We’re talking about Books That Make You Recognize The Two Americas – And Ways to Bridge the Divide
We dance around politics, as it affects so many topics in the books we read. The goal of this show is to bring people and ideas together, not to be divisive—there is enough of that happening in the world right now. But then along comes a book, and an author, who aligns with our vision to heal our nation, rather than further divide it.
Seth David Radwell is the author of American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation. He believes our democracy is in crisis. He 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.
Yet, despite the dire pronouncements from pundits on both the left and right, he knows from his research that our political divisions are not “unprecedented”—nor are they irredeemable.