2022 02 16
Bridging the American schism: Fight unreason with reason
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February 16, 2022, 6:30 PM
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“Our civic debate has collapsed to such a degree that we risk not being able to hand a democratic society to our kids. Rancor and acrimony have crowded out objective truth and reasoned debate — the very foundation of our Enlightenment inheritance.

Too many citizens who make up the “Frustrated Majority” have remained too long with their heads in the sand for fear of bringing on the wrath of extreme voices, even though these same citizens recognize all too well that our political dialogue is no longer productive.

The answers lie in our history — history can act as a salve for our wounds, if only we would apply it. #FightUnreasonWithReason is a campaign with a concrete roadmap to restore sanity to our civic arena. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and discussing with you how we can heal the divide in our country and embark on a more productive path.”

—Seth David Radwell

Seth David Radwell is the author of the Amazon bestselling book, American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation.

Radwell is an internationally known business executive and thought leader in consumer marketing. He served as president of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children’s publishing and education conglomerate. In an earlier role he was president of Bookspan/Bertelsmann, where he was responsible for all editorial, marketing, media, and digital functions for such iconic brands as Book of the Month Club, Doubleday Book Club, and Literary Guild. Until 2018, he served as the CEO of The Proactiv Company, the leading skincare brand for acne. Previously, he served as president and chief revenue officer of Guthy-Renker, the worldwide leading direct-to-consumer beauty company.

Prior to his publishing career, Radwell served as senior vice president, content, for Prodigy Services Company, where he pioneered new ecommerce revenue streams for the online service business. Before that, he spent six years with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University.