spiked’s prediction that this was not ‘the worst environmental disaster’ in US history has been proven right.
The Westerners campaigning to preserve tribes such as India’s Jarawa are driven by anti-modern misanthropy.
Some are comparing Wikileaks’ 92,000 Afghan documents to the internal US study of Vietnam leaked in 1971. But the differences are striking.
In the wake of the NYT revelations, a genetics expert tells spiked that it’s foolish to cry over cloned cows’ milk.
The Lib-Cons ‘energy policy’ is to encourage people to use less of it rather than to generate more of it.
The PM’s Israel-upsetting, Pakistan-isolating world tour shows that celebrity-style badmouthing has taken the place of diplomatic nicety.
It’s almost blasphemy to say this, but it needs to be said: Britain’s gun laws should be massively relaxed.
The supermodel’s call for a law forcing mums to breastfeed takes ‘militant lactivism’ to its crazy conclusion.
The decree that all future debate about The Spirit Level should take place in peer-reviewed journals highlights a new censorious dynamic.
The engineers who design Google's services see humans as little more than nodes between which information passes.
Why are we perturbed when a picture of our house appears on Google Maps but not when we’re filmed by state CCTV?
The spat over how officialdom should refer to plump people overlooks the fact that it should be none of its business how much we weigh.
At last, a serious documentary puts those funny Frenchmen loathed by British schoolboys in historic perspective.
Why did the 24-year-old footballer’s normal night out become the focus for so much handwringing and bile?
The cynical hauling of Naomi Campbell into The Hague shows that it is the powers-that-be, not the little people, who are most in thrall to celebs.
A remake of The A-Team, with catchphrases and mad action scenes, was bound to be rubbish, right? Wrong.
Dangerous dogs are back in the news, and as always it’s their allegedly dangerous owners who are being demonised.
Of course the dismantling of the ‘database state’ should be welcomed, but it’s naive to believe that a new era of freedom will automatically follow.
The children’s charity wants to ‘fast track’ court cases that could result in the removal of a child from its family. No way.
The redefinition of smoking in cars as ‘child abuse’ is about guilt-tripping parents into changing their behaviour.
The defence of free school milk springs from a view that only the state, not parents, can be trusted to feed kids properly.
Frank Field’s proposal to have a GCSE in parenting would denigrate both what it means to be a parent and the purpose of education.
Driven by a snooty desire to avoid engaging with the public, the pro-gay marriage campaign has only isolated itself further.
The most bizarre idea to emerge from the star-studded Sierra Leone trial is that Mia Farrow is a true warrior for justice.
Daniel Ben-Ami is not convinced by the outbreak of workers’ solidarity in The Economist, the FT and amongst writers normally so fond of austerity.
Flight is one of man’s greatest achievements. Let’s challenge the greens and officials who want to snuff it out.
The banning of a police ad on the dangers of terrorism exposes the schizophrenia of Britain’s ‘war on terror’.
Sudden mood swings in the debate on recoveries and double-dip recessions are symptoms of a more profound economic and political malaise.
Commentators are outraged that China might buy Liverpool, but fans don’t care so long as Beijing shows us the money.
A new Simon Amstell sitcom starring Simon Amstell as ‘Simon Amstell’ is self-indulgently unfunny.
A combination of official snooping and our own self-revelation has left privacy battered and bruised. Wolfgang Sofsky wants to rescue it.
A former diamond-digger in the Congo explains how the ‘blood diamonds’ scare has made life tougher for Africans.
The idea that Western consumers can prevent African wars by saying no to ‘blood diamonds’ is pure self-flattery.
Before you fall for the scare about antibiotic-resistant plagues, just consider how insanely wrong the authorities were about swine flu.
The Lib-Cons are finally realising that green rhetoric is all well and good, but it doesn’t keep the lights on.
Top-down tinkering with Enid Blyton’s books implies children can’t cope with difficult and offensive words. But they can.
