The New Shepherds

The New Shepherds are a group of public thinkers, professors, and leaders who are attempting to explore, establish, and advocate contemporary principles and ethics for humanity.  While these shepherds principles and ethics vary, as a group they are significantly aligned in the goal for well-being of humanity.  They also have various views on the issues which they approach from the lenses of justice, reason, and ethics. They all advocate for respectful, intelligent, and informed conversational debate.

Some of the leading members of the new shepherds are:

  • Jordan Peterson
  • Sam Harris
  • Dave Rubin
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Ben Shapiro
  • Joe Rogan
  • Eric R. Weinstein
  • Maajid Nawaz
  • Claire Lehmann

In some sense, the new shepherds are also metaphorically prophets, but not of the mystical kind.  Instead, these shepherds foretell of the potentials and the risks as well as the planning for the journey ahead.

Here are some more thoughts on each of the New Shepherds. Most of them have written several books, host webcasts and podcasts, have many videos on YouTube and other platforms,  give public speeches and participate in public debate oriented discussions.

  • Jordan Peterson
    • Learned scholar. Multi-disciplinary visionary.  Secular pragmatic view on individual responsibility.  Tireless speaker.  Fountain of conceptual maps.
  • Sam Harris
    • Neoroscientist. Thinker. Prolific author. Advocate for open debate. Extremely strong foundation in philosophy and religion.  Host of the Waking Up podcast.
  • Dave Rubin
    • Host of the Rubin Report with many intellectual guests along the political spectrum.  Politically-fluid, open-minded, learning, willing to adjust position to the best argument. Host of engaging discussions and debates.
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    • “[Ayaan is a] Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician. She received international attention as a critic of Islam and advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriage, honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation. She has founded an organisation for the defense of women’s rights, the AHA Foundation.” – Wikipedia
  • Ben Shapiro
    • Free thinker with rock solid foundation, logic, and argument for many contemporary social and political issues. Aligned with many conservative viewpoints.
  • Joe Rogan
    • Everyone’s Everyman.  Accomplished comic.  MMA broadcaster. Way cool, and often brainy, hulk.  Host of the Joe Rogan Experience webcast with extended discussions and an eclectic set of guests from social justice intellectuals,  comics,  athletes, nutritionists.
  • Eric R. Weinstein
    • Nerdy AF dude with some deep insights in everything he studies, from the Theory of Everything to the language and empathy of thoughtful engagement.
  • Maajid Nawaz
    • “A British activist, author, columnist, radio host and politician.  He is also the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that seeks to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists.” – Wikipedia

The Sages are a group, mostly luminaries in their academic fields, who are advancing contemporary principles and ethics for the well-being of humanity.

  • Richard Dawkins
  • Stephen Pinker
  • Camille Paglia
  • Jonathan Haidt
  • more to come…

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