Why Pinker? Why "Pinkerite"?

Hello and welcome to Pinkerite. Pinkerite (will be) a podcast (and this related website) looking at race science and the Intellectual Dark Web with a focus on Steven Pinker. Why Pinker? According to Bari Weiss, who wrote the definitive article about the Intellectual Dark Web for the New York Times in May 2018, Pinker is the exemplar of Intellectual Dark Web respectability. She wrote: More

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Charles Murray, another member of the intellectual dark web

Like Steven Pinker and Sam Harris, Charles Murray is also a fan of alt-right Quillette, home of some of the world's most prominent hereditarians, "race realists" and "biosocial criminologists."

Murray is of course most famous for The Bell Curve from twenty years ago, written with lots of studies funded by white supremacist organization The Pioneer Fund.

I knew many articles first published in Quillette found a second home at the white supremacist publication American Renaissance - what I didn't realize was the number of Quillette articles are republished there.