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Friday 27 March 2015 Home
Brendan O’Neill
Germanwings: can we no longer call mad people mad?
The policing of language has reached lunatic levels.
Tom Slater
They’re all Lib Dems now
The rootless politics embodied by Clegg is now widespread in Westminster.

Tom Slater
Kendrick Lamar: rap’s angry young man
To Pimp A Butterfly is a rap classic for Generation Y to call its own.

Viv Regan
Cinderella: fictional characters are not role models

Patrick West
Jeremy Clarkson: a true internationalist
Far from being parochial, Top Gear was loved from Italy to Iran.

Duleep Allirajah
Video reviews: a reffing mistake
Refereeing errors don't detract from football – they add to the drama.

Thursday 26 March 2015
Daniel Ben-Ami
The real reason Obama hates Bibi
This is more than a personality clash – it’s a shift in the world order.

Josie Appleton
‘Anti-social behaviour’ is the heart and soul of a city
Oxford’s illiberal campaign to control everyday city life.

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Sean Collins
Selma 50 years on: why King’s dream still matters
Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin.

Sam Slater
Who’s afraid of clapping? Feminist students, that’s who

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Sustainability: smashing the eco‑orthodoxy
NAS president Peter Wood on why it’s time to challenge this campus religion.

Elsa Makouezi
Race Together: a flat, white campaign

James Woudhuysen
The greening of the ivory towers
A National Association of Scholars report interrogates the tyranny of sustainability on campus.

Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nic Weatherill
Banning Haddad: universities are doing the Home Office’s bidding

Tim Black
Why isn’t Farage entitled to a bit of privacy, too?
The media’s complicity in Sunday’s pub stunt reeks of double standards.

James Heartfield
The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success
Lee Kuan Yew transformed a small trading post – but at a cost.

Bill Durodié
Lee Kuan Yew: the last of the great authoritarians
Love him or loathe him, he had something his successors lack.

Nigel Scott
When will they stop hounding Amanda Knox?
She’s been framed before, and it looks like she–ll be framed again.

Monday 23 March 2015
Mick Hume
The Sun 4: ‘Guilty’ of being journalists
The UK state is prosecuting tabloid reporters for telling the truth.

Barbara Hewson
The Hampstead cult that wasn’t: the Satanic panic revisited
In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously.

Luke Gittos
Save Gardies from the Stepford Students
Sexual-assault claims are being used to shut down a Cambridge fast-food joint.

Friday 20 March 2015
Tara McCormack
British troops out of Ukraine now

Views on the news: patriotism

Tom Slater
The D&G protest: direct action or a two-minute hate?
The demo against the offending designers was a limp, censorious affair.

Charlie Pearson
Meet the Aussie academic who hates debate

Luke Gittos
Three judges caught watching porn? Let’s put ‘self‑love’ on trial
We must stop treating the consumption of porn as good or healthy.

Duleep Allirajah
The art of a good pitch invasion
The hysterical response to fans rushing the pitch shows how sanitised football has become.

Adrian Hart
Things we should be able to say about race
The response to Trevor Phillips’ TV doc shows that the real prejudice today is against white UKIP voters.

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