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Saturday 30 April 2016 Home
Brendan O’Neill
Labour, anti‑Semitism and the cult of ‘You Can’t Say That!’
The Livingstone debacle exposes both sides in Labour's anti-Semitism row.
Friday 29 April 2016
spiked podcast
‘Banning pornography is demeaning to women’
Podcast: Nadine Strossen talks free speech, women's equality and defending porn.

Thursday 28 April 2016
James Shapiro
Shakespeare at work
James Shapiro talks to the spiked review about what history can and can’t tell us about Shakespeare’s continued resonance.

Critchley and Webster
Hegel on Hamlet
In Shakespeare’s most famous character, Hegel saw a tragic disgust with existence.

Edward Wilson-Lee
In search of Shakespeare’s universalism
Edward Wilson-Lee talks to Tim Black about Shakespeare’s East African journey, from colonial talisman to inspiration to independence leaders.

Vanessa Pupavac
Made in Germany
It took the likes of Herder and Schlegel to grasp the brilliance of Shakespeare’s tragic vision.

Terri Murray
In the company of freedom lovers
Sarah Bakewell’s At the Existentialist Café is an inspiring portrait of thinkers for whom the personal is philosophical.

Alexander Adams
The waltz of censorship
For the likes of Flaubert and Baudelaire, evading the censors was a very serious game.

Wednesday 27 April 2016
Mick Hume
Let’s make the whole of London a Free Speech Zone
Time for the capital city of freedom of expression to live up to its history.

Brendan O’Neill
A deep green in charge of London? I don’t think so
Having Zac Goldsmith run London would be like asking a nun to run a brothel.

Luke Gittos
Afrika Bambaataa: convicted by Twitter trial
The war on statutes of limitation is bad for justice.

James Heartfield
For a London a hundred miles wide
Let’s build on the Green Belt and let the city breathe.

Tuesday 26 April 2016
Tom Slater
Prince: everyone’s freak
The Purple One was more than a hero to lonely outsiders.

Ella Whelan
Abortion wars: women fight back
Women are fighting for their bodily autonomy.

Tim Black
The tyranny of transparency
In the absence of privacy, conformism flourishes.

Joanna Williams
Why feminists are so down on sex
Meet the puritans who think sex is bad for women.

Monday 25 April 2016
Frank Furedi
Can humanity live without borders?
ESSAY: There is little enlightened about being ‘post-borders’ today.

Sean Collins
Berned out
Boiled down, Bernie Sanders’ message was just too pessimistic.

Jennie Bristow
What we lose when Baby Boomers die
Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood… they remind us of a more liberated era.

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30 April 2016
Labour, anti‑Semitism and the cult of ‘You Can’t Say That!’
27 April 2016
Let’s make the whole of London a Free Speech Zone

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