One hundred and thirty-eight years after slavery was abolished in the USA, what's behind the movement to gain compensation?
The Conservative Party's leadership election has been marked by one concession after another to New Labour's agenda of the centre ground.
As schoolchildren get caught up in sectarian clashes in north Belfast, Brendan O'Neill explains how Northern Ireland's peace process deepened the sectarian divide.
Claire Fox reports on the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival and its obsession with 'real people'.
The Soil Association says it has 'indicative evidence suggesting' that organic food is slightly more nutritious than non-organic food. And it gets even more wishy-washy than that.
The new Hollywood blockbuster The Score is not much cop as a film - but not half bad as a metaphor for acting.
Chicken in Martini, with mashed potatoes. Quick, cheap, easy - and the ultimate comfort food.
The campaign to make smacking a crime will do more harm than good.
Why are European elites rushing to be bridesmaids at same-sex weddings?
Many claim that the schoolchildren of north Belfast will be scarred for life by the past week's sectarian abuse. But children are more robust than we think.
'We're used to thinking about how ordinary German soldiers found themselves taking part in genocide during the war. We are less used to considering the mindset of those on the right side.'
How US officials 'inadvertently' revealed America's bloody role in 1960s Indonesia.
John Gillott reviews the book that has landed like a bombshell on environmental debates.
The Brass Eye judgement shows that TV regulators support the right of satire to shock and offend - except when it does.
Ignore the philistine reviews by members of the medical profession. Theodore Dalrymple's new book is a much-needed challenge to the pieties of modern medicine.
As the dust clears over the scenes of carnage, it is worth asking what these events and the reaction to them can tell us about the world we live in now.
Will America's national crisis shake its twentysomethings out of their 'quarterlife crisis' - or make the symptoms more severe?
As the Queen's Guard played the American national anthem to honour the victims of the attack on America, there was little sense of 'collective grief' - just sad, confused individuals wanting to 'do something, anything'.
The world is being reorganised in response to the events of 11 September.
Hysterical coverage, American morality and the unravelling of Empire: spiked readers give their views.
A remarkable new documentary exposes viewers to the ambiguities of a US rape case.
The spiked-debate at London's Royal Institution on 12 September 2001 threw 'Skeptical Environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg over to the audience. Here's how he coped.
In the interests of justice and equality, neither rape defendants nor rape complainants should have the right to anonymity.
The latest mental health promotion strategy in the UK depicts us all as fragile individuals in need of help.
Where was spiked's football columnist when England beat Germany 5-1? In a bar in northern Italy, with Germans, watching Italy draw nil-nil with Lithuania.
The footage of people running and screaming in the street ought to bring home the reality of the situation, except that this was like a movie trope.
As the world debates how to combat terrorism, we should not allow our own leaders to erode freedom, in our name.
As some of the individuals behind the attacks on America emerge as wealthy and Western-educated, perhaps we should aim our questions closer to home.
Will the UK literati please stop trying to make America's tragedy its own?
The last time a UK government declared 'war on terrorism', the first casualty was liberty.
Rachel Cusk and Naomi Wolf have provoked a reaction with their new books on the downsides of motherhood. But is housework really the biggest issue?
Three-minute silences, Middle East policy, and Is it Armageddon?: more spiked readers give their views.
Everybody in sport was horrified at the senseless carnage in the USA, but nobody seemed sure about the correct way to respond. To play or not to play?
A war against terrorism works well in words - but the reality is proving more problematic.
After a week of relentless crashing, TV seems to be getting back to normality. But is it?
At a peace vigil in London on 22 September, what seemed to bother the protesters more than anything was America's 'attitude'.
The way the web was viewed after the terrorist attacks on America revealed the extent of our love/hate relationship with the internet.
The terrorist attacks on America have been blamed for falling share prices, declining tourism, rising unemployment, airline redundancies and less shopping. Daniel Ben-Ami sees the situation differently.
The public meeting 'Stop the war before it starts' on 21 September raised more questions than it answered.
The sight of airlines falling over themselves to tell us all how bad everything has become is unlikely to inspire confidence in air travel.
The US government lacks the authority or legitimacy to act decisively.
Peace vigils, attacking liberty, and the sources of hate: more spiked readers give their views.
What is to be done about European football's dwindling viewing figures? The Champions' League could do with some corrective surgery - but it might be time to put the UEFA Cup out of its misery.
Cathy Come Home was discussed in parliament. When I Was 12 is more likely to be discussed in personal development classes at school.