[Marxism] Old whines in dark web bottles | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 16 18:16:15 MDT 2018


IN A May 8 op-ed article in the New York Times, Bari Weiss gushes about 
“a collection of iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades and media 
personalities” known as the “Intellectual Dark Web” (IDW).

But despite Weiss’ claims that this group “sound[s] unlike anything else 
happening, at least publicly, in the culture right now,” the IDW 
represents the same old reactionary ideas, repackaged for a younger 
audience.

The Intellectual Dark Web moniker was coined by Eric Weinstein, a 
mathematician and managing director of Thiel Capital, during a January 5 
episode of the Waking Up with Sam Harris podcast. During the podcast, 
Weinstein painted a picture of a group of public intellectuals shut out 
of the cultural conversation because of their willingness to challenge 
today’s “liberal consensus.”

Among the figures commonly associated with the IDW are Weinstein, Sam 
Harris, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray.

full: https://socialistworker.org/2018/07/16/old-whines-in-dark-web-bottles



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