John Bruce Leonard, author and Editor-in-Chief of Arktos Media/Publishing and I start a new venture on Monday Aug. 17th, 2020.
Our series, Learning In Public (click for episodes and clips), is a salon-style livestream for navigating the pitfalls of the contemporary world, where incomplete messages and lopsided perspectives often lead people towards imbalances, confusions, and harm.
That’s not to say we have it all figured out by any means—hence the show’s name. We will be exploring together in real time with our chat, and sometimes with guests, in a spirit that seeks to balance steadfast purpose with openness and humility.
The video and information for each episode will be its own post on this site going forward.
Shows will be available to watch here on this site while live, both on the Streams page and a given episode’s dedicated post, which will appear prior to air time in the chronological scroll down list on the home page. It will then remain there as a recording once the live episode is done.
Please follow my social media accounts for upcoming show announcements.
~ABOUT THIS PROJECT~
We are living in a time of tremendous change in the world, perhaps even a transition between epochs. Using our thought and speech to the best we can on this show, we commit to navigate the questions and challenges of such times.
We take a spirit and intention of harmony and holistic thinking as our guide, seeking to avoid many “either/or” pitfalls that too easily result in confusion, disintegration, and harm.
This does not mean rendering everything limply neutral and “moderate,” for we primarily believe in a harmony between curious openness and strong boundaries.
We lament the loss of meaning, purpose and virtue that many modern people experience, but can also critique older notions whose blind spots got us here, or examine nefarious schemes currently pushing anti-life agendas—even if these are publicly presented as “evolved,” “enlightened,” and “inevitable.”
We can enjoy the spread of ideas and resources, the increased mobility and interconnectivity in a globalized world, while fiercely advocating for the beautiful distinctions that mark the continued stories of unique peoples and cultures–of course most apt to address and rehabilitate our own as men of European descent.
We believe in truth, beauty and goodness and see how irony and nihilism are wrecking peoples’ lives.
All the while we insist on a generous spirit where appropriate and keep a lightness in our hearts, for the world certainly doesn’t need any more bitterness.