Author: Ben Shapiro

SHAPIRO: Debunking Karl Marx

Perhaps the single most influential book ever written is Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. The book is often radically misinterpreted, by both its supporters and its critics. Its supporters often read it as an exhortation to violence and radical change, where the book was supposed to be predictive of inevitable trends in history; its critics often …

The Death Of The Elite ‘Center’

The false center cannot hold. In France, President Emmanuel Macron has now lost his majority in the National Assembly; his party holds 245 seats in the lower house, but the Right holds 150 and the Left 131. In Colombia, former M-19 guerrilla and Marxist Gustavo Petro has now become the president of the country, replacing …

SHAPIRO: Debunking Atheism

During the early 19th century, so the story goes, French astronomer Pierre-Simon de Laplace was having a conversation with French emperor Napoleon, explaining to him his theory of the beginnings of the universe.  “Where does God fit into all this?” Napoleon supposedly asked.  “I have no need of such a hypothesis,” de Laplace replied. God, …

The Fight Over Identity

America has been wrecked on the shoals of identity. Identity politics has been characterized casually as a form of tribalism: Americans grouping themselves according to biological or sexual characteristics, in opposition to other groups associated by biological or sexual characteristics. And there is certainly truth to the idea that such tribalism has damaged America in …

SHAPIRO: A Complete Betrayal At Fox News

Fox News highlighted the story Friday of a biological girl whose family encouraged her to identify as a boy, as part of its “America Together: LGBTQ+ Pride Month” series. The video would be absolute despicable insane lunacy if I saw it on CNN or MSNBC.   To see it on Fox News is a complete betrayal …