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Aaron Renn's commentary and insights on our 21st century world, along with his conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers on the issues of today. Covering culture, media, economics, politics, Christianity and men's issues.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 355 Ratings

Aaron Renn's commentary and insights on our 21st century world, along with his conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers on the issues of today. Covering culture, media, economics, politics, Christianity and men's issues.

    This Is Your Country (Newsletter #64)

    This Is Your Country (Newsletter #64)

    The idea of American exceptionalism has long blinded us to our country's legitimate faults. Having said that, activists attempt to use America's faults to morally debilitate its people in order to accomplish their own agenda.  As Americans, this is our country. We can love it for that alone, without any further justification. We don't have to apologize for America and how we feel about it anymore than a Han Chinese immigrant has to feel shame over what his people are doing to the Uighurs back in China.  No ethnic group or nationality should be subjected to this type of moral debilitation. We just rejected attempts to morally debilitate us. Yet we must also be willing to acknowledge America's faults where they exist, and work to correct them in the ways that we are positioned and feel called to do so. To riff off of Chesterton, we don't love America because she is great, but her greatness comes from our love of her. 

    • 24 min
    Life at the Cultural Center

    Life at the Cultural Center

    Reflections on the differing perspectives of people at the cultural center and the cultural periphery. Very successful people and those in the cultural center tend to have a more positive view of society and are less likely to support fundamental or outside the Overton Window change.

    The Three Worlds of Evangelicalism: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2022/02/the-three-worlds-of-evangelicalism

    • 27 min
    Only the Paranoid Survive

    Only the Paranoid Survive

    Evangelicals often take a dismissive or even smug attitude towards the decline of the mainline denominations. They'd be will served instead to ask themselves some tough questions like, "Why isn't the same thing going to happen to us?"

    • 44 min
    Managerialism vs. Localism

    Managerialism vs. Localism

    If, as I laid out in newsletter #63, we live in a managerial society in which power resides in large institutions, how should we think about localism and localist movements?  I examine this question in the latest podcast.

    Newsletter #63: Understanding the Managerial Revolution - https://aaronrenn.substack.com/p/newsletter-63-understanding-the-managerial

    County Before Country Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/county-before-country-22-tickets-317725755287

    • 20 min
    ANDREW CRAPUCHETTES: Navigating the Woke Job Market

    ANDREW CRAPUCHETTES: Navigating the Woke Job Market

    Andrew Crapuchettes founded the job board Red Balloon to connect employees with jobs at companies that did not have a Covid vaccine mandates. It's grown rapidly and become a place for both companies and employees looking to focus on business and avoid politics in the workplace. He joins to discuss today's job market and how workers can navigate it.

    Visit Red Balloon: https://www.redballoon.work/

    Subscribe to my newsletter: https://aaronrenn.substack.com/

    • 42 min
    Outsider Cultural Change

    Outsider Cultural Change

    Many people subscribe to James Davison Hunter's view that cultural change is driven by elites and institutions in the cultural center. That's a generally true statement, but can easily mislead us into thinking that all change must originate with elites.  While elite buy-in may be necessary to institutionalize change, the ideas themselves can originate on the margins. I explore this by looking at the views of Eric Hoffer, who puts forth a view almost completely opposite of Hunter, arguing that the new almost always originates with outcasts, misfits, and failures rather than highly successful elites.

    Eric Hoffer's The Ordeal of Change:  https://www.amazon.com/Ordeal-Change-Eric-Hoffer/dp/1933435100/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=theurban-20

    Subscribe to my newsletter: https://aaronrenn.substack.com/

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

Mateo859 ,

New podcast.

I’m glad so glad to see Aaron Renn finally give us some of this amazing material that he has put in written form for so long; I can’t wait to hear about some of the potential speakers that he would bring along to help us explore what it means to be a man and a Christian in the 21st-century. I hope he gets people like Doug Wilson, Dalrock,Jordan Peterson and potentially someday Joe Rogan to come on his show.

El Borbah ,

Great talk with Lyman Stone

Thoroughly enjoyed the discussion on the history of the LCMS. I learned a lot and very engaging.

htmcgi ,

Very helpful podcast

You don’t have to agree with everything Aaron says for the podcast to be an eye-opening help. Thought provoking and challenging for conservatives and leftists alike. Great insight into the day-today thought processes of American elites. Wise perspectives on intergenerational church life in America. I have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast—a hidden gem.

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