September 2001

Josie Appleton Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

Slavery reparation: why now?

One hundred and thirty-eight years after slavery was abolished in the USA, what's behind the movement to gain compensation?

Mick Hume Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

Whoever wins, it won't be a Tory

The Conservative Party's leadership election has been marked by one concession after another to New Labour's agenda of the centre ground.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

A sectarian peace

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 Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

You couldn't make it up

Claire Fox reports on the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival and its obsession with 'real people'.

Alex Avery and Dennis Avery Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

Unearthing the truth about organic food

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.

Allison Felus Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

Scores, bores and metaphors

The new Hollywood blockbuster The Score is not much cop as a film - but not half bad as a metaphor for acting.

Jason Smith Wednesday 5 September 2001 comments

The perfect TV dinner

Chicken in Martini, with mashed potatoes. Quick, cheap, easy - and the ultimate comfort food.

Frank Furedi Friday 7 September 2001 comments

Disciplining parents

The campaign to make smacking a crime will do more harm than good.

Jennie Bristow Friday 7 September 2001 comments

Gay is the new straight

Why are European elites rushing to be bridesmaids at same-sex weddings?

Chris Gilligan Friday 7 September 2001 comments

Scared - or 'scarred for life'?

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.

Dolan Cummings Friday 7 September 2001 comments

TV UK, 7 September

'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.'

Dave Hallsworth Friday 7 September 2001 comments

Leaking the truth

How US officials 'inadvertently' revealed America's bloody role in 1960s Indonesia.

John Gillott Monday 10 September 2001 comments

The Skeptical Environmentalist

John Gillott reviews the book that has landed like a bombshell on environmental debates.

Dolan Cummings Monday 10 September 2001 comments

Brass Eye: the regulators' blind spot

The Brass Eye judgement shows that TV regulators support the right of satire to shock and offend - except when it does.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 10 September 2001 comments

An intelligent guide to medicine

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.

Mick Hume Wednesday 12 September 2001 comments

After the attack on America

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.

Jennie Bristow Friday 14 September 2001 comments

Growing up scared

Will America's national crisis shake its twentysomethings out of their 'quarterlife crisis' - or make the symptoms more severe?

Brendan O’Neill Friday 14 September 2001 comments

‘Weeping for everything’

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'.

Mick Hume Friday 14 September 2001 comments

It’s war - but against whom?

The world is being reorganised in response to the events of 11 September.

spiked readers Friday 14 September 2001 comments

Reactions

Hysterical coverage, American morality and the unravelling of Empire: spiked readers give their views.

Sandy Starr Friday 14 September 2001 comments

Raw Deal

A remarkable new documentary exposes viewers to the ambiguities of a US rape case.

Josie Appleton Friday 14 September 2001 comments

The State of the Planet

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.

Helen Reece Friday 14 September 2001 comments

Rape law: against anonymity

In the interests of justice and equality, neither rape defendants nor rape complainants should have the right to anonymity.

Fenno Outen Friday 14 September 2001 comments

A disturbing view of mental illness

The latest mental health promotion strategy in the UK depicts us all as fragile individuals in need of help.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 14 September 2001 comments

Offside, 14 September

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.

Dolan Cummings Friday 14 September 2001 comments

TV UK, 14 September

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.

Jennie Bristow Monday 17 September 2001 comments

Defend liberty - especially now

As the world debates how to combat terrorism, we should not allow our own leaders to erode freedom, in our name.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 19 September 2001 comments

Made in the USA?

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.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 19 September 2001 comments

Self-indulgent storytellers

Will the UK literati please stop trying to make America's tragedy its own?

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 19 September 2001 comments

Terrorising liberty

The last time a UK government declared 'war on terrorism', the first casualty was liberty.

Joanna Williams Thursday 20 September 2001 comments

Modern motherhood: isolating problems

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?

spiked readers Thursday 20 September 2001 comments

Reactions 2

Three-minute silences, Middle East policy, and Is it Armageddon?: more spiked readers give their views.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 20 September 2001 comments

Offside, 20 September

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?

Jennie Bristow Friday 21 September 2001 comments

War talk

A war against terrorism works well in words - but the reality is proving more problematic.

Dolan Cummings Friday 21 September 2001 comments

TV UK, 21 September

After a week of relentless crashing, TV seems to be getting back to normality. But is it?

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 September 2001 comments

No politics please, we’re peace campaigners

At a peace vigil in London on 22 September, what seemed to bother the protesters more than anything was America's 'attitude'.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 September 2001 comments

The good, the bad and the therapy

The way the web was viewed after the terrorist attacks on America revealed the extent of our love/hate relationship with the internet.

Daniel Ben-Ami Tuesday 25 September 2001 comments

The terrified economy?

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.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 25 September 2001 comments

What's anti-war?

The public meeting 'Stop the war before it starts' on 21 September raised more questions than it answered.

Peter Smith Tuesday 25 September 2001 comments

Flying lows

The sight of airlines falling over themselves to tell us all how bad everything has become is unlikely to inspire confidence in air travel.

Mick Hume Friday 28 September 2001 comments

Why has Bush not pushed the button?

The US government lacks the authority or legitimacy to act decisively.

spiked readers Friday 28 September 2001 comments

Reactions 3

Peace vigils, attacking liberty, and the sources of hate: more spiked readers give their views.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 28 September 2001 comments

Offside, 28 September

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.

Dolan Cummings Friday 28 September 2001 comments

TV UK, 28 September

Cathy Come Home was discussed in parliament. When I Was 12 is more likely to be discussed in personal development classes at school.