North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Please register now: Andrew Bernstein Speaking to NTOS on Friday, May 6, 201

Please register now: Andrew Bernstein Speaking to NTOS on Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 7:00PM!

Old T.
OldToad
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Individual Rights and Free Markets

Dr. Andrew Bernstein Speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society



Synopsis

In the current day, America is plagued by serious moral/political dilemmas, several of which threaten the country’s very existence as a free society. Environmentalism and claims of pernicious man-made global warming constitute one such challenge. Terrorism spawned by Islamic Totalitarianism poses a major danger to American lives and freedom. Healthcare and the current trend toward socialized medicine is a serious problem. Education in America has been an unresolved problem for decades, if not for 150 years since the imposition of government schooling. Nor are these the only significant challenges facing the country today. There are others, such as: abortion, gun control vs. the right to bear to arms, the War on Drugs, immigration, and gay marriage.

This talk, based on Andrew Bernstein’s current manuscript of the same title, analyzes every one of these issues from within the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, showing that, without exception, rational solutions—those both moral and practical—lie in full protection of individual rights and establishment of free markets.

The talk itself will last roughly 60-90 minutes and be followed by an extensive question and answer session.




About the Speaker

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York, and teaches Philosophy at SUNY Purchase, which selected him “Teacher of the Year” in 2004. He is the author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Fair; Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand; and Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestablke Moral Case for Individual Rights. He speaks regularly on the greatness of capitalism to college audiences, to high school students, to Tea Party groups, and to other private organizations. He is a regular guest on radio talk shows, including a recent appearance on Jason Lewis’s national show. His op-ed essays have appeared in numerous newspapers, including theSan Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Houston Chronicle, and others. He is widely regarded as a rousing and inspiring speaker in support of individual rights and freedom.



About the North Texas Objectivist Society

­­­­­http://www.meetup.com/Objectivist-Society/about/­­





Program*

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Arrival, signing-in, and seating

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Lecture followed by question period


* Refreshments only. Business casual.

* The speaker reserves all copyright. Note-taking is permitted, but by participation each audience member agrees not to publish any lecture notes.

* NTOS requests everyone to avoid Rand/Branden, Peikoff/Kelley, and ARI/TAS issues at our lecture events, which topics may be more appropriately and freely discussed at other NTOS events.




Admission Pricing

$40/person, $25/student (or unepmployed or retired), or $15/new guest*

*A “new guest” means a person who: (a) is accompanied as a personal guest of a member; (b) has never been a member; and (c) has never been to an NTOS speaker event.

The member is expected to be the link between his guests and the other members of NTOS. For example, the member should help introduce his guests to Objectivism and to our other members.


We have very friendly and welcoming events. As always, all participation is expected to be respectful of a speaker and our society. For more information about NTOS, please see our “About” page at http://www.meetup.com...­



Location

North Dallas area (in Flower Mound). The location information will be sent via e-mail to those who register.



Advance Registration Requested

We request advance registration for limited seating, to build membership in NTOS, for our security, and to minimize the management of payments at the door.

Please register for this event as follows:

(1) Visit our event listing at (scroll down page):

­­­­­­http://www.meetup.com/Objectivist-Society/­

..(a) RSVP for yourself plus any welcome guests you may wish to bring.

..(b) Pay the applicable event fee(s) via the payment link provided.



(2) "Contact Organizer" via ­­­­­http://www.meetup.com/Objectivist-Society/suggestion/­

to send an e-mail with the following information:

..(a) Your name;

..(b) The name(s) of your guest(s), if any;

..(c) Your e-mail address; and

..(d) Your telephone number(s).

We will not give out, publish, or sell your contact information.



Related Events

Please also consider joining us and the speaker for:

Open Q&A with Andrew Bernstein @ "the Ranch" Saturday, October 23, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This is primarily intended as an additional opportunity for those who attend his lecture.

See our NTOS calendar for the details regarding the separate open Q&A session!



Social Gathering & Reception with Andrew Bernstein @ "the Ranch"Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7:00 pm - till exhaustion!

This is open to all members and guests. Please join us if you like! See our NTOS calendar for the details regarding the separate social reception!




Questions

If you have any questions, need any special accommodation, or have any difficulties regarding making online registration, please contact us via the "Contact Organizer" feature on Meetup at: ­­­­­http://www.meetup.com/Objectivist-Society/suggestion/­



We hope you can join us!



"Old Toad", Organizer North Texas Objectivist Society

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