American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation (Hardcover)
An enlightened exploration of history to unite a deeply divided America
The political dialogue in America has collapsed. Raw and bitter emotions such as anger and resentment have crowded out any logical debate. In this investigative tracing of our nation's divergent roots, author Seth David Radwell explains that only reasoned analysis and historical perspective can act as salves for the irrational political discourse that is raging at present.
Two disparate Americas have always coexisted, and Radwell discovered that the surprising origin of these dual Americas was not an Enlightenment, but two distinct Enlightenments that have been fiercely competing since the founding of our country. Radwell argues that it is only by embracing Enlightenment principles that we can build a civilized, progressive, and tolerant society.
American Schism reveals
- the roots of the rifts in America since its founding and what is really dividing red and blue America;
- the core issues that underlie all of today's bickering;
- a detailed, effective plan to move forward, commencing what will be a long process of repair and reconciliation.
Seth David Radwell changes the nature of the political debate by fighting unreason with reason, allowing Americans to firmly ground their differing points of view in rationality.