Over two years ago the New York Times reported on “a group of heretics, making an end run around the national conversation”, the Intellectual Dark Web.

Since then the concept has been celebrated and criticised in equal measure. Rebel Wisdom talks to the man who came up with the name, mathematician Eric Weinstein, about the web and its critics. What has been learned since 2018?

This interview was conducted in April 2020.

This film is part of Rebel Wisdom’s Sensemaking Series, see part 1, ‘What the F*ck is Going On?’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkKnOEQlwl4

Part 2 is: My Journey with Jordan Peterson & the Intellectual Dark Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXpWIephX1o

And Part 3: The Death of Journalism? Jesse Singal & Katie Herzog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9AVo3jXjN8

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