The Origin of the Secular Species

The Origin of the Secular Species

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World by Tom Holland. Basic Books, 2019. Hardcover, 624 pages, $32. Reviewed by Ben Sixsmith “Just as the Bishop of Oxford refused to consider that he might be descended from an ape,” Tom Holland writes cleverly in the...
The Lost Futures of Mark Fisher

The Lost Futures of Mark Fisher

K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher Repeater, 2018. Paperback, 500 pages, $30. Reviewed by Ben Sixsmith In 2013, the British cultural and political theorist Mark Fisher wrote an article called “Exiting the Vampire Castle” in which he took...
Confessions of a Jet-Set Conservative

Confessions of a Jet-Set Conservative

The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right by Max Boot. Liveright, 2018. Hardcover, 288 pages, $25. Reviewed by Ben Sixsmith Max Boot, like newspaper columnist Jennifer Rubin, once claimed to be a conservative critic of President Donald Trump, but has become...

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