Andrew Bernstein

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Andrew Bernstein
Born 1949
Nationality American
Alma mater City University of New York (Ph.D.)
Notable work The Bernstein Declaration,
The Capitalist Manifesto
School Objectivism

Andrew Bernstein (born 1949) is an American philosopher. He is a proponent of Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, and the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He is the author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire,[1] Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Case for Individual Rights[2] and Objectivism in One Lesson,[3] as well as two novels, Heart of a Pagan and A Dearth of Eagles.[4] He also authored the CliffsNotes for Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, and Anthem, and has contributed essays to volumes such as Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem[5] and Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living.[6] His op-eds have appeared in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Constitution, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle. Bernstein has lectured at Harvard University, Duke University, Yale University, Stanford University, the United States Military Academy, Founders College, the University of Southern California, and elsewhere. He currently teaches at Marist College and at SUNY Purchase where, in 2004, he was voted "Outstanding Faculty Member" by the student body.[7] He is affiliated with the Ayn Rand Institute and the New York Heroes Society, an Ayn Rand advocacy organization, and is known for his public defense of Objectivism and laissez-faire capitalism.[8]



  • Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop, 2002
  • A Dearth of Eagles, 2017


  • The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire, 2005
  • Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand, 2008
  • Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Case for Individual Rights, 2010
  • Capitalist Solutions: A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas, 2011


  1. ^ University Press of America, 2005
  2. ^ University Press of America, 2010
  3. ^ Hamilton Books, 2009
  4. ^ The Paper Tiger, 2002
  5. ^ Mayhew, Robert, ed., Lexington Press, 2005, "Anthem and Collectivist Regression into Primitivism," pp. 299–305.
  6. ^ Mayhew, Robert, ed., Lexington Press, 2004, "The Integration of Plot and Theme in We the Living," pp. 279–285.
  7. ^ "Andrew Bernstein: Bio". Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "New York Heroes Society". Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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