Seth David Radwell

About the Author


SETH DAVID RADWELL is an internationally known business executive with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Columbia University. He served as President of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children’s publishing and education company, and as President of Bookspan/Bertelsmann, where he oversaw all editorial, marketing, media, and digital functions for iconic brands such as Book of the Month Club and developed book clubs for a diverse readership, including Black Expressions.

New Book

American Schism


In American Schism, Radwell looks at our country’s history and ongoing political tensions through the lens of the Radical Enlightenment versus the Moderate Enlightenment, and their dynamic interplay with Counter-Enlightenment movements over the last few centuries. With a firm grasp of historical context and reality, he offers a new vision for America with practical action steps for repairing our rift and healing our wounds.

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Why the Exhausted Majority -77% of Americans Are Fed Up


Author Seth David Radwell discusses his upcoming book “American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation”— available July 4th wherever books are sold.

What People Say

After a brief overview of the pre-Enlightenment era, AMERICAN SCHISM sheds light on the origins of the competing Enlightenment principles that remain at the root of the fundamental divisions in our society. Building on this foundation, Radwell provides a framework for analyzing the consequences of Radical versus Moderate philosophies throughout America’s history. As the author makes clear, such differences in ideals created two competing visions of our country. This rivalry has had a significant impact on our public policy, organizational and educational practices, and countless American lives.

“Those seeking to heal our divided nation should read American Schism. In an age  of unreason, Seth David Radwell deftly conveys the history of our core values and  shows us a reasoned way forward.”
Ana Navarro, CNN contributor

American Schism is a vigorously-written, deeply-informed intellectual tour de force,  and a bracing call to nonviolent arms! ”
David J. Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Bearing the Cross

“Radwell makes a powerful argument that many of America’s greatest internal  conflicts—past and present—are part of a titanic, ongoing struggle between  conflicting camps of Enlightenment thought, one championing a democratic republic,  the other an aristocratic one.”
Colin Woodard, author of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States  Nationhood and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures  of North America

“An intriguing exploration of how past historical conflicts continue to play out in  our present divisions.”
Paul Loeb, author Soul of a Citizen

Social Posts

Dogs aren’t just panting for fun- you may have been told something along the lines of “they can’t sweat the normal way, so they have to sweat by panting”. Makes sense.
Close, but wrong. Dogs pant as a method of temperature regulation. As they heat up it can become difficult for them to... breath, so intake of cool air both helps with breathing and cools them down. They CAN sweat though- through the pads on their feet.

It’s exciting to see your book on the shelf—and even more exciting to get the opportunity to talk about it.

Walking through LAX last week, I spotted American Schism on display at the Hudson News kiosk.

I introduced myself to the manager, and he immediately asked if I would ...sign all of his copies—which I gladly did.

If you’re passing through LAX, say hi to my friends at Hudson News, and be on the lookout for those signed copies!

#AmericanSchism #Politics
#FightUnreasonWithReason

Thank you for getting American Schism off to a great start!

Amazon Bestseller in Rationalist Philosophy, Comparative Politics, Political Freedom, and Civics.

Now, you can get American Schism at the
promotional price of just $15.99 and the kindle edition for just $8.69.
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The word “Chameleon” doesn’t just refer to the animal. Colloquially, the word also people who can blend into their surroundings extremely well. Makes sense- that’s what the animals do.
Chameleon coloration only has camouflage as a secondary goal. The main usage is to convey mood or ...information to other chameleons. Most chameleon’s have their default coloration matching the to the habitat they live in as a consequence of evolution- not an attempt to hide.

One of the narratives of American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation is the importance of France as an ally and partner in the U.S. battle for independence from the British Crown.

At this building located at 55 rue Jacob in Paris, on September 3,1783, ...the treaty in which the British Crown formally recognized the independence of the United States was signed.
Signing for the new country was Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams.

Just went on a podcast with Ciaran O’Connor of Braver Angels! Braver Angels is an extraordinary non-profit organization that brings people with different political views together to have a conversation grounded in reason and fact-based reality.

#FightUnreasonWithReason

...https://braverangels.org/american-schism/

A question most of us asked when we were young: “Mom/dad? Why do I have to wear my hat?!” You probably got told that most of our body heat escapes through the head. It makes sense intuitively- heat rises, and the head is on top.
While this is true for infants, it isn’t for anyone else. ...Heat loss is based on surface area- we lose about 7% of body heat from our head, which is proportional to the surface area it holds. You should still wear a hat, though! If it’s the only place uncovered, you’ll still lose heat.

I had a great talk with Jon Gordon on his top-rated podcast. Here is what he posted:

https://positiveuniversity.com/episode/seth-radwell/

Thank you for getting American Schism off to a great start!

Amazon Bestseller in Rationalist Philosophy, Comparative Politics, Political Freedom, and Civics.

Now, you can get American Schism at the
promotional price of just $15.99 and the kindle edition for just $8.69.
...
Order YOUR copy today!

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American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing our Nation

American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing our Nation

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