Benjamin Welton

Benjamin Welton is a product of northern West Virginia’s identity complex. Born in the coal town of Fairmont but raised in the college town of Morgantown, he graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in History and English. He then went on to teach at the University of Vermont, where he also received a Master’s degree in English.

Currently, Mr. Welton is pursuing a Ph.D in History at Boston University. He has been everything from a driving range gopher, a law librarian, a fast wood worker, a military policeman, a QA tester, and an office manager.

Mr. Welton is also a freelance journalist, with numerous articles in The Atlantic, The Weekly Standard, VICE, Metal Injection, Listverse, and The Smart Set to his credit. He is the author of two ebooks: Hands Dabbled in Blood and Doomsters at the Drive-In.

Book Reviews by Benjamin Welton

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If you keep up with American politics, then you almost certainly know who James O’Keefe is.

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When ISIS first stormed across the border into Iraq in 2014, the jihadist army looked all but unstoppable.

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One of the great rallying cries of politics in the 21st century is anxiety over rising income inequality.

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Ever since April 30, 1945, the spirit of Adolf Hitler has floated across the minds of Western Europeans and North Americans like a vampiric miasma—a perennial threat that is often invoked whenever

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The election of Donald Trump as America’s president has shed new light on something called the “deep state.” This term, which was first widely used in the case of the Republic of Turkey, specifical

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“Siemens shows that the entire Nazi mission and ideology was born within and maintained by the SA.”

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“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”

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“great fun and a spectacular read. The story of the Carrion King story is so good that you’ll want it to be real. . . .

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“an exceptionally good book. . . . Violated may be the honest portrayal of the seedy side of the college experience.”

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Ever since the election results of 2016, millions of American liberals, moderates, and even a few “establishment” Republicans have lived in a type of mental limbo.

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“Mystery lovers will certainly relate to the adventures of Jourdan and Crackerjack, while kids can easily take to this novel’s humor and carefree attitude.”

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“The Dark Net is a fun romp through the blackest recesses of contemporary tech.”

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“a captivating portrayal of an American warrior at the very cutting-edge of the War on Terror.”

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". . . should be required reading for all Western policymakers who keep making the same mistakes regarding Islamic terrorism."

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“fun and entertaining detective novel . . .”

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“The Strange Death of Europe may be one of the most important philosophical books of our time.”

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War is hell. War is also peace. Hate is hate, but hate is also love.

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“The Broken Hours is a lovely homage to the fantastic dreams of the often heartsick writer who inspired it . . .”

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“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”

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Africa today seems like one, giant nightmare. The enormous continent, which easily dwarfs the United States, is currently in the grips of several regional conflicts.

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Twilight Warriors is a textbook on the modern world’s gravest infliction.”

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More chilling than outright terrifying, The Graveyard Apartment is a traditional ghost story gone cinematic. . . . a very, very good horror novel.”

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Security is a fast-paced, highly evolved thriller that clearly marks Wohlsdorf as a force to be reckoned with.”

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In 1320, a body of armed men began burning, looting, and killing their way through a large swath of France.