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Martin Gurri Explains The Rise Of Mass Protest Movements | The Show

Martin Gurri Explains The Rise Of Mass Protest Movements | The Show

Why does the country seem to erupt into new mass protests every few months? Is it all connected or just a coincidence?

In this episode, John sits down with fellow dad and author Martin Gurri, who sees the profile of the typical protestor as the common thread. Disenchanted and well-educated young people have been overwhelmed by the information tsunami of the digital age. Even though they may disagree on the details, most share a distrust of traditional institutions and media outlets.

Martin spent three decades as a CIA media analyst. His years of experience culminated with his 2014 book, The Revolt of the Public, which explores this topic in depth.

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[00:00] Intro

[01:54] The origin of “Revolt of the Public"

[10:32] Media shapes the national self-image

[15:00] The People vs. The Public

[20:36] The characteristics of modern protest

[31:28] Mass protest over housing costs in Israel

[38:02] 20th-century institutions are failing

[48:34] John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump

[55:52] Why “Revolt of the Public” connects with people

[1:03:11] Navigating the information tsunami as a parent

[1:13:47] Kids become activists for the wrong reasons

[1:25:45] Revolution isn’t a reliable source of meaning

[1:37:18] Outro


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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.