Everything from licence plates to street names has been on the receiving end of the German elite’s new censoriousness.
Even this supposedly liberal paradise has laws against saying offensive things.
The crackdown on Scottish football fans is the free-speech battle the chattering classes choose to ignore.
Kindly Inquisitors author Jonathan Rauch on the importance of doubt.
John Stuart Mill on why we need to awake from the ‘deep slumber of decided opinion’.
Wendy Kaminer explains why the ACLU defended a notorious paedophile group.
Karl Marx argues that a free press isn't free when it is forced to conform to the morality of the day.
John Locke on why no one should blindly resign himself to the will of his rulers.
True freedom of speech means acknowledging that we ourselves might just be wrong.
Why spiked is launching a campaign for unfettered freedom of speech.
Both advocates and critics of fracking have it wrong. Also, both use the wrong word.
New child-neglect laws will criminalise normal aspects of parenting.
The pre-match sex debate is as old as sport itself, but it only distracts from England's bigger problems.
Government proposals to curb e-cigarette usage reek of irrational illiberalism.
How Nirvana killed the spirit of youth culture.
A libertarian student slams the groupthink dominating UK student unions.
Brazil's internet bill of rights is more concerned with advancing national interests than internet freedom.
The First World War unravelled adult authority over the next generation.
Politicians pursue pointless, illiberal policies like plain packaging as a cheap way of scoring points against each other.
The real scandal is the culture secretary’s attempt to lay down Leveson’s law.
The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla sets a dangerous precedent.
Young talks to spiked about his war on UK education’s child-centred orthodoxy.
Labour is using victims of crime as an excuse to undermine centuries of hard-won rights for defendants.
The Geldof grief-fest shows how ravenous the cult of mourning has become.
On social networks, kids have found the unprotected, adult-free spaces now denied to them in the real world.
Tyler Cowen’s new book underestimates the benefits society could reap from new technology.
In order to judge 'the best which has been thought and said in the world', individuals must be free to discriminate.
Parenting Culture Studies cuts through the confusing world of modern parenting.
Into the heart of the rebellious, liberty-loving, contrary heart of George Orwell.
Dolan Cummings on the biggest election in the history of mankind.
Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.
Scottish independence would spell the end of British identity in Ulster.
This showtrial gave us disturbing insights into the cult of the victim.
Pantomime name-calling at football matches should not be a crime.
A new documentary pays tribute to the unsung performers behind pop's biggest hits.
Prosecuting people on the basis of song lyrics sets a horrifying precedent.
A black comedy about a good priest battling cynicism comes to confused and troubling conclusions.
Attitudes to football fans have changed since Hillsborough. But for the better?
John Milton on why a free and open public sphere is the best way to the truth.
Prime Minister Erdogan’s war on social media is uncannily similar to the war on unacceptable speech in the West.
Brendan O’Neill meets the Voltaire-inspired attorney general of Australia.
With The Grand Budapest Hotel, the American director once again proves that style is substance.
The UK's CCTV czar should focus on cutting state surveillance and butt out of our backyards.
The moral crusade against child abuse invents its own truth.
Those campaigning for a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum are blowing it by being relentlessly negative.
spiked’s resident ‘Cockney Red’ on the latest circus surrounding Man United.
In the name of efficiency, the Children and Families Act will make it easier to take children away from their parents.
Their Oz trip shows that both republicanism and monarchism are screwed.
The response to that interview showed that when it comes to climate change, no dissent is allowed.
At Crystal Palace, Pulis has shown that there's more to him than hoof-ball and baseball caps.
Essay: To be moral requires something routinely denigrated today: individual freedom.
Mindfulness and meditation in schools encourage children to switch off their brains.
The main casualty of Cameron's war on terror rip-off will be common sense.
Health campaigners demand ever more regulation of our lives – and it's our personal independence that is being shafted.
Run by cliquish, censorious editors and open to pranks and vandalism, Wikipedia is worthless and damaging.
Pundits have even blamed South Korean culture for the Sewol tragedy.
Maltese bird-hunters are right to be enraged at the British naturalist’s crusade against them.
The LA Clippers owner has been hounded out of the NBA for a speech crime.
Stop treating Brendan Eich as a one-off – gay marriage is inherently illiberal.