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"The Pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking" - Charles Krauthammer 1950-2018

Who We Are: The Intellectual Dark Web.

An emergent coalition of intellectuals, commentators, and thinkers that span the ideological spectrum, in opposition to growing populist sentiments. The economist Eric Weinstein termed this cohort of public intellectuals the “Intellectual Dark Web,” which is in part defined by their online presence, with their discourses presented through podcasts and self-funded initiatives. This particular web is not defined by Left or Right ideologies, but rather a dedication to discussing topics the mainstream media decries or outright avoids.

A Little History: The Intellectual Dark Web.

The term was coined by Eric Weinstein in an interview on Dave Rubin's program on July 14th, 2017. Eric Weinstein is credited with coining the term following his brother's involvement in a series of protests at Evergreen State College for objecting to white students and faculty being urged to leave campus during a "Day of Absence" demonstration.

In early May 2018, a New York Times op-ed written by staff editor Bari Weiss titled "Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web" drew polarized reactions on social media.



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