The question of who to trust, how we find truth and how we are being manipulated is central to understanding and solving all our other problems.

The pandemic crisis has acted like an amplifier and catalyst of all the existing fractures in culture. The question of reliable sensemaking is right at the core of resolving any of these problems.

Rebel Wisdom is beginning a series of films looking at the question of truth and sensemaking. Starting with a look back at one of the attempts to answer that question, the Intellectual Dark Web.

Links to films and articles mentioned in this piece.

Sam Harris & Jonathan Haidt:

Glitch in the Matrix II, The Origin of the Intellectual Dark Web:

Matt Taibbi, The American Press is Destroying Itself:

Bari Weiss tweetstorm:

Ryan Bennett on Twitter:

Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying, Having a Real Conversation:

Mike Nayna, Evergreen Trilogy:

The Intellectual Dark Web, an Integral Conversation? Ken Wilber:

Deep Code, Jordan Hall:

War on Sensemaking, Daniel Schmachtenberger:

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