Ben Shapiro: Intellectual, cool – and ultra-right

He topped the hip hop charts for a week and is considered a brilliant rhetorician and internet star. Ben Shapiro’s views are often to the right of Trump. What does this man stand for?

In his most significant appearance to date, Ben Shapiro was exceptionally in the background. On January 22nd of this year, he walked quietly through the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial alongside Elon Musk; he accompanied the temporarily richest man in the world to the darkest place in human history. Together with the 88-year-old Shoa survivor Gidon Lev and Rabbi Menachem Margolin, they commemorated the millions of murdered Jews – and were photographed extensively.