Ethan Sewall was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Newton, MA. He attended Newton Public Schools, The Fessenden School ('91) and Milton Academy ('94). He has a B.A. in Classics: Ancient Greek from Yale College ('98). He has a master's degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education ('02) and another in Applied Linguistics from UMass Boston ('09). He worked extensively with children from Boston neighborhoods from 1997 to 2003, providing out-of-school-time opportunities during school years and camping trips to Maine during summers through Moonrise, Inc. From 2006-2008, he served in the United States Peace Corps in Mongolia, where he taught English at the National University of Mongolia and trained high school English teachers. He currently teaches English at United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE. He is married with two sons (13 and 2) and another on the way.
The State of American Thought is a theoretical framework of American culture followed by a narrative of the preliminary platform of The Ecumenical Humanist International Political Party. The goal of the book is to help Americans and people around the world eliminate man-made sufferings through engagement in ecumenical humanist behavioral, cultural and political revolutions.