March 2015

Brendan O’Neill Monday 2 March 2015 comments

Why won’t we tell students that Kant is better than the Koran?

The problem on campus isn’t hate preaching — it’s academic cowardice.

Stephanie Gutmann Tuesday 3 March 2015 comments

Fifty Shades: an uprising against fun-free feminism

After 50 years of feminism, women want to fantasise about dominant men.

Angus Kennedy Tuesday 3 March 2015 comments

The fall of the public sphere

ESSAY: Political elites have denigrated and abandoned the public.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 3 March 2015 comments

The nasty nonsense of Israel Apartheid Week

Why are student activists so blinkered on the issue of Israel?

Frank Furedi Tuesday 3 March 2015 comments

Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever

Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 4 March 2015 comments

Fees, philistinism and the future of HE

The tuition fees debate shows how philistine our leaders have become.

Tim Black Wednesday 4 March 2015 comments

Boris Nemtsov and the rise and rise of Russia-bashing

Blaming Putin for everything bad in the world is a dangerous game.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 5 March 2015 comments

Kick It Out: inviting fans to be snitches

A racist-reporting app is designed to swamp football with grasses.

Sean Collins Thursday 5 March 2015 comments

Netanyahu in Washington: how Bibi eclipsed Barack

His speech stood in stark contrast to the relativism of the modern West.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 March 2015 comments

‘Vote Labour, get Lord Justice Leveson!’

If Labour wins the election, press freedom will be a big loser.

Bernie Whelan Friday 6 March 2015 comments

Harper Lee, welcome back!

Why I’ll be devouring the ‘sequel’ to To Kill A Mockingbird.

Fred de Fossard Friday 6 March 2015 comments

A triumph of anti-war literature

Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun deserves a new audience.

Mark Adnum Friday 6 March 2015 comments

Matthew Shepard and the gatekeepers of gay orthodoxy

Stephen Jimenez talks to Mark Adnum about the truth behind the myth.

David Bowden Friday 6 March 2015 comments

Lila: a divine novel

Marilynne Robinson’s religious warmth is a breath of fresh air in this cynical age.

Alexander Adams Friday 6 March 2015 comments

TS Eliot among the bankers and Bloomsberries

Robert Crawford’s biography provides a sympathetic portrait of the poet as a young man.

Tim Black Friday 6 March 2015 comments

Hating modernity, hating the Jews: a reckoning with Heidegger

Why the German thinker's anti-human ideas live on.

Tom Slater Friday 6 March 2015 comments

Kant, Peter Pan and why Generation Y won’t grow up

Susan Neiman's Enlightened insights into my generation's childishness.

Frank Furedi ISIS Monday 9 March 2015 comments

ISIS’s very modern war on the past

It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 9 March 2015 comments

‘I’m taking on the establishment, and they hate me for it’

Nigel Farage on consensus, conformism and the virtue of dissent.

Neil Ross Tuesday 10 March 2015 comments

Making the American Dream a reality

The US needs big ideas and ballsy politicians.

Russell McCarthy Tuesday 10 March 2015 comments

Five reasons you shouldn’t vote Green

Anti-growth, anti-human and bizarrely pro-horse riding: a Green government would be awful.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 10 March 2015 comments

The gender pay gap is a myth – so why do so many buy it?

There’s an ironic paternalism to the anti-pay gap campaign.

Patrick Basham Wednesday 11 March 2015 comments

Plain packs: an attack on intellectual property

Today’s parliamentary vote on plain packs for cigs needs to consider some actual facts.

Patrick West Wednesday 11 March 2015 comments

A journey into UKIP country

Patrick West reports from South Thanet – Farage’s prospective constituency.

Tim Black Wednesday 11 March 2015 comments

You can’t be green and progressive – it’s one or the other

Politicians are too tied to environmentalism to oppose austerity.

Ken McLaughlin Thursday 12 March 2015 comments

Cameron: a bad case of child exploitation

Why politicians love to pose as the grand protectors of children.

Tara McCormack Thursday 12 March 2015 comments

Years of Western meddling pushed Ukraine over the edge

It is beyond wrong to hold Russia responsible for the Ukrainian instability.

Mick Hume Thursday 12 March 2015 comments

Election debates: they’re all empty chairs now

The problem is not who takes part, but what they have to say.

