SEARCH:  
Twitter Facebook RSS Feed
No Sacred Cows  
Toby Young
Thursday 24th October 2019

The Intellectual Dark Web is more liberal than you’d think


In February last year, Spectator Life ran an article by Douglas Murray on the arrival of a new group of unorthodox thinkers who were challenging the dogmas of the authoritarian left. People who maintained, among other things, that there are fundamental biological differences between men and women, that free speech is under siege on campus and elsewhere, and that some aspects of western civilisation — in particular, the values of the Enlightenment — are worth defending.

Murray’s list included Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Sam Harris, Christina Hoff Sommers: all members of what they jokingly referred to as the ‘intellectual dark web’ (IDW). When the New York Times’s Bari Weiss used the same moniker in an article about these thinkers a few months later, it entered the mainstream lexicon. The IDW went global.

Needless to say, this oddball collection of writers and broadcasters were immediately dismissed by the defenders of progressive orthodoxy as beyond the pale. A piece in the Guardian described the IDW as ‘the thinking wing of the alt-right’. Other left-wing commentators have said much the same, pointing out that most of its members are middle-aged white men — proof, apparently, that they want to withhold power from women and minorities. Peterson’s defence of the patriarchy is often cited as Exhibit A in the case for the prosecution. (To read more, click here.)

COMMENT | COMMENTS SO FAR: 16 [ FIXED LINK ] Bookmark and Share




Comments page 1 of 1 - 16 post(s)

iylprscz
Posted by Joepreor on 25-10-2019 11:10:

[url=https://viagrau.com/]buy generic viagra[/url] [url=https://levitraca.com/]levitra[/url] [url=https://levitraau.com/]levitra australia online[/url] [url=https://nzcialis.com/]buying cialis in nz[/url] [url=https://uksildenafil.com/]buy sildenafil[/url]



hbovaoht
Posted by Sampreor on 25-10-2019 11:44:

[url=https://sildenafil150.com/]buy sildenafil[/url] [url=https://lexapro911.com/]lexapro 10 mg for sale[/url] [url=https://tadalafil1000.com/]tadalafil 20mg[/url] [url=https://albendazole24.com/]albendazole 200 mg[/url] [url=https://stromectol911.com/]stromectol 3 mg generic[/url] [url=https://acyclovir365.com/]acyclovir 800 mg tablet[/url] [url=https://antabuse911.com/]buy antabuse australia[/url] [url=https://kamagra3.com/]buy kamagra online[/url] [url=https://estrace365.com/]estrace cream online pharmacy[/url] [url=https://prednisone1000.com/]buy prednisone[/url]



qtqetxzb
Posted by Denpreor on 25-10-2019 19:59:

[url=https://diflucan2019.com/]diflucan[/url] [url=https://prednisone1000.com/]cost of prednisone prescription[/url] [url=https://atarax2.com/]can you buy atarax over the counter uk[/url]



qkxmcddc
Posted by Ivypreor on 25-10-2019 20:54:

[url=https://ventolin2.com/]can you buy ventolin over the counter in uk[/url] [url=https://sildenafil15.com/]sildenafil 100mg[/url] [url=https://avodart2.com/]how can i get avodart[/url] [url=https://paxil911.com/]paxil generic[/url] [url=https://vermox100.com/]vermox over the counter[/url] [url=https://atarax2.com/]atarax price uk[/url] [url=https://viagra12.com/]where can i buy viagra without a prescription[/url] [url=https://diflucan2019.com/]diflucan 200 mg capsule[/url] [url=https://lexapro911.com/]lexapro price[/url] [url=https://amoxicillin365.com/]amoxicillin 500 mg capsule[/url] [url=https://tetracycline2.com/]tetracycline online[/url] [url=https://viagra125.com/]buy generic viagra online pharmacy[/url] [url=https://antabuse911.com/]where can i buy antabuse[/url] [url=https://tadalafil1000.com/]tadalafil 20mg[/url] [url=https://vardenafil2.com/]vardenafil without prescription[/url] [url=https://synthroid2.com/]synthroid discount coupon[/url] [url=https://albuterol911.com/]buy albuterol tablets[/url] [url=https://sildenafil150.com/]sildenafil price[/url] [url=https://zoloft2.com/]buy zoloft online india[/url] [url=https://sildalis1.com/]sildalis 120 mg[/url]



wznlwvhfx
Posted by Markpreor on 27-10-2019 04:29:

