Battle for the
#1 New York Times Bestseller
It began early in the 20th century, when progressives quietly transformed America’s schools. Their strategy would one day hold the keys to America’s most fundamental political force… The American Paideia. They succeeded beyond their wildest hopes.
Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation was released by Harper Collin’s imprint Broadside Books on June 24, 2022. In its first reporting week (July 3, 2022), it debuted at #1 on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list. The book remained #1 for 4 weeks, and remained on the list for 12 weeks. It also debuted near the top of Amazon’s overall non-fiction sales, and remains #1 in multiple categories in late fall, 2022. It made the “Best Sellers of 2022” list on Amazon. The book was a cooperative work by FOX News personality Pete Hegseth and The Classical Difference editor David Goodwin. It chronicles the Progressive takeover of education early in the 20th century and follows the decline of public schools, exposing their plan to capture the nation’s “paideia,” a little known societal and cultural power-structure that has captivated America’s culture and political ecosphere.
In January of 2022, FOX Nation released the first season of a 5-part documentary — “The Miseducation of America” — based on the book. In January of 2023, due to the popularity of the first season, FOX Nation will release the second season, expanding on the book’s content.
Pete is an army veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay who holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time overseas.
Pete is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Pete and his wife, Jennifer, have seven kids, all future Crusaders.
DAVID GOODWIN earned an M.B.A. and traveled the world with a fortune 500 tech company before he quit to invest in classical Christian education, even though, at the time, he had no school-aged children.
He is a founding board member and was headmaster of The Ambrose School in Boise, Idaho for 13 years, and is currently president of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and editor of The Classical Difference magazine. Over 100,000 copies of his work “Discover Classical Christian Education” are in print and he has appeared in publications like The Federalist and Townhall. His most recent work is with Pete Hegseth on “Battle for the American Mind.” Dave and his wife, Stormy, have three children, all of whom were classically educated.
PETE HEGSETH is a bestselling author and the co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, America’s #1-rated cable morning television show. He is an army veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay who holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Pete is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
DAVID GOODWIN earned an M.B.A. and worked for a fortune 500 tech company before he quit to invest in classical Christian education. He is a founding and current board member of The Ambrose School in Boise, Idaho, and was also headmaster there for 13 years. He is currently president of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and editor of The Classical Difference.