November 2014

Svetlana Mintcheva Monday 3 November 2014 comments

In praise of emotional discomfort

Hearing speech that offends you is good – it makes you argue back.

spiked podcast Monday 3 November 2014 comments

‘Freedom for haters’: spiked comes to NYC

Listen to our New York debate on why hate speech should be free speech.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 3 November 2014 comments

‘Without artistic freedom, we are not a civilised people’

Peter Gelb of the Met in NYC on why he staged The Death of Klinghoffer.

Tim Black Monday 3 November 2014 comments

‘A venal political attack on the press’

The Australian’s Chris Mitchell on the illiberal liberals threatening press freedom.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 4 November 2014 comments

The barbarism of borders

The death toll in the Mediterranean proves that the EU is the enemy of freedom of movement.

spiked team Tuesday 4 November 2014 comments

Breathing life back into the Enlightenment

spiked’s editor takes to the airwaves to talk reason, liberty and progress.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 4 November 2014 comments

Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth

A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.

Patrick Basham Wednesday 5 November 2014 comments

No one’s counting the calories

Calorie labels on food do more harm than good.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 5 November 2014 comments

Why Brittany Maynard made the wrong decision

Assisted suicide is morally abhorrent – even when it is understandable.

Sean Collins Wednesday 5 November 2014 comments

Berkeley vs Bill: FSM turns in its grave

After the Bill Maher debacle, Berkeley needs a new Free Speech Movement.

Aubrey Allegretti Thursday 6 November 2014 comments

Student journalists, it’s time to fight back

SU meddling has turned student newspapers into little more than PR rags.

Tim Black Thursday 6 November 2014 comments

Will Cornick: turning a teen into ‘the face of evil’

The naming of Ann Maguire's childish murderer helps no one.

Patrick West Friday 7 November 2014 comments

Gogglebox: the most humanising show on TV

Those who think Britain is a splintered society should watch this heartwarming show.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 7 November 2014 comments

Football – still a ‘slum sport’

The policing of fans hasn't gone away, it's just become more insidious.

Frank Furedi Friday 7 November 2014 comments

No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser

It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.

Sean Collins Friday 7 November 2014 comments

The Democrats are running on empty

The US midterms exposed the Obama administration’s utter exhaustion.

Neil Davenport Monday 10 November 2014 comments

Killing the Vibe of Brick Lane

The police and local councils are destroying London’s nightlife.

Daniel Ben-Ami Monday 10 November 2014 comments

This is not austerity

The A-word is distracting us from addressing the real economic malaise.

Frank Furedi Monday 10 November 2014 comments

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it

Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.

Alexander Adams Tuesday 11 November 2014 comments

Curators need to stand up to offence-takers

Arts venues need to stand up for the public's right to view controversial art.

Patrick West Tuesday 11 November 2014 comments

Mock the Week isn’t left-wing – it’s puerile

Right wingers need to stop carping about luvvie bias at the Beeb.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 11 November 2014 comments

‘Death to Dapper’: behold the new intolerance

The terrifying censoriousness of the campaign against Dapper Laughs.

Tom Slater Wednesday 12 November 2014 comments

Interstellar: shining a light on our low horizons

Christopher Nolan's flawed space epic is both a challenge to Hollywood and our modernity-loathing age.

Tim Black Wednesday 12 November 2014 comments

Ed Miliband: the leader Labour deserves

Dead Ed is no more disconnected or 'odd' than the party he leads.

Neil Ross Wednesday 12 November 2014 comments

Rosetta: another giant leap for mankind

Landing a spacecraft on a comet millions of miles away is a human triumph.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 13 November 2014 comments

#Sket-gate: why the FA needs to eff off

Rio Ferdinand's ban for mouthing off on Twitter shows how sanctimonious the FA has become.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 13 November 2014 comments

Secretary of state for conspiracy theories

How Theresa May is fuelling unfounded rumours about ‘VIP paedos’.

spiked podcast Friday 14 November 2014 comments

‘Science alone can’t answer the big questions’

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein talks to spiked about why we should return to Plato.

