The Best of UnHerd
10+ most popular UnHerd articles, as voted by our community.
Challenging the herd with new and bold thinking in philosophy, politics and culture.
UnHerd on Conspiracy Theories
The fairy-tale allure of conspiracies
They often contain profound allegorical truth
UnHerd on Food
The Great Food Reset has begun
We all lose from the global war on farmers
UnHerd on History
The rise of Archaeologists Anonymous
Censorship is driving dissident researchers underground
UnHerd on Literature
The death of literature
We have fallen out of love with good writing
«The paradox of this mystic inner quality is that its depth gets expressed by what we think of as a superficial quality: style.»
UnHerd on Persuasion
The dying art of persuasion
Culture warriors on both the Left and Right are too scared of changing their minds
UnHerd on Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel on the dangers of progress
The tech billionaire discusses Silicon Valley, Christianity and apocalypse
«we don’t know how to make a zero-growth society work.”»
UnHerd on Race
Race was invented by liberals
Capitalism's inequalities need to be justified somehow
UnHerd on Society
Life is one big status game
The battle to be virtuous inspires endless political cruelty
«But it is also a status game, the aim being to “seek the maximal removal” of their opponent’s status: “ideally, reputational death.”»
Conspiracies are the price of freedom
The liberal dream will always have losers
UnHerd on Travel
The magic of Britain’s rainforests
Let's restore the sacred groves of our ancestors
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How empty is your soul?
Our quest for self-knowledge has corrupted humanity
You are already in the metaverse
Alternative realities have conquered the public sphere
Effective altruism is the new woke
It is impossible to hack the ethical world
Bambi’s mum had to die
Walt Disney was working through guilt and grief
Welcome to Philip K. Dick’s dystopia
Nothing is private and no one is free
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