The Intellectual Dark Web Is A Year Old. Do We Know What It Is Yet?

We’ve met its renegades. But what are its preoccupations?

May 8 marks a year since the publication of “Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web,” the influential New York Times article by Bari Weiss that popularized a term originally coined by mathematician—and IDW “member”—Eric Weinstein. While the term hasn’t become common currency in the way that the labels “alt-right” and “social justice warrior” certainly have, it’s catching on quickly. Entire publications—including AreoUnHerdThe StrangerArc Digital, and my own, Quillettenow are praised (or damned) for their connection, however tenuous, to the IDW label. – Jonathan Kay – ArcDigital

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