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What Dark Academia Says About Elite Education (2021)


Start speaking a new language in 3 weeks with Babbel 🚀 Get 6 months FREE when you sign up for 6 months ⏩ Click here: This script was written by Anya Formozova. You can see more of her work here: The internet aesthetic that romanticizes education, Dark Academia, channels the glamour of Oxbridge intellectuals, mixed with a heavy dose of gothic mystery. Dark Academia yearns for a less practical, more beautiful education, and while presenting an idealized vision of scholarship, it sheds light on the failings of the actual academic world. It replicates the trappings of exclusionary institutions, but in itself is democratic and accessible. Here’s our Take on Dark Academia and what its darkness illuminates. Support The Take: Shop our Limited Edition Merch: Support our channel and look great doing it with Take t-shirts, hoodies, and more! If you like this video, subscribe to our channel and support us by: Joining our Patreon: vote on the topic we cover next, gain early access to videos and much more! Follow The Take: Facebook: Instagram: Snap: Twitter: Website: We are The Take (formerly ScreenPrism).

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