August 2004

Frank Furedi Tuesday 3 August 2004 comments

The Sixties myth

Tony Blair is the latest in a long line to scapegoat the 1960s for the Western elites' own problems.

Phil Mullan Tuesday 3 August 2004 comments

Education - it’s not for the economy, stupid!

Those who believe that education drives economic growth need some lessons in reality.

Josie Appleton Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

Self-harm: cut it out

The UK medical authorities are sending the message that young people hurting themselves is an acceptable lifestyle choice.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

On terrorism and cynicism

Officials worry that we aren't taking their terror warnings seriously - but what do they expect?

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

JK Galbraith goes mainstream

The old man of economics is the forefather of contemporary anti-capitalism.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

Sign up Private Lynndie for Big Brother

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the end of BB and the start of the Abu Ghraib trial.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

The ‘Me Too, But Better’ candidate

Kerry is trying to beat Bush at his own sorry game.

James Panton Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

Can’t read, won’t read

'Dyslexia' is becoming a catch-all excuse for poor work.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

TV UK, 5 August

The Shield shows that good drama takes time.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

Offside, 5 August

We need an FA chief who doesn’t give a damn about private morals.

Josie Appleton Thursday 5 August 2004 comments

The writing on the wall

A statue of Justice-in-suspenders is the latest act of adolescent rebellion from London's guerrilla graffiti artist.

Neil Davenport Friday 6 August 2004 comments

A ‘Stepford wife’ of a remake

Frank Oz's new version of the 70s feminist-thriller flick is a lobotomised clone.

Liz Frayn Friday 6 August 2004 comments

Who’s feminising medicine?

Rising numbers of female doctors are not to blame for problems of leadership and commitment in the medical profession.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 10 August 2004 comments

Three cheers for the five-in-one jab

The arguments against the new combined vaccine build supposition on to superstition.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 11 August 2004 comments

Islam on the brain

Concerns over the 'Muslim threat' and Islamophobia are both symptoms of British insecurity.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 11 August 2004 comments

The strange death of social aspiration

Today's popular culture looks down on those who want to move up in the world.

Alan Hudson Wednesday 11 August 2004 comments

No substitute for knowing your stuff

Pursuit of knowledge should be at the cutting edge of education.

Scott Campbell Wednesday 11 August 2004 comments

A genetically modified survey

The UK government consultation on GM food took an unscientific approach to gauging public opinion.

Timandra Harkness Friday 13 August 2004 comments

Will we ever have lift off?

Britain is going into space with the mentality of a thrifty shopkeeper.

Philip Stott Friday 13 August 2004 comments

Worlds apart

Between the myth of global warming and the complex science of climate change.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 13 August 2004 comments

Offside, 13 August

The Football League's lick of paint doesn't hide the cracks.

Josie Appleton Friday 13 August 2004 comments

Colombian quagmire

The hidden front in America's 'war on terror' is turning dirty.

Mick Hume Friday 13 August 2004 comments

No to moral imperialism - and moral defeatism

Many of those opposed to the war in Iraq have drawn entirely wrong conclusions from the debacle.

Dolan Cummings Friday 13 August 2004 comments

TV UK, 13 August

Getting into the anti-Olympic spirit.

Mick Hume Friday 13 August 2004 comments

Life may not be a lottery, but the Lotto definitely is

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times London, on rapist Iorworth Hoare and his £7million lotto ticket.

Mick Hume Monday 16 August 2004 comments

Why I’m anti-intervention, but not anti-war

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 17 August 2004 comments

‘Extreme weather? It’s the norm’

From hurricanes in Florida to flash floods in Cornwall, has the weather gone mad? In fact, says expert Mark Saunders, there's always something 'freakish' happening somewhere.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 18 August 2004 comments

An ‘A’ for self-esteem

The annual row over exam results fails to address the problem.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 18 August 2004 comments

Chavez: the man and the myth

The Venezuelan president is not the revolutionary his Western admirers imagine him to be.

Helene Guldberg Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Pre-emptive policing

The UK government has no business tracking the children of criminals.

Alan Hudson Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Citius, altius, fortius

Ignore the cynics - the Olympic Games still allow us to glimpse greatness.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Weapons of Minimum Destruction

An American terror expert has a radical theory as to why nobody is using chemical and biological weapons: they aren't much use for killing masses of people.

Josie Appleton Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Slices of life

New technologies that allow people to record the minutiae of their daily lives are a mixed blessing.

Munira Mirza Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

How ‘diversity’ breeds division

The more the authorities talk about racism, the more they racialise everyday life.

Joe Kaplinsky Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Inflating the oil crisis

What's behind the hike in prices?

Jonny Thakkar Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Is that your final answer?

Why are more Oxford students postponing their Finals?

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 19 August 2004 comments

Offside, 19 August

Time to blow the whistle on Match of the Day.

Rob Lyons Friday 20 August 2004 comments

TV UK, 20 August

Anti-Americanism is consigning shows like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under to the graveyard slot.

Mick Hume Monday 23 August 2004 comments

Let the real Games begin

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why track-and-field is all that matters at the Olympics.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 August 2004 comments

Twenty-first century Antigones?

How the grief of those who lost loved ones in Iraq is being cynically exploited.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 24 August 2004 comments

The white knight of Darfur

Jack Straw's visit to Khartoum is good news for him, but not for the people of Sudan.

Penny Lewis Tuesday 24 August 2004 comments

Building society

In the battle between 'iconic' and 'inclusive' architecture, both sides have ideological designs on the public.

Jonny Thakkar Tuesday 24 August 2004 comments

Reclaiming innovation

Report on the spiked-seminar.

Emma Lawrence and Maxine Patel Tuesday 24 August 2004 comments

Putting Big Brother to the test

TV theorists say BB is more than mere entertainment - so why didn't it have to conform to the strict ethical guidelines for experiments on humans, ask two pyschologists?

David Wainwright Wednesday 25 August 2004 comments

Sharing Paula’s pain

Why Radcliffe's marathon breakdown won more headlines than Kelly Holmes' Olympic victory.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 25 August 2004 comments

Brands: don’t buy the hype

Both corporations and their critics are so obsessed with brands that they ignore the real worlds of work and politics.

David Lee Wednesday 25 August 2004 comments

Why the Marbles must stay

Only by visiting the British Museum will you discover why the Parthenon Marbles belong there.

George Blecher Wednesday 25 August 2004 comments

Wide-angle reporting

A New York journalist looks enviously at European coverage of the Iraq war.

Tessa Mayes Wednesday 25 August 2004 comments

Emotional news in the Control Room

A British journalist thinks Al-Jazeera has more in common with Western news channels than its critics like to admit.

Neil Davenport Friday 27 August 2004 comments

Fool’s gold standard

An A-level examiner on how the content, criteria and assessment methods of today's A-levels sell students short.

Josie Appleton Friday 27 August 2004 comments

It’s PC gone mainstream!

Michael Howard's attack on 'PC gone mad' misses the point: the Tory Party is now as politically correct as every other British institution.

Rob Lyons Friday 27 August 2004 comments

TV UK, 27 August

There have been enough August TV repeats to wear the tapes out.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 27 August 2004 comments

Offside, 27 August

'Bottle' is the elusive quality that separates Olympic champions from the rest.

Mick Hume Tuesday 31 August 2004 comments

Shocking solution to congestion: build more roads

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Britain's anti-travel transport policy.