Battle for the American Mind - Pete Hegseth & David Goodwin

Battle for the American Mind

By Pete Hegseth & David Goodwin

  • Release Date: 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 3.5
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From 82 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

FOX News host Pete Hegseth is back with what he says is his most important book yet: A revolutionary road map to saving our children from leftist indoctrination. 

Behind a smokescreen of “preparing students for the new industrial economy,” early progressives had political control in mind. America’s original schools didn’t just make kids memorize facts or learn skills; they taught them to think freely and arrive at wisdom. They assigned the classics, inspired love of God and country, and raised future citizens that changed the world forever. 

Today, after 16,000 hours of K-12 indoctrination, our kids come out of government schools hating America. They roll their eyes at religion and disdain our history. We spend more money on education than ever, but kids can barely read and write—let alone reason with discernment. Western culture is on the ropes. Kids are bored and aimless, flailing for purpose in a system that says racial and gender identity is everything.

Battle for the American Mind is the untold story of the Progressive plan to neutralize the basis of our Republic – by removing the one ingredient that had sustained Western Civilization for thousands of years. Pete Hegseth and David Goodwin explain why, no matter what political skirmishes conservatives win, progressives are winning the war—and control the “supply lines” of future citizens.  Reversing this reality will require parents to radically reorient their children’s education; even most homeschooling and Christian schooling are infused with progressive assumptions. We need to recover a lost philosophy of education – grounded in virtue and excellence – that can arm future generations to fight for freedom. It’s called classical Christian education. Never heard of it? You’re not alone.

Battle for the American Mind is more than a book; it’s a field guide for remaking school in the United States. We’ve ceded our kids’ minds to the left for far too long—this book gives patriotic parents the ammunition to join an insurgency that gives America a fighting chance.

Reviews

  • A Must Read

    5
    By Pneuma Dude
    I just purchased this book and haven’t read but a few pages, but after reading the reviews from those on the left, I realized this is a must read for anyone who believes in America!
  • Separation of Church & State

    1
    By Zendude2664
    Boy these right wing nut jobs are seriously leading this country to war.
  • Disillusionment and antiquity

    1
    By ms.girly
    The author is having an identity crisis that blames education, liberals, and those with other perspectives rather than a true look at differing ideals and critical thought. What was good and nostalgic for him and his perspective is definitely not what was ideal for many others and rather weigh his experiences with other communities, it must be a political agenda. Simple mindedness cloaked in intellectualism at its best.
  • Battle for the American Mind

    5
    By Watchdog62992
    Honest, straightforward, and definitely not for the narrow-minded left - those who have been produced by the very “education” system being assessed herein. No one likes to have their soft underbelly exposed.
  • Pete Hegseth probably leaned hard on his co-writer

    2
    By Shannon Scott Tyson
    If you’ve ever listened to Pete Hegseth speak on air at Fox News, you get a clear sense that he is an average thinker. He is certainly not a serious writer. Writing is how one truly learns to think — to wrestle with ideas — and sometimes come to realize what you believe might be wrong. The book is an elegy for a the past of a white boy who probably decorated his bike to ride in the Fourth of July Parade. To him, Progressives are an enemy. To Progressives, Pete Hegseth is not an enemy at all, just a man trapped in a nostalgic America that frankly didn’t do a great job of telling real truth about our nation’s darker side. Even with that occasional darkness, America is still a model responsible for freeing more humans and motivating nations to pursue honest Democracy. Progressives love America too. We just accept, she isn’t perfect
  • "White Washing History"

    1
    By FreethinkerX
    Soft selling hate and willful historical ignorance. Intellectually dishonest and morally embarrassing.
  • Ignorant

    1
    By Wynn29
    Ignorant.