By Uri Harris
Source: Read full article at Quillette
Over the past few weeks, I’ve published two Quillette articles encouraging the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) to engage more with the ideas of identity, privilege, and structural oppression (often referred to collectively as “social justice”) that have become prevalent on the left.
On Friday, YouTube media channel Rebel Wisdom released an interview with IDW member Eric Weinstein—conducted by journalist David Fuller—responding to my two articles.
latest film – Eric Weinstein weighs in to defend the Intellectual Dark Web’s political diversity after recent questions from @Quillette – @WisdomRebel @safeortrue @EricRWeinstein @BretWeinstein @RubinReport @clairlemon – t.co/elGt5BgFk5
— David Fuller (@fullydavid) May 3, 2019
Weinstein’s response, as I understand it, explains why the IDW hasn’t engaged more with these views through the following:
- An “upgrade” has occurred recently on the left, redefining social justice activism as authoritarian, bigoted, and anti-intellectual.
- This has split the left into two parts: a part that has embraced the upgrade and therefore become authoritarian, bigoted, and anti-intellectual themselves (thus making them…