Paolo L. Bernardini received his Ph.D. in history from the European University Institute in Florence. He is currently professor at the University of Insubria, Como (on leave), and professor of history at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History