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Friday 1 February 2002 February 2002
Mick Hume
The State of the War
What is Bush's game of fantasy foreign policy really all about?

Rob Lyons
Dog's dinner in South Korea
When did sporting bodies acquire the right to lecture nations about their diets?

Josie Appleton
Wishful thinking
Why are there so many versions of How 11 September Changed the World?

Tuesday 5 February 2002
Professor Vivian Moses
Chewing over GM foods
Nothing can ever be 100 percent safe. So why do we demand a risk-free life?

Sandy Starr
A pox on scientific debate
Why is a BBC drama about 'smallpox terrorism' being taken so seriously by health experts, commentators and public bodies?

Brendan O’Neill
All the world's a prison
David Blunkett's 'third way' for prisons risks making jailbirds of us all.

Tom Sanders
Food science
Modern food production techniques are good for you - but let's stop obsessing on vitamins.

Michael Caines
A tragic biopic
Instead of Iris Murdoch, the film gives us little 'Iris'.

Thursday 7 February 2002
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 7 February
Gangsters are cool - so why aren't loyalist paramilitaries?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 7 February
Spitting in football: 'the worst of all things'?

Sandy Starr
Moving on
For the mobile internet to succeed, innovators need to stop worrying about consumer concerns.

Jennie Bristow
School for scandal
Who's letting 'teachers' like Amy Gehring loose in the classroom?

Brendan O’Neill
Giving race experts a Lasching
America's twin obsessions with race and therapy have proved 'nothing short of a disaster', argues author Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Doctoring domestic violence
There is nothing GPs can do about violence in the home - and they shouldn't even try.

Tuesday 12 February 2002
Brid hehir
Head cases
Craniosacral system therapy claims to help relieve illnesses and injuries by manipulating the 'life forces' produced by the human skull. Where's the proof?

Thursday 14 February 2002
Tony Gilland
GM food: putting fear before facts
The Royal Society, the UK's premier scientific body, thinks GM food is safe. So why did its report spin such scary headlines?

Sandy Starr
Ripping yarn
How was the new Jack the Ripper film received at the scene of his crimes?

Ray Crowley
Pop go the Idols
Despite Pop Idol's 'talent required' banner, it became another 'feel sorry for me on a Saturday night' hour.

Tony Gilland
GM food: putting fear before facts
The Royal Society, the UK's premier scientific body, thinks GM food is safe. So why did its report spin such scary headlines?

Duleep Alliraja
Offside, 14 February
Witchcraft is the least of African football's problems.

Josie Appleton
The fundamentalist question
What turns unemployed youths from Tipton, a public school boy from Wanstead, and a West-Coast American liberal into Islamic terrorists?

Mick Hume
Why snob is a four-letter word
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Ellie Lee
ECPS: swallow the facts
How can taking emergency contraceptive pills still be a criminal offence in the UK?

Barbara Hewson
Abortion traffic
Why should Irish politicians rely on women travelling to the UK for an abortion to get them out of a hole?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 14 February
What would the great critic Adolf Eichmann have made of Jon Ronson's The Two Lives of Jonathan King?

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Debating the disease
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick replies to his critics on ME.

Aidan Campbell
Fanatic for 15 minutes
The strange convergence of Western pop culture and ethnic fundamentalism.

Rob Lyons
spiked-geist, 14 February
Twelve days in the life of a born-again blogger.

Jennie Bristow
Fluff and nonsense
You can send a Valentine to your 'super-duper girlfriend', your 'hunny bunny wife', or even to your 'No. 1 son'. What next: your lovely bubbly besty friend?

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Immune to the evidence
Four years after alleging a link between MMR and autism, Dr Andrew Wakefield has failed to persuade a single reputable authority. So why do so many still listen to him?

Monday 18 February 2002
Chris Evans
Copyright and wrongs
Traditional powers of copyright are a barrier to the internet's development, argues the founder of Internet Freedom.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Myths of immunity
The imperilled 'immune system' is a metaphor for human vulnerability.

Dolan Cummings
Spit back in anger
John Lloyd, the man behind Spitting Image and Blackadder, thinks today's TV comedy is no laughing matter.

Aidan Campbell
Sex, lies and photography
Between Mario Testino's glamour heaven and Nan Goldin's urban hell, where's the reality?

Ayse Feriel
Initial differences
Scratch the surface, and the agendas of the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum are closer than they seem.

Tuesday 19 February 2002
Howard Fienburg
Don't blame it on the Accutane
Whatever it was that made 15-year-old Charles Bishop fly into a Florida skyscraper, it wasn't the spot cream.

Marilyn Mason
No faith in faith schools
Why not get rid of the lot of them?

Alan Miller
California dreaming
Making telly in La-La Land.

Mick Hume
This sleazy obsession is a scandal
It was inevitable that once New Labour cloaked politicians in the pure robes of the priesthood, they would not remain unsullied.

Friday 22 February 2002
Barrie Collins
'This time, Bob, it's personal'
Why is the international community so hung up about democracy in Zimbabwe?

Jennie Bristow
Post-radical depression
The Sixties generation should come off the guilt-trip about its thirtysomething kids.

Brendan O’Neill
Jacking the facts
Carjacking is a 'very rare occurrence', and the police don't even recognise it as a specific crime. So what's with the armed marksmen?

Josie Appleton
Ban first, speak later
Campaigners at a London university want to stop a secret British National Party member from getting a politics degree. What are they afraid of?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 22 February
What are Crystal Palace doing spending a king's ransom on The Worst Striker in English Football?

Ray Crowley
Old on a minute
Ali G's language, complaining crumblies and nu-metal goes soft.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 22 February
Manchild isn't a patch on the Buffy episode where Giles is infantilised by magic cake, but what can you expect?

Helene Guldberg
Global warming: rating the debate
A summary of the spiked-science debate on global warming.

Monday 25 February 2002
Ciuran Guilfoyle
Forging democracy
The 'ordinary people' in New Labour's Community Forum aren't so ordinary.

Mark Birbeck
Standard questions
Do universal standards in IT stifle innovation?

Tuesday 26 February 2002
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Screening wars
Anybody who questions the value of screening tests for cancer risks provoking the wrath of powerful vested interests.

Barbara Hewson
A joke too far
An English Bar Disciplinary Tribunal went over the top when dealing with a racial harassment case.

Joe Kaplinsky
Who owns ideas?
How the expansion of intellectual property law puts a brake on new developments.

Munira Mirza
Culture at the crossroads
A new book calls for cultural institutions to run society. Bad idea.

Virginia Hume
Easy posh dinners for people who value their time. This menu from Para Mullan.
Easy posh dinners for people who value their time. This menu from Para Mullan.

Wednesday 27 February 2002
Peter L Winkler
Dirty rats
Lazy, talentless, opportunistic and rude - the Rat Pack weren't as cool as we think.

Jennie Bristow
Welcome to the Wind Age
The passing of the Nuclear Age symbolises the explosion of self-doubt, and the slow death of ambition.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Accounting for Enron
Risk-managers and bean-counters have taken over the corporate world.

Ray Crowley
Texting your way to TMI
Another scare to get teenagers off those cursed mobiles.

Rob Lyons
spiked-geist, 27 February
Exploding teddy bears, 'Your NHS', and Bush's verbal diarrhoea causes a run.

Thursday 28 February 2002
Mick Hume
New Labour goes hunting for a cause
Just when you thought it could go no lower, the UK government puts foxhunting at the top of its agenda.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 28 February
Curling, figure skating, ski jumping...where's the sport in the Winter Olympics?


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