Boris Johnson's speech was far less radical than his critics thought it was.
How paternalism has been feminised.
The OECD’s international league table of education teaches us nothing.
What a bizarre overreaction there was to Tom Daley's revelation.
Using design to make people behave in UK A&E departments leaves the source of people's frustrations untouched.
Lord Sumption is right: legal activism devalues the demos.
Nigella Lawson’s private life has provided a feast for hypocritical broadsheet commentary.
Being ‘pro-immigrant’ is now PC code for being anti-public.
Role models vs rogues: journalism’s phony divide.
Hull City’s Assem Allam, who wants to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers, is just the latest owner to trample on the view of fans.
The Italian woman forced to have a C-section was effectively treated as a fetal container.
On Nelson Mandela’s inspiring achievements and tragic failures.
Fixed-odds betting terminals are a minor problem compared with the authoritarianism of modern politicians.
Why is no one asking questions about the south London slave story?
In a country with little faith in politics, the 'people's pontiff' has become Italy's de facto head of state.
Speech codes on UK campuses are killing free thought.
The outsourcing of decision-making by MPs during the expenses scandal is now coming back to haunt them.
Even World Press Freedom Hero Sir Harold Evans backs a tough new regulator.
The claim that dementia can be prevented by lifestyle changes was convenient PR - but remains unproven.
Why teenagers are nonplussed by all the 'Blurred Lines' hysteria.
Why are family courts making medical decisions on behalf of clinicians and patients?
Attempts to grant monkeys legal rights are an insult to our humanity.
As PlayStation 4 hits the UK, we say a fond farewell to the best of the Generation 3 games.
They’ve airbrushed out the true destroyers of Apartheid: the black masses.
The revival of Jez Butterworth’s debut play is cool but shallow.
The drive to make the rights of victims more influential in the justice system is undermining the rule of law.
The drive to 'engage' patrons with gadgets strips museums of their innate wonder.
spiked editor Brendan O'Neill on how New Atheists have replaced God with a diminished image of humanity.
It isn't 'Islamofascists' who are destroying reason and Enlightenment.
The myth of modern slavery is built on dodgy stats and political opportunism.
A new book helps to explode the myth of sectarianism in Scottish football.
The fact that just two loners are being done for the trolling of Caroline Criado-Perez explodes the myth of endemic misogyny online.
Ukraine is being turned into a plaything of Western powers.
Environmentalist critics of airport expansion are really disgusted by those set to benefit: the flying masses.
Leftists celebrated the death of Thatcher, yet right-wingers were respectful following Mandela's death. Why the difference?
Mandela said that. It's time we discussed his privilege-preserving legacy.
England’s disintegration Down Under underlines their failure to develop the winning mentality of a great team.
Gary Greenberg’s The Book of Woe is an insightful critique of how we understand mental illness.
Frank Furedi on why there’s little positive about today’s crisis of authority.
Our games reviewer picks the biggest breakthroughs of 2013.
Eco-snobs hate them, but poundshops are a wonderful source of wacky gifts.
2013 confirmed the emergence of the most conservative, conformist generation of young people in living memory.
While the West dismisses space exploration, India and China are making giant leaps for mankind.
In the Egyptian coup, democratic hopes were snuffed out.
In 2013, Western foreign policy finally lost the plot.
In this seasonal podcast, Brendan O'Neill says 'bah!' to Christmas killjoys.
In 2013, freedom has too often been given up without a fight.
The genius mathematician should be celebrated for his achievements, not his legal victimisation.
Events in 2013 showed just how cut off from reality climate-change alarmists have become.
The latest calls for a ban on smacking in the UK rest on some very dubious logic.
A reality-TV controversy in the US shows that social intolerance can be just as bad as government censorship.
Find out what enraged, engaged, enthralled and appalled spiked’s culture vultures this year.
The bombings in Volgograd show how foolish it is to politicise the Sochi Games.