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Salon of the Refused is a video and podcast series talking about ideas that are outside the mainstream, from politics to philosophy, technology to art.

The name of the series and the names of our Patreon membership tiers are inspired the Paris Salon of 1863. It's an art history joke with a serious point about how new ideas can change the world. The Parisian Salons were annual art exhibits that could make a young artist's career, but they were run by a closed-minded academic establishment. When the Salon of 1863 rejected works from a rising generation of artists, they petitioned Emperor Napoleon III to allow a special exhibition of the rejected works, the Salon des Refusés or Salon of the Refused--and this exhibit turned out to be more influential over the long run than the official, approved exhibit.

The purpose of Salon of the Refused is to find and discuss interesting ideas that are not approved by the establishment--particularly the Politically Correct establishment--but which deserve to be more influential over the long run.
Tiers
Spectator
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Support our videos and podcasts and get an exclusive monthly digest of everything we produce, with notes directing you to the most interesting episodes.
Refusés
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Become one of the Refusés! Get a weekly summary of the latest podcasts and videos, with excerpts and teasers of items from The Tracinski Letter.
Subscriber
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a full subscription to Robert Tracinski's online newsletter, The Tracinski Letter, featuring regular commentary on the news, explorations of important ideas, and annotated links to interesting articles.
Connoisseur
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to a full subscription to Robert Tracinski's online newsletter, The Tracinski Letter, get regular videos exclusive to contributors.
Cognoscenti
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski.
Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski, plus an extra one-on-one call.
Academician
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski, plus an extra one-on-one call.
Juror
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Three times a year, participate in an exclusive conference call with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski and one of his guests--a private showing just for the Salon's distinguished jurors. (Six months minimum membership commitment.)
Superintendant
$2,500 or more per month 0 patrons
Three times a year, participate in an exclusive conference call with  Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski and one of his guests--a  private showing for the Superintendant of the Academy. (Six months minimum membership commitment.)
Emperor
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
The Salon of the Refused wouldn't have happened without the backing of the Emperor, so you have the right to host a private dinner salon by command of the Emperor with Robert Tracinski and one or two of your favorite guests from the show, subject to availability. (One-year membership commitment required.)
Goals
$51 of $10,000 per month
When we raise $10,000 per month, we will invest in an upgrade of audio and video capabilities and a new studio space to better be able to bring the message to a wider audience.
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Salon of the Refused is a video and podcast series talking about ideas that are outside the mainstream, from politics to philosophy, technology to art.

The name of the series and the names of our Patreon membership tiers are inspired the Paris Salon of 1863. It's an art history joke with a serious point about how new ideas can change the world. The Parisian Salons were annual art exhibits that could make a young artist's career, but they were run by a closed-minded academic establishment. When the Salon of 1863 rejected works from a rising generation of artists, they petitioned Emperor Napoleon III to allow a special exhibition of the rejected works, the Salon des Refusés or Salon of the Refused--and this exhibit turned out to be more influential over the long run than the official, approved exhibit.

The purpose of Salon of the Refused is to find and discuss interesting ideas that are not approved by the establishment--particularly the Politically Correct establishment--but which deserve to be more influential over the long run.

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Tiers
Spectator
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Support our videos and podcasts and get an exclusive monthly digest of everything we produce, with notes directing you to the most interesting episodes.
Refusés
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Become one of the Refusés! Get a weekly summary of the latest podcasts and videos, with excerpts and teasers of items from The Tracinski Letter.
Subscriber
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a full subscription to Robert Tracinski's online newsletter, The Tracinski Letter, featuring regular commentary on the news, explorations of important ideas, and annotated links to interesting articles.
Connoisseur
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to a full subscription to Robert Tracinski's online newsletter, The Tracinski Letter, get regular videos exclusive to contributors.
Cognoscenti
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski.
Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski, plus an extra one-on-one call.
Academician
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Participate in a monthly private livestream conference with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski, plus an extra one-on-one call.
Juror
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Three times a year, participate in an exclusive conference call with Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski and one of his guests--a private showing just for the Salon's distinguished jurors. (Six months minimum membership commitment.)
Superintendant
$2,500 or more per month 0 patrons
Three times a year, participate in an exclusive conference call with  Salon of the Refused host Robert Tracinski and one of his guests--a  private showing for the Superintendant of the Academy. (Six months minimum membership commitment.)
Emperor
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
The Salon of the Refused wouldn't have happened without the backing of the Emperor, so you have the right to host a private dinner salon by command of the Emperor with Robert Tracinski and one or two of your favorite guests from the show, subject to availability. (One-year membership commitment required.)