|Wednesday 15 May 2013|
|St Angelina, save |
us from ourselves!
The beatification of Angelina Jolie for writing about her mastectomy confirms that celebrity culture has reached new and hysterical heights.
|Thursday 9 May 2013|
|The phoney border |
war over immigration
The fallout from the Queen’s Speech confirms that today neither right nor left views immigrants as real, breathing human beings.
|Tuesday 30 April 2013|
|Iain Banks and the death of privacy|
The press releases and Twittergrief over the Scottish author’s coming demise from cancer confirm that dying has become a public spectacle.
|Wednesday 17 April 2013|
|Five things liberals love that Thatcher invented|
From safe sex to incapacity benefit, today’s shrill Thatcher-bashers are actually continuing Mrs T’s worst work.
|Monday 15 April 2013|
|Freedom can never be ‘granted’ to us|
Brendan O’Neill’s recent speech imploring young libertarians to keep their eyes peeled for ‘phony freedoms’.
|Thursday 11 April 2013|
|Gay marriage: a case study in conformism|
Anyone who values diversity of thought and tolerance of dissent should find the sweeping consensus on gay marriage terrifying.
|Tuesday 9 April 2013|
|The myth of Thatcherism|
The idea that Britain’s problems are all the fault of the evil ‘Mrs T’ distorts history, and lets the left and Labour off the hook.
|Tuesday 2 April 2013|
|Saving footie fans from their inner fascist|
The increasingly unhinged moral crusade against racism in football is anti-prole loathing dressed up as high liberal principle.
|Wednesday 27 March 2013|
|Eco-obedience: a lifetime of Lent with no pay-off|
Comparing Pope Francis to Francis of Assisi is mad; unlike today’s miserable green Vatican, Assisi's self-denial had some spiritual purpose.
|Tuesday 19 March 2013|
|Don’t blame Hacked Off for this crisis of liberty|
Screeching at Hugh Grant is a displacement activity for intellectuals who can’t explain or reverse the historic corrosion of press freedom.
|Wednesday 13 March 2013|
|The SWP: slain by cynical scandal-milkers|
The socialists have joined the Catholic Church and the BBC as victims of a corrosive zeitgeist that views all institutions as nests of perverts.
|Thursday 7 March 2013|
|Chavez’s cheerleaders: parasites on US impotence|
Far from doing battle with US imperial hegemony, Hugo Chavez and his Western fans merely danced on the grave of America’s withered global clout.
|Wednesday 20 February 2013|
|Piggybacking the Pistorius tragedy|
Even before the body of Reeva Steenkamp had been cremated, various moral entrepreneurs were milking her killing for political ends.
|Tuesday 12 February 2013|
|Is the pope Catholic?|
The praise heaped on Benedict XVI for effectively destroying the idea of papal infallibility speaks to the flighty, narcissistic nature of our times.
|Monday 11 February 2013|
|Saving Sun readers from themselves|
Feminist campaigners against Page 3 are driven by the same misanthropy as every other censor in history.
|Tuesday 5 February 2013|
|Need to be rebranded? Support gay marriage!|
As the debate in the UK Conservative Party shows, backing gay marriage is now an entirely self-serving, hide-saving pose.
|Thursday 31 January 2013|
|Do we live in a ‘pornified’ world?|
Yes, there’s an increasingly ugly culture of sexualisation, but the government campaign against it will get us nowhere.
|Friday 25 January 2013|
|Israeli settlers: the new 'niggers' of global affairs|
Bidisha's remarkably candid assault on abnormal, thuggish, lying, zombie-like Israelis confirms that they're the one group of foreigners it's acceptable to fear and loathe these days.
|Tuesday 22 January 2013|
|How Cameron created the chaos in north Africa |
It takes great shamelessness for the PM to wring his hands over the crises in Mali and Algeria, seeing as his attack on Libya nurtured them.
|Wednesday 16 January 2013|
|Loyalists: the pariahs of the peace process|
The rioting over the Union flag illuminates the tragedy of modern loyalism: these people are loyal to a world that no longer exists.