Why are we a Society in Question?

With skyrocketing rates of depression, increasing rates of poverty, and political radicalism so hostile as to be flirting with civil war, it’s obvious that many aspects of our modern society are failing us. At the same time, technology is on the verge of completely transforming the human condition, leaving many feeling lost and overwhelmed by the pace of change. Unfortunately, we’re struggling to navigate these many personal and social challenges because of a culture that promotes binary thinking: us vs them, black and white, good vs evil, fascist vs communist, left or right. As we’ve descended into these simplistic and tribalistic mentalities, we’ve forgotten that the only way to improve ourselves and our society is by embracing the difficult nuances that exist in the gray areas of life. Through controversial freethought, philosophical inquiry, and intellectual rigor, we seek to empower individuals to take control of their lives and shape a healthier and more liberated society of thinkers.

A Curious Apes Production

Originally founded as a publishing company for thought-provoking literature, Curious Apes became a community & multimedia portal for essays, journalism, videos, and podcasts exploring the human condition. Society In Question is the latest project from the founder, Steven Parton.

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In Association with:
The Intellectual Dark Web

While the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) is not an official organization, the name does act as a beacon to a rapidly growing grassroots community represented by over 60,000 members on Reddit and Discord. They describe themselves as such: 

”The term Intellectual Dark Web refers to the growing community of those interested in space for free dialogue held in good faith. It’s a collection of people willing to open rational dialogue spanning a variety of issues from politics to philosophy. So the IDW does not name a unified group, much less a tribe in any normal sense. If we have anything in common is we have a willingness to have civil conversations.”

Frequent Co-Hosts / Guests

Donovan James

Jay Mutzafi