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Friday 2 August 2002 August 2002
Joe Kaplinsky
Rocking our world?
Asteroids are unlikely to wipe us out - but they could help us to learn the secrets of the universe.

Ray Crowley
Jaded telly
Why the best ambassador for Big Brother didn't win.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
The 'Death of the Subject'
James Heartfield's new book shows how the attack on subjectivity in theory reflects the diminished role of the individual in society.

Patrick West
Home and away
An English-Irishman in Dublin observes the antics of other tourists.

James Woudhuysen
Converging on risk aversion
It's short-termism in the IT world that means mergers are thought to be Bad News.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 2 August
The Commonwealth Games is like a school sports day - medals come cheap and participants are applauded just for turning up.

Brendan O’Neill
The new nostalgia
Why are young adults getting teary-eyed for childhoods they have just left behind?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 2 August
The real-life Indian Summer sagas.

Ken McLaughlin
Mental healthcare in the balance
The UK Mental Health Bill captures society's shift from rehabilitating the mentally ill towards helping them just to 'survive'.

Jennie Bristow
Child protection questions
Issues raised by the Lillie and Reed case.

Tuesday 6 August 2002
Andrew Cox
Damning the dams
Blocking Turkey's Ilisu Dam project won't benefit the Kurds.

Tiffany Jenkins
'Why not a Kandinsky, a Mondrian and a motorcycle show?'
Arts institutions are giving up on difficult work, argues critic Jed Perl.

Paul Reeves
Manufacturing defensiveness
If British industry wants to attract young workers, it should take a more hard-headed approach.

Scott Anderson
Of pharmers and chimeras
An anti-GM crusader has gone to the US patent office, armed with an imaginary human-chimpanzee. That's the cringe factor - where's the science?

Thursday 8 August 2002
Jan Bowman
Pests about pesticides
Friends of the Earth is peddling non-stories about unfounded fears.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 8 August
Project 9/11 is as therapeutic for the performers as it is dramatic for the audience.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 8 August
The saga of Brian Tindle and Bimbo83.

Patrick West
Ulster says what?
The Antipodean Inflection hits Belfast.

Josie Appleton
DVT: Scare on wheels
Blood clots and car journeys - what is the RAC Foundation driving at?

Jon Holbrook
The rise and rise of human rights
A new book finds that those who champion human rights benefit themselves more than their supposed beneficiaries.

Jennie Bristow
Playground squabbles
The discussion about children's play is really about adults.

Friday 9 August 2002
Mick Hume
What 'anti-war' movement?
The opposition to invading Iraq has little in common with anti-war politics of the past.

Saturday 10 August 2002
Josie Appleton
Looking bad in Bournemouth
The Tories' problems reflect the state of British politics.

James Panton
A third class proposal
Will classifying degrees by percentage rather than class make British higher education any better, or fairer? An academic has his doubts.

Monday 12 August 2002
Tessa Mayes
Courting censorship
Cherie Blair's law firm should keep its demands for a privacy code to itself.

Mick Hume
Unsustainable Earth summits
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Phil Mullan
A mature response to ageing
It's time to grow up and stop treating pensioners as a problem.

Wednesday 14 August 2002
Barbara Hewson
Antenatal coercion
What were the Irish authorities doing, railroading a pregnant HIV-positive woman into having a hospital birth?

James Woudhuysen
If in doubt, brand
The craze for branding only advertises corporate insecurity.

Patrick West
Going batty over Betty
So a crow can bend a wire? Well, clap, clap.

Dominic Standish
Playing at politics
The Italian left has adopted a children's game as a form of protest.

Jennie Bristow
Turning tragedy into trivia
The ghoulish obsession with two missing girls shows the UK media at its worst.

Friday 16 August 2002
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 16 August
Still at the Edinburgh Fringe: Victory at the Dirt Palace, Kitchen, and the revival of Shopping and Fucking.

Brendan O’Neill
In pursuit of the unknowable
The USA is planning a secret worldwide war against remaining al-Qaeda members - as soon as it finds out where they are.

