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Ben Sixsmith is a Spectator contributing writer based in Poland. He is the author of Noughties: Eleven Echoes of a Dismal Decade.
Bogus ideas can be inflammatory, setting people against each other within families and friendship groups
By Ben Sixsmith
Like cigarette smokers, energy drink enthusiasts have clear and particular tastes
They know the eyes of the world are upon them — and at least some of them appear to enjoy the attention
Instead of making me want to become more like them, it looks very much as if they want to become more like me
The YouTuber makes the most of the outrage economy
It’s not everything it’s cracked up to be
Weren’t we lonely enough before?
The real star is the producer’s phonebook
American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic by Andrew Cuomo reviewed
We will sacrifice so much to save lives. So why are we indifferent to the quality of those lives?
The new Facebook ‘Oversight Board’ is an attempt to prove that he is not above accountability and is responsive to criticism
Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens reviewed
Coleman did a very bad thing, very recently, and seeks to have a role where his personality is relevant to thousands of lives
In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action by Vicky Osterweil reviewed
Fear and adrenochrome
The sad irony of celebrity pastors
What is the Great Reset?
‘Chris Chan’ and the grotesque online attention sideshow
A guide to conservative commentators
Gabby Petito and the pitfalls of online sleuthing
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.