September 2004

Josie Appleton Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

Hands-off care for kids

New research reveals the 'ludicrous ways' in which childcare professionals now avoid touching the young children they look after.

Alex Gourevitch Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

State of emergency

US liberals are trying to out-bid Republicans in the security stakes.

James Heartfield Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

Zombie anti-imperialists vs the ‘Empire’

Today's anti-war movement is motivated more by romanticism than a serious critique of imperialism.

David Chandler Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

Going global: the politics of another planet

Are the ‘new global movements’ advancing a radical agenda - or just retreating from politics?

Sandy Starr Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

Whose election is it anyway?

Websites encouraging 'global participation' in America's presidential election don’t know the meaning of democracy.

Alan Daniels Wednesday 1 September 2004 comments

Conventional protests

The street theatre opposing New York’s Republican Convention lacks a punchline.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 3 September 2004 comments

Who’s afraid of Moqtada al-Sadr?

The Iraqi Shia cleric who only looks strong in contrast to the coalition.

Dolan Cummings Friday 3 September 2004 comments

TV UK, 3 September

Getting inside The Hamburg Cell.

Mick Hume Friday 3 September 2004 comments

One lesson of the Russian school siege

Terrorism's real targets are our greatest fears.

Neil Davenport Friday 3 September 2004 comments

Sing and tell

The Libertines are more like reality TV celebs than old-school rock stars.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 3 September 2004 comments

Offside, 3 September

Forget Britain's golds - China was the big story of the Olympic medal table.

Jonny Thakkar Friday 3 September 2004 comments

Chirac v Sarkozy

The title fight between the French president and his young finance minister is personal, not political.

Helene Guldberg Friday 3 September 2004 comments

Taking the debate to Europe

spiked interrogates the precautionary principle at the first Euroscience Open Forum in Stockholm.

Helen Searls Friday 3 September 2004 comments

US election: a two-donkey race

Why Bush and Kerry remain neck-and-neck.

Mick Hume Monday 6 September 2004 comments

Who gives a fox about hunting now?

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on how the vacuous hunting debate sums up British politics.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 8 September 2004 comments

Beslan: the real international connection

Western intervention helped to create the new ruthless cross-border terrorism.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 8 September 2004 comments

Animal activists: martyrdom for mice?

How a rag-bag of misanthropes can present themselves as modernday Nelson Mandelas.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 8 September 2004 comments

Commercial brake

You need a PhD in gender studies to understand Ofcom’s decisions to ban – or not ban - adverts.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 8 September 2004 comments

Being seen to be green

Ethical consumerism is more a personal statement than a bid to save the planet.

Tana Dineen Wednesday 8 September 2004 comments

Marriage isn’t a mental health issue

The American Psychological Association should stay out of the debate about gay marriage.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 9 September 2004 comments

Dude, where’s my party?

The real story of the Republican convention is the disorientation of America's ruling party.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Thursday 9 September 2004 comments

Anti-vaccination nation?

An injection of perspective into the debates about vaccines, past and present.

Jonny Thakkar Thursday 9 September 2004 comments

Debating the Republic

France may be in decline, but at least it's talking about it.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 9 September 2004 comments

TV UK, 9 September

NY-LON: 'groundbreaking drama', flat writing.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Thursday 9 September 2004 comments

Anti-vaccination nation?

An injection of perspective into the debates about vaccines, past and present.

Chris Gilligan Friday 10 September 2004 comments

Exporting vulnerability

The army of trauma counsellors marching on Beslan could do more harm than good.

Rob Lyons Friday 10 September 2004 comments

Offside, 10 September

The big match: self-important footballers vs self-righteous reporters.

Josie Appleton Monday 13 September 2004 comments

Generation whatever

Today's twentysomethings would only fight a war if they felt like it, and if it fitted in with their career plans.

Mick Hume Monday 13 September 2004 comments

Reality Terrorvision hits its target

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

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 14 September 2004 comments

Bashing the McMasses

The real target of the anti-McDonald's film Super Size Me is the people who eat there.

