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Ben Sixsmith

Ben Sixsmith is a Spectator contributing writer based in Poland. He is the author of Noughties: Eleven Echoes of a Dismal Decade.

Art

Star Wars: the force a-weakens

In space, no one can hear you yawn

By Ben Sixsmith

Media

Greta Thunberg is Donald Trump’s mirror image

Every criticism, in her admirers’ eyes, confirms her righteousness and her opponents’ malignancy

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Is it God’s will that President Trump will meet with Prime Minister Corbyn?

Imagine the first handshake between the brash, obnoxious Republican billionaire and the earnest vegetarian Marxist

By Ben Sixsmith

Media

Newsweek and the misunderstanding of ‘white death’

Condescending claims, uncritically reported

By Ben Sixsmith

Debating DESTROYED by Ben Sixsmith

Being loudly, proudly right is just one way to make your worldview seem attractive

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

What drives woke capitalism?

Conservatives should stop believing that business is their ally

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

Sarah Dessen and the thin-skinned world of Young Adult fiction

Why do so many writers have a victim complex?

By Ben Sixsmith

Education

Ben Shapiro and the extreme nonsense of the horseshoe theory

It brings no fortune and a great deal of confusion

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

How the groypers gave the ‘debate guys’ a rough time

Charlie Kirk and his colleagues are painfully easy to outflank on even the most basic conservative positions

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Why the left wants a political advertising ban

It’s a preferable option to engaging in an argument

By Ben Sixsmith

Drink

The trouble with the Petersons’ ‘carnivore diet’

Mikhaila Peterson can make you a superhuman! And all for the low, low price of — wait for it — $599 a year

By Ben Sixsmith

Media

GQ is a holy text of woke capital

As with clothes, ‘woke’ fashions offer endless content as different social phenomena are humorlessly deconstructed

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

If Trump denies the Dunns justice, he is betraying Britain

He talks a big game about the nation state, but will he lift a finger to help one of his most significant allies secure justice for its citizens?

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The alternative media has censorship problems too

It is not especially unusual for figures in the alternative media to use the power of law to silence criticism

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Is this Mencius Moldbug’s moment?

The neoreactionary blogger has resurfaced with a new essay

By Ben Sixsmith

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