The music critic talks to spiked about the hyper nostalgia that is killing pop.
The US Supreme Court must not erode free speech online.
How can we teach British values to kids if we don’t know what British values are?
It is primitivism to make a spectacle of litterers.
Plebgate revealed the shallowness of anti-Tory posing.
The snobs freaking out about Black Friday need to calm down.
Switzerland rejected green immigration proposals - now it needs to reject green principles.
The Cinderella Law will make everyday family life a criminal matter.
It was feminists who blurred the lines between rape and sex.
Lionel Blair’s retirement from panto is a sad sign of the times.
Stephen Hawking may be scared, but AI promises to help, not hinder us.
BDS-supporting academics make a mockery of academic freedom.
Why the global grieving leaves me cold.
Rolling Stone’s rape hoax speaks to a new hysteria on US campuses.
The war on violent videogames is a war on the freedom of thought itself.
Protecting witnesses from tough questioning deals a body blow to justice.
It isn’t only Tory peers who sneer at the diets of the poor.
Unmanned aircraft systems could radically enhance people’s lives.
We have pretty much tamed the AIDS virus. So why won’t we celebrate?
Comedians’ crusade against Dapper Laughs is coming back to haunt them.
The government’s food-bank strategy will increase state intervention in poor people’s lives.
Progressives are now the most fervent promoters of racialised thinking.
The Occupy model has been a complete disaster for repressed peoples.
Those frothing over fans’ treatment of Arsene Wenger need to get a grip.
Shami Chakrabarti’s On Liberty is a libel on John Stuart Mill.
Why loaning the Elgin Marbles to Russia is a mistake.
Their big spat on QT actually showed how much they have in common.
Frats are taking the rap for the non-crime of rape culture.
Five ways in which today’s feminist war on rape echoes the KKK’s war on rape.
Some peddle fear of Islamofascism, others promote panic about Islamophobia.
Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.
It’s official: hating hipsters is now more annoying than hipsters.
Getting rid of the the Research Excellence Framework would be a good start.
We should expand our eco-footprint: read spiked’s climate manifesto.
This chilling true-crime podcast series makes a timely stand for the presumption of innocence.
Nick Cater takes Brendan O’Neill to task over the Lindt café terrorism.
Pro-Israel students on the censorship and intolerance they face.
Ann Furedi discusses Katha Pollitt's Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.
Joseph O’Neill’s new novel starts off well, but quickly descends into Orientalism.
Vincent’s letters to Theo are a document of struggle, failure and beauty.
spiked writers pick their best reads of 2014.
Katha Pollitt cuts through the defensiveness of the pro-choice movement.
Howard Jacobson on Jews, comedy, dystopia and why ‘agreement is terrifying’.
If ‘controlling behaviour’ is made a criminal offence, no relationship is safe.
No one benefits from the invasion of lawyers into the sphere of war.
New York’s ban on fracking is an act of pure green elitism.
How we defied the #GamerGate killjoys and played what we liked (and what we didn’t like).
spiked writers on the culture that enthralled and appalled them.
People gagged themselves too willingly in 2014 – let's make next year different.
In 2014, forcing artists to be politically obedient was all the rage.
The new censorship is even more insidious than the old.
Turning geopolitics into a battlefield over values is a really bad idea.
And it’s set to get worse as the 2015 General Election approaches.
In 2014, an official willingness to believe complainants damaged legal principles.
After Ferguson, African-American students don't need special treatment.
Forcing galleries to reveal everything about their funding is bad for art.
The CEO of bpas explains why buffer zones are needed outside abortion clinics.
Even in this era of low expectations, intellectual daring finds a way.