It’s hard to know who’s worse in the NYC mosque debate: the opportunistic, anti-Muslim right or the Muslim-loving, masses-fearing liberals.
A recent graduate slams his peers for their constant whining about how the baby boomers ruined their lives.
By celebrating Gallic daring and flashing back to anti-Semitism, Gainsbourg captures France’s identity crisis.
How the 1971 UCS ‘work-in’, led by the recently deceased firebrand, helped to pave the way for today’s all-in-it-together response to the crisis.
How the deluge in Asia was turned into an opportunity for Western preening and political oneupmanship.
Experts should know better than to claim that great apes can communicate in a similar way to human beings.
It is mad to claim, as the deputy PM does, that poor parenting is more important than poverty in screwing up children’s life chances.
The idea that David Kelly was murdered is as baseless as the idea that Bush crashed planes into the Twin Towers. So why is it so respectable?
Where else could you get a minute’s religious devotion and a show in which contestants cook their own takeaways?
Now that soccer in America has got bags of money and bountiful supplies of young talent, can world domination be far behind?
Yes, getting misty-eyed over the old Stasi state seems mad - but others in the West also have a hankering for long-gone pasts.
Yes it’s a problem that society is obsessed with celebs’ private lives, but that won’t be fixed by issuing superinjunctions.
ESSAY: Western leaders and human rights groups are now slating Paul Kagame’s authoritarianism. Yet they nurtured and facilitated it for years.
Julia Gillard is right that Australia should ditch the monarchy. But it should do it now, not when the queen dies.
Guy Rundle reports on how Australian Labor, cut off from its social roots, is now little more than a husk.
The political quake in Australia echoes what is also occurring in Britain and across Europe: the final demise of social democracy.
Why did media outlets campaign for Joanna Lumley to be PM but laugh at Wyclef’s desire to be president?
If you’re going to university simply to improve your CV or ‘find yourself’, maybe it’s time for a rethink.
Contrary to the imaginings of both critics and fans, the hundred-day-old Lib-Con coalition is neither falling apart nor leading a revolution.
A blend of Miss World and Mastermind, the Rose of Tralee’s appeal defies the snobbery of the Dublin 4 set.
With anarchists and prostitutes among their smoking and drinking fans, FC St Pauli are the punk rockers of footie.
Everyone from anti-terror crusaders to end-of-the-world greens is exploiting the Pakistani floods to revive their own flagging careers.
Two Billion Cars, like many modern green tracts, mixes demands for restraint with celebrations of techno-solutions to the problems we face. And as always, the restraint wins out.
The Politics of Genocide, an unflinching attack on Western meddling in foreign affairs, challenges the idea that external intervention can be a force for good.
Still raucous, hedonistic and bullshit-intolerant, Kitchen Confidential author and celeb chef Anthony Bourdain serves up more scrumptious food stories in Medium Raw.
A Guardian journalist’s ranting about the ‘neglect, greed and human filth’ of modern China shows that new prejudices about a Green Peril have replaced old fears of the ‘Yellow Peril’.
The trouble with Lord Mandelson’s autobiography is that the thing he tries to paint as tragedy – the thwarting of his and Tony’s big plans – is enjoyed by most sane people as comedy.
In this entertaining book, James Shapiro shows that the rush to discover who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays is underpinned by modern prejudices rather than historic fact.
Maybe – if they practised for about 10,000 hours. An Olympic sportsman turned award-winning sports writer argues that the idea of natural talent is overrated.
In a sparkling, erudite polemic, Helene Guldberg demolishes the idea that apes are just like humans, and puts the case for rescuing, and celebrating, the story of our uniqueness.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck, New Orleans now finds itself drowning under a deluge of liberal pity.
The idea that the molestation charges against Julian Assange were a dirty tricks campaign looks like pure political fantasy.
Labour should be charged under the Trade Descriptions Act for describing this spat between flat-packed oligarchs as a ‘leadership contest’.