Online sources for thoughtful content by smart people.

Below are websites providing reasoned and thought-provoking material. If you’re looking for a daily summary of the news, The Dispatch is the way to go. Quillette and The New Atlantis offer sharp insight about society and technology. The New Atlantis especially is a treasure trove of sometimes lengthy, sometimes rather cerebral articles about modern developments. The Dispatch will require paid access beginning in 2020.

  • The Dispatch
    The Dispatch is a digital media company providing engaged citizens with fact-based reporting and commentary on politics, policy and culture—informed by conservative principles.
  • Quillette
    A platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange.
  • The New Atlantis
    An effort to improve public understanding of the social, political, ethical, and policy implications of modern science and technology. Since the first issue of our quarterly journal in 2003, we have sought to make sense of the larger questions surrounding technology and human nature, and the practical questions of governing and regulating science — especially where the moral stakes are high and the political divides are deep.
  • Commentary
    America’s premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life.
  • The Bulwark
    More for fun, and not as high-minded as the sites previously listed, The Bulwark is a project of the Defending Democracy Together Institute. The DDTI is, in turn, an advocacy organization of conservatives and Republicans standing up for the rule of law, for free trade, and for more welcoming legal immigration policies.