radical change from which everyone would benefit.