March 2003

Mick Hume Monday 3 March 2003 comments

The sermon on the compost heap

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

David Chandler Tuesday 4 March 2003 comments

Shielding themselves from politics

The human shield movement looks more like ethical tourism than solidarity.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 6 March 2003 comments

The price of war

The Iraq conflict has provoked an attack of bogeyman economics.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 6 March 2003 comments

Offside, 6 March

Next season we'll have to find a new term of derision for the Worthless Cup.

Patrick West Thursday 6 March 2003 comments

Categorical errors

The RSPCA's claim that animal organ transplants are unethical is like saying that going for a swim violates the sea.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 6 March 2003 comments

TV UK, 6 March

The Michael Jackson saga: a case-study in postmodern epistemology.

Ray Crowley Thursday 6 March 2003 comments

Social studies

UK education is unfair - and this can't be solved by fiddling around with university entrance requirements.

Jim Glassman Friday 7 March 2003 comments

Greenpeace's latest battle

Environmentalist groups are exploiting the Iraqi crisis to push their own agendas, argues Jim Glassman of Tech Central Station.

Stuart Atkinson Friday 7 March 2003 comments

Next stop Mars

After Columbia, NASA needs a mission. And what better than a manned flight to the red planet?

Peter Smith Friday 7 March 2003 comments

Scared out of the sky

The air industry's overreaction to terror threats is fuelling the post-9/11 fear of flying.

Josie Appleton Friday 7 March 2003 comments

Here he stands

An isolated Blair is falling back on personal conviction - and the judgement of focus groups of the future.

Vicky Richardson Friday 7 March 2003 comments

That Libeskind touch

The winning design for rebuilding Ground Zero will create a theme park dedicated to victimhood.

Austin Williams Tuesday 11 March 2003 comments

The not-so Good Life

The government's energy policy will take the UK down an exhausting route.

Ruth Chenoweth Tuesday 11 March 2003 comments

Thinking about teaching

Educational philosophy's traditionalists and progressives should put their heads together.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 11 March 2003 comments

Copycat copyright

European copyright regulators are trying to learn from the USA. But they’re learning the wrong lessons.

Mick Hume Tuesday 11 March 2003 comments

Bush: scared of his own shadow?

The US president is doing a pretty good impression of the Grand Old Duke of York, marching his men up and down the hill to no great effect.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 12 March 2003 comments

The freedom to talk hate

Abdullah el-Faisal may be a crank - but is he a criminal?

Jennie Bristow Thursday 13 March 2003 comments

Relieve us from Comic Relief

The top five reasons why Red Nose Day sucks.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 13 March 2003 comments

TV UK, 13 March

The American cop show is much better than the White House at asserting global hegemony.

Patrick West Thursday 13 March 2003 comments

Mother tongue, brown nose

The English like Bill Bryson because he reassures us that our mighty offspring is still in awe of its senile old mother.

Ray Crowley Thursday 13 March 2003 comments

Sues you, sir!

Litigious Britain gets sillier.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 14 March 2003 comments

Whose Ireland is it anyway?

Another St Patrick's Day of tacky celebrations confirms that Ireland is now not so much a state, as a state of mind.

Mick Hume Monday 17 March 2003 comments

Britain: trembling before its buns

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 18 March 2003 comments

Nameless, blameless, shameless

'Not in my name' means ditching democracy in exchange for victim status. We might as well die-in now.

Mick Hume Tuesday 18 March 2003 comments

Iraqi crisis: childish stunts that are deadly serious

The build-up to war has all the hallmarks of silly, pointless student politics - with very high stakes.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 19 March 2003 comments

Homing in on terrorism

The pro-war lobby is trying to scare us into supporting the attack on Iraq.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 20 March 2003 comments

TV UK, 20 March

Women giggling at male strippers are hardly discovering their dark side.

Josie Appleton Thursday 20 March 2003 comments

Together, alone

As the bombs fall, where does Britain's Muslim community stand?

Aidan Campbell Thursday 20 March 2003 comments

La vida de Frida

In Frida, Kahlo shows more than her scars.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 20 March 2003 comments

Offside, 20 March

'Spitter' Diouf did well to disrupt the mawkish love-in between Liverpool and Celtic fans.

Patrick West Thursday 20 March 2003 comments

House (and garden) of horror

Must the UK government really 'take gardening safety more seriously'?

Brendan O’Neill Friday 21 March 2003 comments

A hollow war

Brendan O'Neill

Jennie Bristow Friday 21 March 2003 comments

Hiding behind the children

The anti-war movement is using school students as a human shield, so that grown-ups don't have to take a lead.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 24 March 2003 comments

Making a mess

Has the military campaign gone horribly wrong?

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 March 2003 comments

The road to Basra

How did Basra go from being a potential 'showcase' for coalition war aims to a thorn in the coalition's side?

Josie Appleton Tuesday 25 March 2003 comments

Prey to their own propaganda

Coalition forces' defensiveness about civilian casualties could backfire.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 26 March 2003 comments

Flagging support

Why Americans and Britons are more comfortable laying flowers than flying flags.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 26 March 2003 comments

Personal loss

Soldiers killed in action are now seen more as lost sons and fathers than as fallen heroes.

Norman Lewis Wednesday 26 March 2003 comments

Trusting technology

Regulating IT to make it more ‘trusted’ confuses computers with people.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 26 March 2003 comments

How did we get from 9/11 to here?

From bin Laden to Saddam, Afghanistan to Iraq - homegrown problems have been exported abroad.

Patrick West Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Marching orders

Some tips for the anti-war movement: give the celebrities a boot; send 'the kids' back to class; no more poetry.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

TV UK, 27 March

The Willing may have preferred an entirely audiovisual shock-and-awe blockbuster, but life isn't like that.

Ray Crowley Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Eco-war

Animal rights campaigners complain about the US navy's use of sea lions to find mines.

Kieren McCarthy Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

The great lost Aussie pop star

It's time for Kym Valentine to follow her neighbours out of Erinsborough and squeeze into some Top of the Pops hot-pants.

Alan Miller Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Inter-railing

It's not just Britain where trains get stuck in their tracks.

James Heartfield Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Rethinking Human Rights

A new book on the human rights agenda casts light on events in Iraq.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Strange embedded-fellows

What happens when you send reporters in with the troops?

James Heartfield Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

That uprising

The wishes of the people of Basra are buried under the myth-making of others.

Austin Williams Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Steaming ahead

On its fortieth anniversary, the Beeching Report looks positively progressive compared to today's transport policy.

Allison Felus Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

I’d like to thank the Academy…

...for the best Oscar night in years. But please leave Michael Moore, Jennifer Lopez and Barbara Streisand at home next year.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 27 March 2003 comments

Offside, 27 March

The misery of family fun day at Selhurst Park.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 28 March 2003 comments

The wishful and the willing

America is clinging to its 'coalition' as a comfort blanket in a cold world.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 31 March 2003 comments

Propaganda defensive

The coalition's campaign looks like a war in search of a war aim.

Mick Hume Monday 31 March 2003 comments

War heroes or hapless victims?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Helen Searls Monday 31 March 2003 comments

Looking on the dark side

An Englishwoman reports from Washington on the US capital's demoralisation.