The Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought
- Publish Date: 2006-09-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Carl J. Richard
The Battle for the American Mind brings together religion, politics, economics, science, and literature to present a compelling history of the American people. In this brief and entertaining book, noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that there have been three worldviews that have dominated American thoughttheism, humanism, and skepticism. Theists put their faith in God, humanists in man, and skeptics have faith in neither god nor man. Each worldview has had an epoch of domination, leading to the present Age of Confusion where theists, humanists, and skeptics battle one another for control of American hearts and minds.
By clearly explaining what Americans believed, exploring why they did so, and showing how that impacted the nation's development, Carl J. Richard presents a unique portrait of the United Statespast and present.