[url=https://cacialis.com/]cialis canada generic[/url] [url=https://cialis2uk.com/]cialis 20mg[/url] [url=https://levitraau.com/]levitra[/url]



vnckrfck
Posted by Teopreor on 27-10-2019 08:27:

[url=https://pillntab.com/catalog/Pain_Relief/Urispas.htm]urispas generic[/url] [url=https://pillshq.com/catalog/Muscle_Relaxant/Rumalaya_liniment.htm]rumalaya[/url] [url=https://pillshq.com/catalog/Bestsellers/Viagra.htm]buy viagra[/url]



rpumkgkaw
Posted by Marypreor on 27-10-2019 10:24:

[url=https://nzcialis.com/]pharmacy cialis[/url] [url=https://sildenafilca.com/]sildenafil citrate[/url] [url=https://cacialis.com/]where to buy cialis online in canada[/url] [url=https://nzviagra.com/]order viagra[/url] [url=https://aucialis.com/]buy cialis[/url]



mrqudzdo
Posted by Evapreor on 27-10-2019 15:06:

[url=https://vermox100.com/]buy vermox[/url]



lojikioc
Posted by Annapreor on 28-10-2019 09:31:

[url=https://paxil911.com/]paxil 20 mg price[/url] [url=https://sildalis1.com/]sildalis for sale[/url] [url=https://zoloft2.com/]zoloft generic[/url] [url=https://vardenafil2.com/]vardenafil 20mg[/url] [url=https://albuterol911.com/]albuterol tablets over the counter[/url] [url=https://stromectol911.com/]where to buy stromectol[/url] [url=https://albendazole24.com/]albendazole in usa[/url] [url=https://viagra12.com/]viagra online canadian pharmacy paypal[/url]



wkbamewq
Posted by Boopreor on 28-10-2019 23:02:

[url=https://levitra3.com/]levitra generic[/url]



cwgmftiq
Posted by Denpreor on 29-10-2019 04:02:

[url=https://avodart2.com/]buy avodart canada[/url] [url=https://estrace365.com/]estrace 2mg tablets[/url] [url=https://albendazole24.com/]albendazole tablets 200 mg[/url] [url=https://prednisone1000.com/]prednisone 20mg no prescription[/url] [url=https://cialis15.com/]cialis[/url] [url=https://vardenafil2.com/]vardenafil tablets 20 mg[/url] [url=https://viagra12.com/]where to buy viagra in canada[/url] [url=https://levitra1000.com/]buy levitra[/url]



oytaowov
Posted by Kimpreor on 29-10-2019 11:44:

[url=https://cialis2uk.com/]prices for cialis[/url]



mcvmfmdr
Posted by Annapreor on 31-10-2019 07:03:

[url=https://strattera1.com/]strattera 120 mg daily[/url] [url=https://estrace365.com/]estrace price india[/url] [url=https://albendazole24.com/]albendazole[/url] [url=https://synthroid2.com/]synthroid 115 mcg[/url] [url=https://sildalis1.com/]sildalis[/url]



arcefbju
Posted by Joepreor on 31-10-2019 13:25:

[url=https://viagrau.com/]viagra prices[/url] [url=https://nzcialis.com/]cialis canada generic[/url] [url=https://levitraca.com/]purchase levitra canada[/url] [url=https://cialis2uk.com/]cialis online[/url] [url=https://sildenafilca.com/]how to order sildenafil from canada[/url]



