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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.

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PROGRAM*

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 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/TOC issues, which may be more appropriately and freely discussed at other NTOS events.

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MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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.andrewbernstein.net/

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ABOUT THE NORTH TEXAS OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY

For more information about NTOS, please visit our "About Us" page at http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/about/

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ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQESTED

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 Meetup.com to register as follows:

(1) Visit our event page at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/calendar/list/

.......(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.com/71/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;

.......(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.

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LOCATION

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.

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QUESTIONS

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 Meetup.com website at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/suggestion/

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

"Old Toad," Organizer

North Texas Objectivist Society

http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/about/

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Dr. Bernstein graciously has agreed to also stay and visit with us for a social gathering on the Saturday night following his lecture to the North Texas Objectivist Society. This social gathering is to give those who attend his lecture the night before an additional opportunity to discuss the lecture with others who attended and to have more time with Dr. Bernstein. (Their families welcome, too!) Please make sure you RSVP'd "Yes" and paid for his speaking event before making "Yes" or "Maybe" RSVPs to attend this social event! Details below:

SOCIAL GATHERING w/ Bernstein @ the Ranch! Sat, May 17, 2008, 7:00pm! (THIS IS NOT THE SPEAKING NIGHT!)

Casual dress. Mingle freely.

Refreshments -- fruit, chips, dips and salsa! Cold beverages. BYOB or wine. Remind us to make some hot coffee, too.

Hot Food! Varies from barbecued hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, sausages, and hot dogs to baked lasagnas to smoked meats. Hot side dishes, too. Get the food while it is hot! We normally like to serve buffet style at around 7:30 pm. (You are welcome to come late, but after that, the food may not be so hot.)

Feel free to bring a beverage, dish, or dessert if you have something of your own you prefer or you would like to share.

We have been having a great time at our social events! Plenty of time to get to know each other and for in-depth philosophical discussions, too. Please join us!

Please RSVP for each event at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/calendar/list/

NOTE: This SOCIAL is for those who attend Andrew Bernstein's speaking to NTOS the night before (and for their families)! --Please make sure you RSVP'd "Yes" and paid for his speaking event before making "Yes" or "Maybe" RSVPs to attend this follow-up social event with Dr. Bernstein!

WHERE:

The Horse Ranch

Contact Organizer for Directions *Do NOT use Meetup's Map!

Please RSVP early! Space is limited!

NORTH TEXAS OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY

The North Texas Objectivist Society has 200 members, and we're growing!

For more information about us, please see http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/about/

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Dr. Bernstein graciously has agreed to also stay and visit with us for a social gathering on the Saturday night following his lecture to the North Texas Objectivist Society. This social gathering is to give those who attend his lecture the night before an additional opportunity to discuss the lecture with others who attended and to have more time with Dr. Bernstein. (Their families welcome, too!) Please make sure you RSVP'd "Yes" and paid for his speaking event before making "Yes" or "Maybe" RSVPs to attend this social event! Details below:

SOCIAL GATHERING w/ Bernstein @ the Ranch! Sat, May 17, 2008, 7:00pm! (THIS IS NOT THE SPEAKING NIGHT!)

Casual dress. Mingle freely.

Refreshments -- fruit, chips, dips and salsa! Cold beverages. BYOB or wine. Remind us to make some hot coffee, too.

Hot Food! Varies from barbecued hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, sausages, and hot dogs to baked lasagnas to smoked meats. Hot side dishes, too. Get the food while it is hot! We normally like to serve buffet style at around 7:30 pm. (You are welcome to come late, but after that, the food may not be so hot.)

Feel free to bring a beverage, dish, or dessert if you have something of your own you prefer or you would like to share.

We have been having a great time at our social events! Plenty of time to get to know each other and for in-depth philosophical discussions, too. Please join us!

Please RSVP for each event at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/calendar/list/

NOTE: This SOCIAL is for those who attend Andrew Bernstein's speaking to NTOS the night before (and for their families)! --Please make sure you RSVP'd "Yes" and paid for his speaking event before making "Yes" or "Maybe" RSVPs to attend this follow-up social event with Dr. Bernstein!

WHERE:

The Horse Ranch

Contact Organizer for Directions *Do NOT use Meetup's Map!

Please RSVP early! Space is limited!

NORTH TEXAS OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY

The North Texas Objectivist Society has 200 members, and we're growing!

For more information about us, please see http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/about/

I attended Andrew Bernstein's talk when he was here last time - and he is a very good speaker, and was wonderful conversing with after his talk.

My husband and I are attending both his talk and the social gathering. If you are in the Dallas area and can make it - it will be worth it!

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Andrew Bernstein's lecture last night was great - and I had an even better time Saturday night.

Also, what is very special to me anyway, was that Earl, an Objectivist that was a friend of Ayn Rand was able to make it Saturday night. It was a real joy to listen to him and Andy talk - especially where Earl has first hand experience with Ayn Rand. He is always great to listen to, but to hear both he and Andrew Bernstein together - wow - I don't even know what I can equate it to.

For those that couldn't make - please consider coming down next time we have a speaker, or even just for our usual meetups. I have enjoyed all the speakers, but I have to say Bernstein is by far my favorite. All of the speakers have been willing to discuss questions - but what is special about Andrew Bernstein is how he is able to explain answers in a way that anyone - from a academic genius to just a layman can get what he is talking about. He is also extremely personable.

I started finally reading his book "Capitalist Manifesto" last week - and it is wonderful.

Todd - thanks again for setting this up!

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