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Friday 22 May 2015 Home
Tom Slater
Taylor Swift: queen of the Peter Pan generation
Twentysomething Swiftdom shows how scared of growing up my generation is.
Duleep Allirajah
Gerrard should have left Liverpool years ago
He was a local hero, yes. But he fell short of greatness.

Kathryn Ecclestone
Happiness: a modern malaise
Two enlightening new books explore the miserable rise of the happiness industry.

Thursday 21 May 2015
Ella Whelan
The left: from solidarity to pity
Lefties no longer struggle with the people – they feel sorry for them.

Brendan O’Neill
‘Je Suis Charlie’: a caricature of freedom of speech
The pro-Charlie set is now holding back the fight for free expression.

Jon Fuge
Mad Max: a symphony of carnage

Stephen Beard
Game of Thrones in nasty scene shocker

Mick Hume
Who needs the Labour Party now?
It lost its ‘voice of organised labour’ long ago, and has found no other.

Luke Gittos
How UK courts are betraying Magna Carta
We must resist the new assaults on due process.

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Blair Spowart
Bahar Mustafa: the rise of campus racialism

Jon Holbrook
HRA: giving democracy a hammering
Tory plans to replace the HRA will only reinforce judicial tyranny.

James Heartfield
Human rights: taking liberties, not protecting them
The Human Rights Act has set back the fight for freedom.

The First Amendment vs the Human Rights Act
Two defences of free expression, two very different ideas of freedom.

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Rob Lyons
Don’t reduce the drink‑drive limit

Frank Furedi
No, Cameron, you can never have ‘too much’ tolerance
The PM, like so many others, doesn't get how important tolerance is.

Monday 18 May 2015
Tim Black
Morsi death sentence: a judgement on Western liberals
Too many sacrificed support for democracy at the altar of Sisi’s coup.

Friday 15 May 2015
Joanna Williams
Meet the feminists who don’t like women
Women are weak? With feminists like this, who needs misogyny.

Emily Hill
The murder of Mayakovsky’s poetry
A Soviet crime — the neglect of their greatest poet — must be avenged.

Tom Slater
The Dark Net: a mirror of society?
Jamie Bartlett goes on a fascinating trek though the hidden internet.

Alexander Adams
The queer saint with a taste for rough trade
A fascinating new biography explores the debauched life of seminal art patron Peter Watson.

Niall Crowley
Motown and the end of the American Dream
Detroit 67 is a gritty portrait of the year Motown unravelled.

Robin Walsh
Edzard Ernst: a scientist in wonderland
A new memoir of the great thwarter of alternative medicine is a paean to courage, conviction and reason.

Why CLR James opposed the Second World War

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