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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

The semiotics of Jackass

For all the chaos on Jackass, there were no obvious consequences

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

L. Brent Bozell Jr, conservative insurrectionist

Long before Sohrab Ahmari, Bozell argued for a political Catholicism

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

In defense of conspiracy theories

Why the Jeffrey Epstein case has something for everyone

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

Can we find Bill Kristol a new job?

He just doesn’t seem too well-suited to the world of political consultancy

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

The Spectator USA guide to book curation

Gwyneth Paltrow has a book curator – now you can too!

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

Kevin D. Williamson has a people problem

The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics by Kevin D. Williamson reviewed

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

The Bermans of America

David Berman used language as an instrument and as a tool, abhorring his father’s use of it as a weapon

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

I’m a prisoner of Kanye West’s homeless camp

Life inside the rapper’s low-income housing units

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The Spectator USA guide to eating bugs

Are we too antsy about the meat we eat?

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

Trump joins the A$AP Mob

A$AP Rocky needs help, so of course the celebrity-addicted president is stepping in

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The bizarre, normal death of Bianca Devins

If her killer is exceptional, it is in his pathetic keenness to make this a point of pride

By Ben Sixsmith

Education

Sure, cancel student debt. Then cancel college

Higher education has been massively devalued over the past decade

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

The case for locking Joe Biden in a cupboard

Attention campaign staffers

By Ben Sixsmith

Home

Is Desmond amazing?

What kind of influences are child drag queens being exposed to?

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

Why pro wrestling is great Americana

We are fascinated with the conflict between ‘kayfabe’ and real life

By Ben Sixsmith

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