обыграть казино
Posted by Keithbleds on 15-12-2019 21:42:

https://vk.com/topic-172868031_39997272 Казино вулкан игровые автоматы приложение, казино вулкан питер
https://vk.com/topic-113011431_39998684 Абсолют 777 бонус +за регистрацию, абсолют 777 казино зеркало
https://vk.com/topic-26501426_39770769 Казино онлайн играть +на деньги список
https://vk.com/topic-36830402_40250952 Лягушки игровые автоматы демо
https://vk.com/topic-36830402_40240884 Онлайн рулетка беспроигрышная система, онлайн рулетка на betfair
https://vk.com/topic-74728666_39758386 Настольные игры рулетка скачать бесплатно для n72
https://vk.com/topic-135451973_40858004 Загрузить игровые автоматы и играть бесп
https://vk.com/topic-18260360_40909455 Вулкан игровые автоматы бесплатно алькатрас, вулкан игровые автоматы +на деньги сайт
https://vk.com/topic-114247516_39774707 Бесплатные игры слоты казино каролина, бесплатные игры онлайн без регистрации азартные игры слот демо
https://vk.com/topic-114247516_39758727 Играть онлайн пробки игровые автоматы
j3j<215!dkvr



казино играть
Posted by Keithbleds on 16-12-2019 00:49:

https://vk.com/topic-903174_40011574 Как откосить от армии если годен, косить от армии саратов
https://vk.com/topic-905627_43691036 Получить военный билет получить консультацию юриста Хабаровск, отсрочка армия по болезни получить консультацию юриста хабаровск
https://vk.com/topic-905178_40649329 Отсрочка от призыва юридическая помощь Краснодар
https://vk.com/topic-303484_40012733 Болезни для категории в в армии
https://vk.com/topic-905421_40001578 Предоставление отсрочки от армии по учебе, косить от армии элиста
https://vk.com/topic-905278_40645859 Помощь призывникам цена
https://vk.com/topic-903177_43688001 Болезни армия беларусь
https://vk.com/topic-903209_40277887 Альтернативная служба фото
https://vk.com/topic-903174_40009588 Отсрочка от призыва юрист Сергиев Посад
https://vk.com/topic-905620_40921933 Косить от армии юрист для призывника Магадан
j3j<215!dkvr






Your name:


Subject:


Comment:



Enter: 


Twitter RT @sapinker: How much can parents shape their children? The most controversial idea in The Blank Slate (originally from Judith R Harris),…  (4 hours ago)