Jennie Bristow
Exam results
Why A-levels are all over the place.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 16 August
Roy Keane shouldn't have a 'duty of care' towards Alf Inge Haaland - or anybody else he meets on the pitch.

Monday 19 August 2002
Mick Hume
After Soham
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 20 August 2002
Brendan O’Neill
Theatre as therapy
Young New Yorkers are taking their post-11 September angst to the Edinburgh stage.

Alison Perrett
When users lose out
Technological measures against digital piracy don't just punish the pirates.

Rob Lyons
Clocking off
After seven nights of catching up with the plot, a square-eyed 24 fan gets a chance to rest.

Penny Lewis
Building self-esteem, lowering horizons
The organiser of the Carbuncle Awards for Scotland's worst building thinks critics are being too soft on architects.

Josie Appleton
Life and death decisions
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority allowed one couple to use IVF to try to save their son, but not another. Why?

Thursday 22 August 2002
Ray Crowley
Casting the first stone
The ruling to stone a Nigerian woman for adultery is terrible. So is our rush to judge Nigeria.

Jennie Bristow
A barren elite
Sylvia Ann Hewlett's book Baby Hunger might be unpalatable - but it contains a lot of truth.

James Heartfield
Summing up our fears
Post-11 September apocalyptic thriller strikes UK cinemas.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Poverty of ambition
How the World Summit on Sustainable Development will limit aspirations for economic growth.

Ian Walker
Long live the King
There's much more to Elvis than junk food and jumpsuits.

Aidan Campbell
Leni's legacy
What do people really object to in Leni Riefenstahl's 'fascist films'?

Helene Guldberg
Of lice and men
Meet the Professor of European Thought who thinks humans are a plague on the planet.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 22 August
Final despatch from the Fringe, with Judas, Attempts On Her Life and The Canterbury Tales.

Patrick West
Taking the stand
Confessions of a Brentford fan who sometimes defies the stewards.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 22 August
Team doing badly? Punch the reserve goalie!

Sandy Starr
Keeping IT real
Businesses should wow us with technology first, and hype it up later.

Mick Hume
After Soham - mourners and 'the mob'
The public displays of grief in Soham and the crowd rage in Peterborough are expressions of the same rampant emotionalism.

Tuesday 27 August 2002
Mick Hume
No one has a human right not to be unhappy
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Wednesday 28 August 2002
Verity Campbell-Barr
Personal tuition
Teenagers say no to sex and relationship education.

David Chandler
Limits of the ICC
The squabbles about the International Criminal Court indicate that some states are more equal than others.

Bill Durodié
Eroding expertise
Scientists should listen to public concerns, not pander to them.

Brendan O’Neill
'A link between Saddam and bin Laden? No way'
The editor of Britain's top military journal picks some holes in the US case for war.

Patrick West
Grief affliction
The more minute's silences we have the less convincing they sound.

Brendan O’Neill
'A link between Saddam and bin Laden? No way'
The editor of Britain's top military journal picks some holes in the US case for war.

Thursday 29 August 2002
Ray Crowley
More to life than maths
Ignore the recommended caffeine intake, calorie consumption and exercise time - common sense is better than a calculator.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 29 August
Channel 4 experiments with a TV opera about people with Princess Diana psychoses.

Ceri Dingle
Time to ditch the sustainababble
The youth education charity WORLDwrite launches a critical memorandum on the Johannesburg Summit.

Josie Appleton
Extreme reactions
As radical Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun sets out its plans for the UK, why do we listen?

Anthony Browne
Ducking the debate
The environment editor of The Times (London) issues a challenge to those, like spiked, who support an open-door policy on immigration.

Jennie Bristow
Summit for nothing
Let the Johannesburg delegates drink champagne - just don't let them do anything else.

John Tusa
'Thou shalt worship the arts for what they are'
The director of the London Barbican Centre gives Ten Commandments for the arts.

Friday 30 August 2002
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 30 August
The support for AFC Wimbledon is like a 'Save the Whale' campaign.


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