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North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Dr. Andrew Bernstein Speaking to NTOS on Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7:00PM!

Dr. Andrew Bernstein Speaking to NTOS on Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7:00PM!

Old T.
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX

Dr. Andrew Bernstein, philosopher and novelist, will be speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society in Dallas on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM!

This speaker event includes Dr. Bernstein's new lecture entitled "Capitalism as the Solution for the Problems of Education." This material had originally been intended to be part of his book "The Capitalist Manifesto," but was not included due to length constraints.


7:00 - 7:30 pm -- Arrival and signing-In
7:30 - 9:00 pm -- Lecture followed by question period
9:00 - 11:00 pm -- Reception and refreshments

* The speaker retains all copyright in his lecture. Note-taking is welcomed, but by participation each audience member agrees not to publish any lecture notes without Dr. Bernstein's express written permission.

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


Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York--and has taught at Hunter College, Marymount College (where he was selected Teacher of the Year in 1995) and at SUNY Purchase, where he was chosen Teacher of the Year in 2004.

His book, The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire, was published by University Press of America in September, 2005. His articles and op-ed essays have appeared in various publications and leading newspapers, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Houston Chronicle, and numerous others. He has lectured at universities around the country, including at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, Chicago, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and numerous others. His first novel, Heart of a Pagan, was published in 2002 by The Paper Tiger. He is currently writing an introductory text on Objectivism entitled Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

A popular lecturer and guest, he has appeared on the radio on shows in Boston, Northern California, St. Louis, and Detroit, and has been a talk-radio guest host in Los Angeles. Discussions have included such topics as the role of values in human life, the need for heroes in our society, the nature of a proper curriculum for our schools, and the application of philosophical principles to a broad array of cultural/political topics.

Andrew Bernstein's website is: http://www.andrewbern...­


For more information about NTOS, please visit our "About Us" page at http://aynrand.meetup...­


We are requesting advance registration for building membership in NTOS; to help us plan for limited seating; our security and enjoyment; and minimizing the management of payments at the door. Please register ASAP to help us plan!

Please use our NTOS website on to register as follows:

(1) Visit our event page at: http://aynrand.meetup...­
.......(a) RSVP for yourself plus any welcome guests you may wish to bring; and
.......(b) pay the event fee(s) via the blue "PayPal" link.

(2) "Contact Organizer" via http://aynrand.meetup...­
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;
.......(d) your mailing address;
.......(e) your telephone number(s).

The Organizer will promptly acknowledge receipt of your registration via e-mail.

We will only use a member's contact information for NTOS purposes, for example, as a backup for Meetup's system, and we will never give out, publish, or sell your contact information without your permission. Of course, anyone may withdraw from NTOS and our contact list at any time.


As soon as the event location is finalized, the Organizer will begin sending e-mails to everyone who has registered regarding the details for the location.


If you have any questions, need any special accommodation, or have any difficulties regarding making an advance RSVP and payment for any reason, please contact me via the "Contact Organizer" feature on the website at: http://aynrand.meetup...­

We hope you can join us for this special speaker event!

"Old Toad," Organizer
North Texas Objectivist Society
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