BEST OF THE WEB

Why the left keeps losing by John Gray - newstatesman.com
The closing of the conservative mind: Politics and the art of war by John Gray - newstatesman.com
Cambridge and the exclusion of Jordan Peterson by Nigel Biggar - thearticle.com
The shocking truth about Jordan Peterson by Wesley Yang - tabletmag.com
The intellectual dark web by Bari Weiss - nytimes.com
How identity politics is harming the sciences by Heather Mac Donald - city-journal.org
The fall of the German Empire by Ross Douthat - nytimes.com
How Tom Wolfe became Tom Wolfe by Michael Lewis - Vanity Fair
The neuro-diversity case for free speech by Geoffrey Miller - quillette.com
The Age of Outrage by Jonathan Haidt - city-journal.org
The Warlock Hunt by Claire Berlinski - the-american-interest.com
Is classical liberalism conservative? by Yarom Hazony - jerusalemletters.com
The Implosion of Western Liberalism by Patrick Lee Miller - quillette.com
The Eton of the East End - Daily Mail
The reactionary temptation by Andrew Sullivan - nymag.com
The book that scandalised New York intellectuals by Louis Menand - newyorker.com
To understand Britain today, look to the 17th Century by Adrian Wooldridge - economist.com
The crisis in France by Christopher Caldwell - city-journal.org
A Visit to Michaela School by Patrick Alexander - prospectmagazine.co.uk
Why parenting may not matter by Brian Boutwell - quillette.com
Trump Establishment's Cultural Significance Explained by Michael Wolff - newsweek.com
Branching histories of the 2016 referendum by Dominic Cummings - dominiccummings.wordpress.com
Putin's Real Long Game by Molly K McKew - politico.com
The Flight 93 Election by Publius Decius Mus - claremont.org
How the education gap is tearing politics apart by David Runciman - theguardian.com
What's wrong with identity politics by Graeme Archer - conservativehome.com
Grammars and the grain of truth by Jonathan Porter
Anti-Brexit: Britain's new class war by John O'Sullivan - nationalreview.com
The English Revolt by Robert Tombs - newstatesman.com
Democracies end when they are too democratic by Andrew Sullivan - nymag.com
Human beings really are making progress by Steven Pinker - edge.org
What ISIS really wants by Graeme Wood - theatlantic.com
A society ripe for Submission by Douglas Murray - quadrant.org.au
Why I'm a Conservative Teacher by Jonathan Porter - conservativeteachers.com
Corbyn's Inconvenient Truth – He wanted the IRA to win - youtu.be
Why I've become Tory scum by Tony Parsons - gq-magazine.co.uk
Inside Westminster's free school - telegraph.co.uk
Robert Conquest obit - telegraph.co.uk
Jeremy Corbyn is not an anti-Semite – it's so much worse than that - news.stv.tv
 

BLOGROLL

Andrew Lilico
Andrew Sullivan
Arts and Letters Daily
Bagehot's Notebook
BBC News
BBC Sport
Benedict Brogan
Brendan O'Neill
Bruce Anderson
Coffee House
Conservative Home
Damian McBride
Damian Thompson
Dan Hodges
Daniel Hannon
Ed West
Frank Furedi
Guido Fawkes
Harry Phibbs
Iain Dale
Iain Martin
James Delingpole
James Wolcott
Joe Murphy
John Rentoul
Labour List
Mark Steyn
Matt Drudge
Mehdi Hasan
Melanie Phillips
Michael Wolff
Nick Cohen
Nick Robinson
Nikki Finke
Normblog
Paul Waugh
Peter Hitchens
Political Betting
Right Minds
Rob Long
Rod Liddle
Slate
Sophy Ridge
Stephen Pollard
The Arts Desk
The Corner
The Daily Beast
The First Post
The Omnivore
The Onion
Tim Shipman
Tim Stanley
Tom Shone
 

COLUMNISTS

AA Gill
Aidan Hartley
Allison Pearson
Allister Heath
AO Scott
Boris Johnson
Charles Moore
Cosmo Landesman
Daniel Finkelstein
David Brooks
Fraser Nelson
George Monbiot
Giles Coren
Henry Winter
James Delingpole
Jan Moir
Janan Ganesh
Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Warner
Jim White
Jonathan Freedland
Lloyd Evans
Manohla Dargis
Martin Samuel
Mary Ann Sieghart
Matthew d'Ancona
Matthew Norman
Maureen Dowd
Michiko Kakutani
Owen Jones
Patrick O'Flynn
Paul Krugman
Peter Bradshaw
Peter Oborne
Philip Collins
Polly Toynbee
Quentin Letts
Rachel Johnson
Rod Liddle
Roy Greenslade
Tim Montgomerie
Trevor Kavanagh
 
UK Book Cover

  • Buy the book on Amazon.co.uk

  • Buy the book on Amazon.com


  • UK Book Cover

  • Buy the book on Amazon.co.uk

  • Buy the book on Amazon.com


  • Audio Book Cover

  • Buy the audio book from
    Whole Story Audio
  • DVD Cover

  • Buy the DVD from Amazon.co.uk

  • Buy the DVD from Amazon.com


  • IMdb Page on the film