The popular British boxer, who died on Sunday, was an icon for an era in sport — and society — that’s long since gone.
Friday’s shindig revealed the extent to which the isolated monarchy has thrown its lot in with celebrity culture.
There’s way too much opportunism in the debate on AV, says Frank Furedi: here are the real reasons you should say ‘No’ on Thursday.
The elitist and managerial pro-AV campaign gives a glimpse of what all of politics would be like under AV.
The anti-AV lobby has done itself no favours by depicting the electorate as dumb and easily befuddled.
Why the shooting of a sickly has-been jihadist was turned into a momentous and historic occasion on a par with VJ Day.
As science writer Matt Ridley describes in a new report, we have a new, abundant source of cheap energy. What’s not to like?
Whether he was droning on about climate change or consumption, OBL’s ‘ideas’ were born and bred in the West.
An Israeli advocate of freedom of movement says the Gaza debate is distorted by flotilla crews and Israeli officials.
The anti-choice lobby’s obsession with abortions for fetal abnormality reveals its vindictive use and abuse of statistics.
National anthems are generally tedious, jingoistic dirges - but they come alive when we watch sporting events we actually care about.
Barcelona’s handbaggery, theatrics and glorious goals in El Clásico showed that football has FA to do with morality.
BBC1’s Exile showed that British dramatists, if they put their minds to it, can create world-class telly like The Wire.
The chattering classes’ ‘uncomfortable feeling’ with the killing of bin Laden is underpinned more by moral cowardice than political principle.
The transformation of St Nick into Nasty Nick reveals some rather nasty traits amongst the cultural elite.
The pro-AV lobby’s excuses for why people said No in the referendum expose its snobbish intolerance.
Despite the crushing of the Alternative Vote in the referendum, the UK elections confirmed the strength of the anti-political trends AV embodies.
The author of The Illusion of Freedom: Scotland Under Nationalism traces the rise and rise of the SNP.
The SNP’s historic win reveals disillusionment with the other parties, not a desire for Scottish independence.
Yes, society’s obsession with people’s private peccadilloes and antics is a problem – but it won’t be fixed through illiberal injunctions.
A new left-wing group defending the right to protest needs to defend the right of those they disagree with, too.
Who needs the ECHR to censor what we talk about when we’ve got our own injunction-happy High Court doing it anyway?
Trendy leftists and far-right activists disagree on many things, but they have one conviction in common: supermarkets are evil.
Apparently our unwillingness to live in cramped, low-energy homes reveals our psychological flaws.
Beneath the apparent unity during a week of remembrance there lie deep divisions in Israeli society.
The chattering-class consensus that it was illegal for America to bump off bin Laden is not as radical as some people think.
Inspired by The Only Way Is Essex, but with none of its charm, E4’s new posho docusoap fails to entertain.
Thanks to Twitter, footballers and fans are finally getting up close and occasionally personal. But how long will it last?
More and more scientists fancy themselves as gods, with a duty to enlighten those who are ‘deluded to the point of perversity’.
In the comedy alien invasion movie Attack the Block the real aliens are the hooded human yoof.
The Italian government has prioritised risk-avoidance and short-term political survival over acute energy needs.
The European oligarchy’s failure to include Christmas in a diary for schoolkids sums up their separation from the demos.
The British queen’s visit has attracted little opposition because Ireland’s new oppressors reside in Brussels, not London.
The UK economy is in big trouble, but Saturday's pro-cuts demo in London largely missed the point.
As the post-defeat outpourings from Yes campaigners reveal, the 2011 referendum was an entirely elite concoction.
Cameron has been slated for his foray into the Madeleine McCann case, but he's not the only politician who sees opportunity in bereavement.
The protests against an apparent culture of violence towards women end up celebrating victimhood.
Legal principles have been ditched in a bid to sustain the Holocaust as an ever-present moral imperative for today.
Campus bans on misogynist speech don't advance equality; they assume that women are just too weak to speak back.
France’s attempts to defend the idea of the Republic through an illiberal ban on Islamic headscarves has backfired.
The current debate over the law on rape rehabilitates the Victorian view of women as helpless victims.
That one French statesman has been charged with sexual assault is no reason to attack the civilised distinction between public and private affairs.
BBC2’s subtle documentary strand on human relationships was a welcome relief from this week’s sleazy headlines.
The only thing more enjoyable for a football fan than the failure of rivals is the chance to rub their noses in it.
Palestinians, once the inspiration for Arabs and the pawns of dictatorial regimes, now look to democracy protestors elsewhere.
The alternatives to the mythical creed of ‘neo-liberalism’ offered by David Harvey and other radical authors sound far, far worse.
The over-reaction to H1N1 influenza in 2009 was built on years of waiting for ‘the Big One’.
Lord Neuberger’s report on the superinjunctions affair is a reminder that the state doesn't trust us to judge what we read.
The EU is beset with problems, but it is so cut off from the electorate that it lacks the popular legitimacy to solve them.
The expanded definition of rape in recent years is causing discomfort for politicians, lawyers and jurors.
Gareth King reports from the colourful, often eccentric protests that have taken over Madrid’s main square.
The sit-in protests in Madrid and elsewhere are more a symbol of the problems of European radicalism than an offshoot of the Arab spring.
From bans on video games to drinks advertising, Australia has become the world’s number one nanny state.
Like two men clinging together in a storm, the US and UK’s ‘essential relationship’ is born of powerlessness.
It’s not the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has grounded flights in northern Europe, but an obsession with worst-case scenarios.
By investing in faster and cheaper transportation, we can truly realise the dream of a global village.
When Nobel laureates staged a mock eco-trial in Stockholm last week, they were really demanding to rule the world.
The row over a West Bank university reveals that it is not only settlers who believe in separating Palestinians from Jews.
The nature/nurture debate is as unhelpful as ever in solving the problem of raising children.
Adam Curtis’s new series is as visually engaging as ever, yet his arguments for once seem to fall short.
With smug United playing the equally smug Barca, it’s just a shame there can’t be two losers in the Champions League final.
Gary Becker’s argument that immigrants should pay £30,000 to enter Britain puts the free market ahead of free movement.
New film Planeat claims that a vegan lifestyle can save the world and our health. But where’s the beef?
The green critics of population control are just as misanthropic as their prophylactic-promoting opponents.
The response to the arrest of the former Bosnian Serb commander shows how some pine for the good v evil parable of their Balkan crusade.