Alexander Adams Books Friday 14 November 2014 comments

Modiano: master of the oblique

This translated collection will bring the French writer's sparing prose to a new audience.

Jon Holbrook Books Friday 14 November 2014 comments

Don’t blame judges for the decline of democracy

It’s not just bureaucrats who are suspicious of the demos.

Emily Hill Friday 14 November 2014 comments

I’m definitely not this kind of girl

Lena Dunham is the voice of my generation? Piss off.

Mariah Hedges Monday 17 November 2014 comments

A giant leap backwards for womankind

Matt Taylor’s shirt isn’t holding women back – feminism is.

Ella Whelan Monday 17 November 2014 comments

Rape culture? There’s no such thing

A young feminist tells her sisters to quit the scaremongering.

Naomi Firsht Monday 17 November 2014 comments

Women, liberate yourself from this feminism

Feminism used to be about expanding freedom. What went wrong?

Pierre Desrochers Tuesday 18 November 2014 comments

A colourful history of progress

The development of synthetic dyes was a mini industrial revolution.

Tom Slater Tuesday 18 November 2014 comments

Don’t blame Bob for the plight of the Third World

The rubbishing of Band Aid 30 is based on cynicism, not substance.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 18 November 2014 comments

The UK government’s reign of anti-terror

The first casualty of IS in Britain could well be our freedom.

Russell McCarthy Tuesday 18 November 2014 comments

Affirmative action: the real racism on campus

A lawsuit filed against Harvard and UNC reveals affirmative action’s racist heart.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 19 November 2014 comments

The ASB Act: all power to the state

New UK laws have freed the state to act as it pleases.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 19 November 2014 comments

Democracy is dying. Here’s how to revive it

Our dilapidated democracy just needs one thing: bigger, better ideas.

Tim Black Thursday 20 November 2014 comments

From the London riots to the Islamic State

Jihadi John's alleged involvement in the riots makes perfect sense.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 20 November 2014 comments

Why I am pro-choice

Read the speech Brendan O’Neill was banned from making at Oxford University.

Mick Hume Friday 21 November 2014 comments

The myth of racist Britain

How official anti-racism divides us all.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 21 November 2014 comments

Ched Evans: the dangers of mob justice

Petitioners and celebs are trashing the idea of redemption.

Tom Slater Monday 24 November 2014 comments

No to No Platform: in defence of unpopular ideas

Read the speech Tom Slater gave at the Oxford Union.

Tim Black Monday 24 November 2014 comments

Why Labour loathes White Van Man

Emily Thornberry’s tweet captured her party’s disdain for its former voters.

James Woudhuysen Tuesday 25 November 2014 comments

Carbon makes the world go round

Ignore the miserable greens – carbon is a boon to humanity.

spiked conference Tuesday 25 November 2014 comments

Fighting for press freedom in the 21st century

On spiked’s storming conference with the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 November 2014 comments

Bill Cosby
is innocent

We forget this at our peril.

Tom Slater Wednesday 26 November 2014 comments

The moral crusade against pro-life students

Pro-life societies are being censored. Now, a fightback has begun.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 26 November 2014 comments

The three faces of censorship

From the academy to politics, intolerance is back in fashion.

Patrick West Thursday 27 November 2014 comments

Turner: sordid man, sublime art

Timothy Spall is outstanding as the artist who invented modernism.

Luke Gittos Thursday 27 November 2014 comments

Julien Blanc is a dickhead

But he should still be able to talk nonsense in the UK.

Joanna Williams Thursday 27 November 2014 comments

‘Why I’m standing up for men’

Author Peter Lloyd tells spiked why he’s against the feminisation of blokes.

Patrick Marmion Friday 28 November 2014 comments

Theory and thuggery in the slums of Bombay

David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a portrait of poverty that lacks perspective.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 28 November 2014 comments

If Dave Whelan’s a racist, then I’m a Chinaman

The Wigan chairman’s only crime was to belong to a less PC generation.

Sean Collins Friday 28 November 2014 comments

After Ferguson: no, the US is not ‘congenitally racist’

The shooting was terrible. But so is the fatalism of much of the response.