Brendan O’Neill meets the Voltaire-inspired attorney general of Australia.
Prime Minister Erdogan’s war on social media is uncannily similar to the war on unacceptable speech in the West.
John Milton on why a free and open public sphere is the best way to the truth.
Attitudes to football fans have changed since Hillsborough. But for the better?
A black comedy about a good priest battling cynicism comes to confused and troubling conclusions.
Prosecuting people on the basis of song lyrics sets a horrifying precedent.
A new documentary pays tribute to the unsung performers behind pop's biggest hits.
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Here we look back on one of the most compelling intellectual and political journeys of the twentieth century.
This week: why bother with politics when it’s impossible to change the world?
Pantomime name-calling at football matches should not be a crime.
This showtrial gave us disturbing insights into the cult of the victim.
Scottish independence would spell the end of British identity in Ulster.
Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.
Dolan Cummings on the biggest election in the history of mankind.
Robert Colls' superb 'intellectual biography' takes the reader into the liberty-loving, rebellious, and contrary heart of George Orwell.
Parenting Culture Studies cuts through the confusing world of modern parenting.
In order to judge 'the best which has been thought and said in the world', individuals must be free to discriminate.
Tyler Cowen’s new book underestimates the benefits society could reap from new technology.
On social networks, kids have found the unprotected, adult-free spaces now denied to them in the real world.
The Geldof grief-fest shows how ravenous the cult of mourning has become.
Labour is using victims of crime as an excuse to undermine centuries of hard-won rights for defendants.
Young talks to spiked about his war on UK education’s child-centred orthodoxy.
The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla sets a dangerous precedent.
Despite the headline-grabbing figures, the evidence for modern slavery is feeble.
The real scandal is the culture secretary’s attempt to lay down Leveson’s law.
Christopher Snowdon says plain packs and bans on e-cigs are another step closer to prohibition of tobacco.
Politicians pursue pointless, illiberal policies like plain packaging as a cheap way of scoring points against each other.
This week, we celebrate a civil engineer whose unglamorous project transformed the lives of people around the world.
This week: should the state put restrictions on political donations?
The First World War unravelled adult authority over the next generation.
Brazil's internet bill of rights is more concerned with advancing national interests than internet freedom.
A libertarian student slams the groupthink dominating UK student unions.
How Nirvana killed the spirit of youth culture.
Government proposals to curb e-cigarette usage reek of irrational illiberalism.
The pre-match sex debate is as old as sport itself, but it only distracts from England's bigger problems.
New child-neglect laws will criminalise normal aspects of parenting.
Both advocates and critics of fracking have it wrong. Also, both use the wrong word.
Why spiked is launching a campaign for unfettered freedom of speech.
True freedom of speech means acknowledging that we ourselves might just be wrong.
John Locke on why no one should blindly resign himself to the will of his rulers.
Karl Marx argues that a free press isn't free when it is forced to conform to the morality of the day.
Wendy Kaminer explains why the ACLU defended a notorious paedophile group.
John Stuart Mill on why we need to awake from the ‘deep slumber of decided opinion’.
Kindly Inquisitors author Jonathan Rauch on the importance of doubt.
The crackdown on Scottish football fans is the free-speech battle the chattering classes choose to ignore.
Even this supposedly liberal paradise has laws against saying offensive things.
Everything from licence plates to street names has been on the receiving end of the German elite’s new censoriousness.
For Britain’s political and media classes, UKIP’s Nigel Farage is beyond the pale.
Dennis Hayes says a therapeutic culture is shutting down debate on campus.
Last week marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of a man credited with saving a billion lives.
This week: is it wrong for Japan to want to hunt whales?
ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for society.
It is scary how quickly gay marriage became dogma.
The fifth assessment report is a product of politics, not science.
ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for democracy.