I had a really weird interest in his work in my early twenties. Hadn’t read/watched any of his stuff for ages until the other day and…wow. Beyond his book reviews, which are quite insightful, he’s basically Nick Cohen for people who think they’re too clever for Nick Cohen. I.e., says he’s of the left despite hating almost all left wing thinking. Warhawk, racist, sexist, Thatcherite, shill, sellout and by all accounts a total bastard if he had no further use for you professionally and personally.
Also inspired Milo dickheadopalus and Douglas Murray. Well done.
And despite being agnostic at best I’d take the fascinating mysticism of Catholicism or Islam or whatever any day over the dull plodding obviousness of his and Dawkins’ etc “atheist rationalism”.