The US government’s reclassification of R&D as a sexy investment, not an iffy expense, is foolish.
Modern terrorism is increasingly a pointless, bloody rage against the masses.
This online series set in a women’s prison has more bite than any comedy on the box.
The epidemic of gang violence in the UK only exists in the minds of politicians and pundits.
However much you hate GD, you should worry about the Greek state’s war on it.
The SNP’s extension of the franchise to 16-year-olds is a cynical move.
In today’s McUniversities, ‘graduate attributes’ are being used to create McStudents with no individuality.
The shutdown shows how lost and immature US rulers have become.
In trying to give a representative sweep of Australia's artistic evolution, some of the nation's true masterpieces are lost in the shuffle.
As BB obsessives mourn the loss of the Best Show on TV, David Bowden urges the nay-sayers to give it a try.
King’s sequel to his Seventies classic, The Shining, is plodding and pedestrian.
A rubbish new biopic confirms we no longer care about the ‘People’s Princess’.
Both fans and players should rip up football speech codes.
A new biopic explores the power of ideas and the courage required to challenge orthodoxy.
Students once embraced the freedom to be adults. Now they have become ban-happy self-regulators afraid of growing up.
Joanna Moncrieff talks to spiked about the myth that we’re all mentally ill.
E-cigarettes could wean millions off regular ciggies. So why is the EU trying to restrict them?
The EU’s proposed ban exposes the myth of ‘evidence-based’ policy.
An anti-Daily Mail demo that turned out to be more therapy session than political protest.
In the name of child protection, anti-faith zealots are attacking a way of life.
Both the tabloid and its critics have decamped to a mythical past.
While party leaders bleat about rising energy bills, their policies have undermined the UK’s capacity to generate power.
A new play eschews Western prejudice to tell a revealing story about China’s thwarted, but fiercely ambitious, youth.
A new UK education campaign is an attack on the substance of education in general.
Some proud Yiddos tell spiked why they'll continue using the Y-word.
Hey, politicans, leave the press alone!
To tackle unemployment, unleash human talent and end global poverty, industry needs to embrace big ideas - here are six.
Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere has been caught smoking a ciggie. So what?
Seventy-five years on, CLR James’s opus is as vital as ever.
Why white middle-class journos want rap stars to stay in the ghetto.
Geoengineering could ameliorate the impacts of climate change, and transform tundra and desert alike. So why are greens so afraid of it?
As the shutdown rumbles on, the depth of America's political crisis becomes clear.
Let’s bash the idea that some kids aren’t genetically cut out for learning.
Six years on, what’s driving the obsession with Madeleine McCann?
It is a fear of adulthood, not the spectre of neoliberalism, that is keeping today's youth bombed out of their minds.
The cult of leaking reflects and reinforces the death of democratic politics.
David Greig’s new play is a tenuous meditation on the modern concept of evil.
Green groups’ opposition to golden rice exposes their irrational, anti-science, misanthropic heart.
Anti-fascists can't admit that the EDL is crumbling because posturing against this allegedly Nazi grouping is all they have going for them.
Free-speech advocate Greg Lukianoff lays into the prudes at UK student unions.
Breaking the rules is not a new phenomenon and it has yet to dampen our appetite for the sports that we love.
If we want to have better sex, let’s keep it behind closed doors.
Why spiked has been waging a war of words against modern determinism.
The furore over some utterly inoffensive remarks by England manager Roy Hodgson shows the power of speech etiquette today.
David Chandler’s Freedom vs Necessity dissects the way governments offer us choice today - as long as we make the ‘right’ choice.
Ignore the pompous critics; the new Bridget Jones romp is a spiky, silly satire about being middle-aged and middle-class.
Today's nudging elite poses a threat to our everyday freedoms.
The UK government has sealed a deal for new nuclear power stations. About time, too.
UK officialdom has successfully fostered an all-embracing climate of mistrust.
New legal reforms will make a mockery of the law’s search for the truth.
People with low mental capacity living in suitable care are not 'in detention', despite what officials believe.
Step forward the liberal media’s new hero: the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The likes of ‘terrorist’ Pavlo Lapshyn are empowered by officialdom's fears.
Is the US legal system contributing to America’s economic decline?
Dubious squeals about racism are now so common they should have their own fixture list.
Britain’s unemployed youth need to develop greater self-reliance.
Exaggerating the risk of depression for both mothers and their children can only cause greater anxiety.
We are in the midst of an epidemic of lifestyle moralism.
Officialdom’s search for ‘Our Maddie’ has revived gypsy child-stealing myths.
A riveting new exhibition deftly explores the relationship between Pop Art and progress.
A new BBC doc fails to offer any illumination on Japan's shrinking numbers.
The unwillingness of young Asians to start families echoes a worldwide rejection of the capacity to live independently.
The Dutch tradition of Black Pete is not racist; it’s just a bit of fun.
While ‘St Jude’ didn't live up to the hype, the authorities’ overreaction did.
A newspaper seller tells spiked why he refused to cave in to officialdom's demands.
Author Tom Standage tells Saira Khan why we can learn a lot about Facebook and Twitter through their offline ancestors.
Edward Snowden’s leakage is not as revelatory as his supporters think.
The Royal Charter debate is based on the myth UK journos need taming.