Twenty-five years after the influential politician’s death, the Swedish left is gripped by crisis and nostalgia.
The radical activists calling on David Cameron to ‘be more ethical’ in the Arab world have learnt nothing from history.
This is not a return of class war to America. It’s a clash between nervous-nellie Republicans and trade unions that can only play the victim card.
ESSAY: State education has consistently encouraged working-class children to accept their lot in life.
Calling on the Advertising Standards Authority to regulate political debate is both bizarre and illiberal.
Never mind the pro- and anti-AV lobbies and their less-than-inspiring debates – here is why all democrats should reject the alternative vote.
A foreign correspondent recalls the whiff of falafel and evil that surrounded the Burberry-adorned brute in 1980s Libya.
It is not the role of the state to prevent people from having operations on the basis of their lifestyles.
Yes, Ireland’s party of government was booted out, but the election was far from ‘truly historic’.
Ann Furedi says Philadelphia’s ‘Baby Butcher’ scandal shows exactly why we need a principled defence of abortion – as late as necessary.
As Italy approaches its 150th birthday, Verdi’s ability to stir nationalist sentiment has apparently become problematic.
Footie snobs bleating on about Barcelona’s stylishness should remember there are no points for artistic merit.
Schools don’t need ex-soldiers or St Jamie Oliver – they just need teachers confident in their own authority.
Meaner, cruder, more strident and possessed of celebrity clout – the modern anti-vaccine lobby has learnt how to make a splash
A Coalition of the Concerned is determined that those who enjoy a drink should join smokers as modern outcasts.
A key military centenary should explode the myth that Libya is a mess simply because Gaddafi is mad.
Not the Libyan rebels, and not really the rattled Western leaders either. Liberal interventionists remain the last cheerleaders for imperialism.
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On spiked’s 10th birthday, editor Brendan O’Neill explains why we plan to keep on fighting our war of words against illiberalism and misanthropy.
It is not that surprising that Wikileaks should attract anti-Semites: both share a conspiratorial world view.
The candle-lit world of Earth Hour is a decadent celebration of an era that we ought to be glad we’ve left behind.
Kicking off a new series of essays, Frank Furedi says the deification of leakers and whistleblowers is bad for democracy, debate and private life.
As the reaction to the recent Old Firm game shows, bashing fans is easier for politicians than solving Scotland’s real problems.
As Arabs confront the problem of state authority, British protesters see the state as the only agent of change.
The Lib-Cons’ restrictions on cigarette displays in shops shows how little they think of us — and of freedom.
The effective banning of UK humanist adverts that dared to mention the G-word confirms that protecting hurt feelings now trumps free speech.
With Messi, Iniesta and Xavi in their ranks, Barcelona may play heavenly football but they’re no angels
A few years ago Niall Ferguson thought Islam would bring about the end of the West. Now he’s scared of China.
Yet another anti-consumerist tract slams people’s obsession with stuff – overlooking the fact that this so-called stuff has improved our lives hugely.
Left-wing groups now cheering on the state as it restricts the freedom of an EDL member could well be next.
Despite the scaremongering of the media and green groups, the real lesson of Fukushima is that nuclear power is safe.
Forget the Hollywood-style finger-pointing about human ‘arrogance’ and ‘powerlessness’ – we can overcome and learn from the worst disasters.
The ICC metes out ‘justice’ to poor countries while denying them any say in their own affairs.
With increasing evidence that a big belly probably won’t lead to an early death, it’s time to call a ceasefire.
Those looking to the West to intervene against Gaddafi degrade the name of internationalism and deny Libyans the right to control their fate.
A Finnish journalist warns Brits against demanding an electoral system that has performed so miserably in Finland.
The hypocrisy of the demands for intervention in Libya is exposed by the near-silence over the crackdown in Bahrain.
Alarmist talk of a nuclear crisis in Japan reveals just how fearful modern society has become.
UK anti-terror laws threaten anyone who possesses the works of the IRA or al-Qaeda – even for the purposes of study.
The draft Defamation Bill still leaves too much power in the hands of judges to decide what can be published.
A Stockholm gym owner said to be offering kids ‘strip aerobics’ classes tells spiked that it’s her accusers who have dodgy ideas.
No matter how hard it is on the heart, we need to defend freedom of expression for ‘emotional terrorists’ too.
Why on earth should a fictional detective drama set in a made-up English village have to reflect multicultural Britain?
As the wheels come off again at Arsenal, it’s time Wenger stopped blaming everything else for his team’s shortcomings.
Sean Collins reports from New York on how the UN’s green light for military action may wreck any hope of freedom for the people of Libya.
This Iraq War thriller is really a simplistic revenge fantasy for a frustrated and impotent anti-war movement.
The popular opposition to rising tuition fees and education cuts is hamstrung by a lack of clear purpose.
The bombings confirm that there is now an utter disconnect between the West’s geopolitical interests and its geopolitical behaviour.
We’re living longer. So why do campaigners and public-health workers keep trying to scare us to death?
While race-relations experts fret about managing people, young people are embracing ‘superdiversity’.
Normally when governments launch a war they ask: ‘What's Plan B?’ In relation to Libya they're asking, ‘What’s Plan A?’
Cynics and half-hearted critics are no match for the half-cocked war on Libya. Time to invoke the principle of anti-intervention.
Innocent snacks in the workplace could fall victim to the Lib-Cons’ outsourcing of moral busybodiness.
Recently released photos from Afghanistan show soldiers trying to give perverted purpose to a purposeless war.
The old temperance movement was made up of working men who promoted self-control. Today booze-bashing is the preserve of a killjoy elite.
Sophie Knight reports from Tokyo on how the foreign press seems more interested in scare stories than reporting reality.
You could eat Japan's so-called ‘radioactive spinach’ for a whole year and it still wouldn’t cause you much harm.
Never mind the people in Japan — for fearful Germans, every natural disaster is now ‘all about us’.
Anti-nuclear activists’ exploitation of the instability at Fukshima is a historic low point - even for them.
The earthquake confirms that a pre‑Enlightenment urge to blame human greed for natural disasters is making a comeback.
Even fictional, homicide-plagued English rural counties cannot escape multicultural social engineering.
This week's Big Debate only demonstrates how the run-up to an England match is the most tedious period in sport.
In the run-up to a speech in London, author Roy Richard Grinker challenges the idea that there's an autism ‘epidemic’ spread by ‘malign forces’.
Its assault on Libya confirms that France is a belligerent nation that loves meddling in other states’ affairs.
How did we reach a situation where newspaper columnists can be investigated by the cops for being offensive?
The opposition to the census confirms what ‘liberty’ has been reduced to: a narcissistic desire to separate oneself from society.
The mad rage against the throwaway ditty ‘Friday’ speaks to a society that can’t just let kids be kids.
Obsessed with the idea of a nuclear meltdown, the doom mongerers are blind to the reality at Fukushima.
The clashes at Saturday’s protests against public spending cuts were neither an orgy of political violence nor a riot of police brutality.
For all their talk of innovation, the Lib-Cons are more concerned with pinching pennies than investing.
In his address to the nation, Obama cynically elevated the moral imperative over 'nasty' political criticisms.
The pro-alternative vote lobby is right that AV would help to kill off political extremism - and that is precisely why we should oppose it.
A new Twitter-based sitcom will need more than an aged William Shatner spouting s*** to sustain a whole series.
A cricketer fessing up to depression is not an ‘heroic achievement’; it’s an indication that he’s ill.
Criminalising a Swede for collecting images of childlike cartoon figures confuses a victimless hobby with an act of child abuse.
No more terrible fate can befall nations like Libya than to become objects of Western liberal pity.