September 2002

Mick Hume Monday 2 September 2002 comments

Why I'm still keen on Keane

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Stuart Blackman Wednesday 4 September 2002 comments

Bringing science to book

Saint Rachel of Carson, animal rights and wrongs, and the benefit of insanity - science at the Edinburgh Festival.

David Barrie Wednesday 4 September 2002 comments

The value of museums

The director of the UK Art Fund calls on the government to refocus its priorities and restore museum acquisition funds.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 4 September 2002 comments

Treating teachers like paedophiles

We should be suspicious of the UK government's new vetting procedures for adults who work with children.

Stephen Bowler Wednesday 4 September 2002 comments

When security scares

Does taking a breadknife on a self-catering holiday make you a potential mass murderer?

Brendan O’Neill Friday 6 September 2002 comments

The first casualty is clarity

Commentators are reading meaning into Bush's stance on Iraq where none exists.

James Heartfield Friday 6 September 2002 comments

Trot along, Martin

Why is Martin Amis cranking up dead Cold War controversies?

Joe Kaplinsky Friday 6 September 2002 comments

Putting nature Before People

The World Summit on Sustainable Development showed how mainstream green ideas have become.

Mike Wendling Friday 6 September 2002 comments

Making a date

There's one way to take 11 September away from terrorists and politicians: remove it from the calendar.

Alex Gourevitch Friday 6 September 2002 comments

A pretence of deliberation

Don't mistake infighting within the Bush administration for opposition to invading Iraq.

Dolan Cummings Friday 6 September 2002 comments

TV UK, 6 September

The stories of 9/11 are compelling - raw emotion is not.

Mick Hume Friday 6 September 2002 comments

A panic attack over Iraq

The Bush/Blair campaign against Iraq seems to be modelled on the UK's foot-and-mouth fiasco.

Ray Crowley Friday 6 September 2002 comments

Big Mother

Fitting a child with a tracking device is far more sinister than 'the single man down the road'.

Sandy Starr Friday 6 September 2002 comments

Canterbury tales

Geeks, freaks and sausage meat at the Canterbury music fest.

Mick Hume Monday 9 September 2002 comments

Who wants to fight for a land fit for foxes?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 10 September 2002 comments

First anniversary

A year of the global culture of fear.

Alive and kicking

The Muay Thai children who fight their way out of poverty.

Patrick West Tuesday 10 September 2002 comments

Public house politics

Soviet chic and Hussein v Hitler.

David Chandler Tuesday 10 September 2002 comments

Jack Straw’s colonial discourse

The UK foreign secretary's speech on 'failed and failing states' lays out a very British alternative to US unilateralism - a return to the days of Empire.

Allison Felus Tuesday 10 September 2002 comments

Revenge and survival

Road to Perdition and Signs: how Hollywood has re-imagined 11 September.

Vivian Moses Tuesday 10 September 2002 comments

Fanning the flames

What happens if you apply the precautionary principle to wind farms?

Joe Kaplinsky Thursday 12 September 2002 comments

Boston’s Big Dig

Americans sure know how to build roads.

Simon Banks Thursday 12 September 2002 comments

Football catches Enronitis

Sale and leaseback: the financial instruments used by British clubs to hide the extent of their debts

Dolan Cummings Thursday 12 September 2002 comments

TV UK, 12 September

I'm a Celebrity…: a great cultural achievement or the end of civilisation?

Josie Appleton Thursday 12 September 2002 comments

One year on: what the papers said

The UK press was full of 9/11 - but what was it trying to say?

David Lee Friday 13 September 2002 comments

Call that art?

Bypass Gateshead's glitzy-but-gutless Baltic art centre and head down to Segedunum's real-life Roman fort.

Rob Lyons Friday 13 September 2002 comments

Putting Zambia through the mill

Europe's green prejudices have caused the Zambian government to reject GM food aid when its people are starving.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 16 September 2002 comments

Arresting questions

Seven al-Qaeda suspects captured in America and Pakistan straight after the 9/11 anniversary - strange coincidence or major breakthrough?

Helen Searls Monday 16 September 2002 comments

Confused commemorations

For many Americans, 9/11 has become a deeply personal affair. An Englishwoman in Washington reports

Mick Hume Monday 16 September 2002 comments

A portion of toxic nonsense

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Patrick West Wednesday 18 September 2002 comments

Spaced-out debate

On Star Wars, foxes and citizenship.

Richard Lindley Wednesday 18 September 2002 comments

Panorama - a sinking flagship?

A former Panorama reporter discusses how the BBC's main current affairs show is going down.

Piers Benn Wednesday 18 September 2002 comments

A badly executed debate

The arguments both for and against capital punishment are flawed.

Luke Robins-Grace Wednesday 18 September 2002 comments

TV’s narrowing vision

Richard Lindley's chronicle on Panorama contrasts the self-assured TV journalism of the past to today's rather flaccid version.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Thursday 19 September 2002 comments

Training doctors as therapists

In medical education, training in science now comes a poor second to teaching communication skills.

David Chandler Thursday 19 September 2002 comments

Law in disorder

UN involvement in the Iraq campaign neither makes war less likely, nor more 'legitimate'.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 19 September 2002 comments

Seesaws, swings and roundabouts

The work-life balance debate raises more questions than answers.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 19 September 2002 comments

TV UK, 19 September

White Teeth's characters suffer the culture shocks of attempted suicide, sex in a toilet and arranged marriage.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Examining the scandal

In politicising education, the UK government has brought the current grade-fixing row upon itself

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Blair’s dodgy dossier

Britain's evidence of an Iraqi threat is as weak as the opposition to war.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Rural recognition

Did the Countryside Alliance marchers want New Labour to 'fox off' or to feel their pain?

James Heartfield Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Germany’s Third Way win

Schröder's narrow election victory came from an appeal to national sentiment, and caution.

Peter Sammonds Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

What’s floods got to do with it?

Many attributed this summer's European floods to global warming - even though science disagreed.

Patrick West Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Seismic rifts

On morality through analogy, and making Dudley shake.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 September 2002 comments

Blair's dodgy dossier

Britain's evidence of an Iraqi threat is as weak as the opposition to war.

Slavoy Zizek Friday 27 September 2002 comments

Taking on America

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek examines the failure of political opposition after 11 September.

James Heartfield Friday 27 September 2002 comments

Forgetting the evils of Empire

The left's embrace of Europe as an alternative to America creates illusions in a destructive elite.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 27 September 2002 comments

Offside, 27 September

Tired Footballer Syndrome - is the English game to blame?

Ray Crowley Friday 27 September 2002 comments

Shopping for ideology

Can you change the world by choosing the right can of beans?

Dolan Cummings Friday 27 September 2002 comments

TV UK, 27 September

Reality chariot racing and human interest football.

Mick Hume Friday 27 September 2002 comments

Britain’s in no state for war

If the UK government can be panicked by a letter from Prince Charles, how is it going to sort out the world?

Josie Appleton Sunday 29 September 2002 comments

Testing Britishness

Who's more confused about British identity: immigrants or the political elite?

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 30 September 2002 comments

Targeting doctors

New Labour's performance indicators will reorganise general practice around those least in need of health care.