Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Two faces of Polish rebellion

The narrow presidential election reveals a country divided

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

Kanye West and the uncancelables

It’s hard not to admire people who get rich and say whatever they want

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

Thank you, Ron Johnson!

No more will the tyranny of extra federal holidays threaten the United States

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Viral justice and the demented war on Karens

In practice, calling someone a Karen is just an excuse to abuse a middle-aged woman

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Conservatives talk about cancel culture too much

The right has never managed to adapt to not being the establishment

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

I hate the Nineties

The Nineties began in hope but ended in disaster

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

In defense of CHAZ

For radical leftists to establish their own territory is, frankly, refreshing

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Rioting is contagious

London protesters are outraged about events in the US

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Did the most polarizing man in Polish politics breach lockdown?

Across Europe, a grim sport has been made out of catching experts and authorities not following their own rules

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

What makes Joe Rogan so successful?

No single factor explains it

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Who’s afraid of the boogaloo?

Incitements to civil war, no matter how ironic, can be troubling. But state overreactions to perceived extremists tend to be worse

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The ‘new normal’ in a time of coronavirus

With virtual reality we can not only visit London, New York and Paris, but make them better

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

An autopsy of the Intellectual Dark Web

Two years on from Bari Weisss New York Times essay, there are still several unanswered questions

By Ben Sixsmith

Fear and adrenochrome

The conspiracy theory right is addicted to crazy ideas about a drug

By Ben Sixsmith

Books

Dave Rubin’s ode to the so-called ‘independent thinker‘

Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason by Dave Rubin reviewed

By Ben Sixsmith

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