Morris Berman is a poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, and cultural historian. He has written thirteen books and more than 150 articles, and has taught at a number of universities in Europe, North America, and Mexico. He won the Governor’s Writer’s Award for Washington State in 1990 and was the first recipient of the annual Rollo May Center Grant for Humanistic Studies in 1992. In 2000, The Twilight of American Culture was named a “Notable Book” by the New York Times Book Review, and in 2013 Berman received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association.
Berman is widely known for his trilogy on human consciousness, consisting of The Reenchantment of the World (1981), Coming to Our Senses (1989), and Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality (2000). He is equally or even more widely renowned for his later trilogy, on the subject of the American empire, consisting of The Twilight of American Culture (2000), Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire (2006), and Why America Failed (2011).
Dr. Berman lives in Mexico.