Welcome to Arc Digital.

We’re an independent media site founded in 2016. Since the very beginning, we’ve stood for responsible intellectual pluralism. The “pluralism” part means we’re committed to publishing a variety of perspectives, while the “responsible” part means we set certain editorial parameters since all views aren’t equally plausible. We remain open to perspectives from across the spectrum while retaining important editorial constraints.

We are after the smartest takes on the issues most worth discussing, and we want to be the best destination for analysis and commentary around. Our areas of focus include politics, policy, social and cultural issues, world affairs, economics, science, technology, religion, and philosophy. As you can see, we strive to cover “all the pulses of the world,” as Walt Whitman once put it.

If you think Arc represents something good, something worth backing in the world of media, become a member. For 8 bucks a month, you help prove that a better way exists.

Want To Write For Us?

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking to publish is to read our site. Your pitch can be a quick but nuanced take on recent news, a book review, a scholarly argument shaped for popular consumption, a personal piece that speaks to an important aspect of contemporary life, or an explainer that helps readers better understand the world. We want to know what your piece is about (the scope), what you’re arguing (the thesis), and who you are. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can’t guarantee a response.

Send your idea or draft to hi@arcdigital.media.

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Berny Belvedere 

Editor in Chief of Arc Digital. Newsletters: Belvyland and DiscRep. Words in the Washington Post, the Independent, and elsewhere. Philosophy instructor. Antitribalist. Christian.

Bonny Brooks 

Associate Editor at Arc Digital. Frmr Research Fellow @ Library of Congress. Work in The Independent, HuffPost, BBC World Service, etc.

Arc Digital 

We're an independent media site covering politics, culture, and society. Go beyond the echo chambers.

Nicholas Grossman 

Senior Editor of Arc Digital. Poli sci prof at U. Illinois. Politics, national security, culture, and occasional nerdery.

Ryan Huber 

Co-founder and Editor at Large of Arc Digital, author “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ethics of Formation”, PhD Ethics, creator of formationtime.substack.com