This book is a collection of works posted in blog-format on Bert’s personal Facebook page from January-December 2020. His astute posts began long before 2020, however, in editing this collection it became clear that his messages throughout this tumultuous year in history would best be served if exclusively highlighted. The result is a reflection of the year through the eyes of a 95-year-old man who maintains the spirit and vigor of a revolutionary leader of justice reform. His words will continue to resonate so long as we continue to choose Hope over Hate, Equality and Justice over Demagoguery and Subjugation. Together, we can reclaim the heart of this country and, in the words of Bert, “Make America Hope Again.”
Hubert ('Bert') Kauffman earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College, M.A. from City College of New York, and Ph.D. from New York University. He worked as professor Emeritus of psychology at City College from 1954-1978 and maintained a private practice for most of his adult life. Bert has called many places "home" throughout his life, now splitting his time between Westbrook, CT during the winter months, and Oxford, ME in the spring and summer. He is married to the inimitable Lerryn Besancon, who is a brilliant force and Bert's ultimate muse.