Mick Hume Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Hunting clash: the illiberal in pursuit of the unsanitised

The vitriol poured on the pro-hunting protesters reveals the limits of tolerance in our 'inclusive' society.

Helene Guldberg Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Greener than thou

Blair and Howard have turned the climate change debate into a game of environmental one-upmanship.

Stuart Simpson Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Adecco: the Enron that never was

Mistrustful regulators are picking holes in healthy companies.

Sabine Reul Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Germany’s self-hating conservatives

Anti-modernism is gaining ground among the German right.

Martyn Perks Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Disabling innovation

Setting legal standards for making websites 'accessible' to all won't help web designers, or users.

Jamie Douglass Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Measure for measure

The UK government uses legless stats to try to warn us off the demon drink.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Choose death

A Bill being debated in the UK parliament would tell the terminally ill that they're better off dead.

Rob Lyons Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

Offside, 16 September

Referees may be 'bastards in black', but they're useful bastards.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 16 September 2004 comments

TV UK, 16 September

Big Oil: not every interesting issue is a human-interest story.

Ken McLaughlin Friday 17 September 2004 comments

Mental until proven innocent

The UK government is planning the introduction of indefinite detention on a psychiatrist's say-so.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Tuesday 21 September 2004 comments

MMR: ‘A reparation, of sorts’

Lancet editor Richard Horton's new book on the MMR debacle doesn't explain why he published Andrew Wakefield's flawed research in the first place.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 22 September 2004 comments

Down with 21st century philistinism

Frank Furedi explains why his latest book calls for a new Culture War.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Wednesday 22 September 2004 comments

MMR: ‘A reparation, of sorts’

Lancet editor Richard Horton's new book on the MMR debacle doesn't explain why he published Andrew Wakefield's flawed research in the first place.

Mick Hume Wednesday 22 September 2004 comments

It’s almost enough to make me an animal loather

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the tyranny of anthropomorphism.

Andrew Calcutt Wednesday 22 September 2004 comments

How real were the Ramones?

Were the late Johnny and co really as dumb and brutish as they appeared?

Jamie Douglass Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Skool daze

Teachers should be testing pupils' minds, not the dope residues in their blood.

Mick Hume Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Pseudo-protesters need to get real

Today's stunts are staged as an alternative to engaging in political debate.

Josie Appleton Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

The return of ‘statuemania’

The British elite is promoting public art in an attempt to plug the hole in public life.

Helen Searls Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Who’s afraid of Nader?

Instead of trying to win votes, the Democrats are trying to stop Ralph Nader from stealing them.

Austin Williams Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

‘I hate driving in my car’

Londoners are being asked to sign a pledge against the four-wheeled demon.

Wendy Earle Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Lost in cyberspace?

A new survey suggests that kids are pretty savvy when it comes to dealing with the perils of the web.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Offside, 23 September

Goodbye to Old Big 'Ead.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

TV UK, 23 September

Reality TV savaged by Grumpy Old Man.

Jamie Douglass Thursday 23 September 2004 comments

Risky business

Report on the spiked-seminar.

Dolan Cummings Friday 24 September 2004 comments

Auntie gets emotional

Soap opera meets reality TV in proposals for making over Panorama, the BBC's flagship current affairs programme.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 24 September 2004 comments

Behind the hostage crisis

How the Iraqi kidnappers captured Britain's attention.

Bill Durodie Friday 24 September 2004 comments

Hunters in the House

There's little point securing institutions from the outside, if they have failed to win the loyalty of those on the inside.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 27 September 2004 comments

The sickness at the heart of modern healthcare

Two new books take the temperature of the NHS.

Mick Hume Monday 27 September 2004 comments

Censorship in drag is still censorship

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the homophobia-phobics who banned reggae singer Buju Banton.

Michael Gard Wednesday 29 September 2004 comments

Mashing the ‘couch potato’ myth

The claim that playing computer games is making kids fat is thin on evidence.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 29 September 2004 comments

The end of the web as we know it?

Rumours about the collapse of the internet are greatly exaggerated.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 29 September 2004 comments

Playing the part of a party

Theatrics at the Labour conference.