Joanna Williams Thursday 12 March 2015 comments

Conditioning kids to have state-approved sex

The whiff of Brave New World in consent classes for 11-year-olds.

Rob Lyons Friday 13 March 2015 comments

Tidal lagoons: another green rip-off?

This latest green initiative is promising, but it will cost British taxpayers a fortune.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 13 March 2015 comments

Football’s thought police need to man up

If you find football fans singing ‘get your tits out’ shocking, then you really need to get out more.

Tom Slater Friday 13 March 2015 comments

The White Student’s Burden: PC racialism on campus

Student officials who want to protect 'the weak' undermine universalism.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 16 March 2015 comments

After Oklahoma, who will defend free speech?

Why did so few free-speech advocates stand up for the racist singing frat?

Sean Collins Monday 16 March 2015 comments

Why frat boys, even racist ones, should have free speech

Racist views can only be tackled through open debate, not censorship.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 16 March 2015 comments

Je Suis Billy Boy: free speech for football fans!

In Britain in 2015 you can be jailed for singing a song. Where’s the anger?

Dionne Fitzgerald Tuesday 17 March 2015 comments

Feminists, we need to talk about consent

Too many campaigners now treat women as the fairer, incapable sex.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 17 March 2015 comments

D&G said something we disagree with? Destroy those deviants!

The treatment of D&G exposes the shrill censoriousness of our age.

Sadhvi Sharma Tuesday 17 March 2015 comments

India’s ‘rape epidemic’: an ugly colonial myth reborn

Western feminists have resuscitated the myth of the rapacious foreigner.

Michael Cook Wednesday 18 March 2015 comments

The Newspeak of gender-neutral pronouns

Rather than reducing the English language to pale neutrality, let’s enrich it.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 18 March 2015 comments

Yes, we should abolish workplace race laws

Anti-discrimination laws heighten racial sensitivity and destroy meritocracy.

Tim Black Wednesday 18 March 2015 comments

Blair: the whipping boy of ideas-lite Labourites

Bereft of vision, Miliband now cynically sells himself as Not Blair.

Bill Durodié Thursday 19 March 2015 comments

Prevent: a very risky strategy

The UK’s clueless counterterrorism strategy sees threats everywhere.

Patrick West Thursday 19 March 2015 comments

Too young to resist ISIS, but old enough to vote?

Politicians’ view of 16-year-olds is schizophrenic.

Mick Hume Thursday 19 March 2015 comments

Hillsborough: blaming one top cop is a cover-up, too

It took more than an incompetent commander to cause 96 deaths.

Adrian Hart Friday 20 March 2015 comments

Things we should be able to say about race

The response to Trevor Phillips’ TV doc shows that the real prejudice today is against white UKIP voters.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 20 March 2015 comments

The art of a good pitch invasion

The hysterical response to fans rushing the pitch shows how sanitised football has become.

Luke Gittos Friday 20 March 2015 comments

Three judges caught watching porn? Let’s put ‘self‑love’ on trial

We must stop treating the consumption of porn as good or healthy.

Tom Slater Friday 20 March 2015 comments

The D&G protest: direct action or a two-minute hate?

The demo against the offending designers was a limp, censorious affair.

Luke Gittos Monday 23 March 2015 comments

Save Gardies from the Stepford Students

Sexual-assault claims are being used to shut down a Cambridge fast-food joint.

Barbara Hewson Monday 23 March 2015 comments

The Hampstead cult that wasn’t: the Satanic panic revisited

In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously.

Mick Hume Monday 23 March 2015 comments

The Sun 4: ‘Guilty’ of being journalists

The UK state is prosecuting tabloid reporters for telling the truth.

Nigel Scott Tuesday 24 March 2015 comments

When will they stop hounding Amanda Knox?

She’s been framed before, and it looks like she–ll be framed again.

Bill Durodié Tuesday 24 March 2015 comments

Lee Kuan Yew: the last of the great authoritarians

Love him or loathe him, he had something his successors lack.

James Heartfield Tuesday 24 March 2015 comments

The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success

Lee Kuan Yew transformed a small trading post – but at a cost.

Tim Black Tuesday 24 March 2015 comments

Why isn’t Farage entitled to a bit of privacy, too?

The media’s complicity in Sunday’s pub stunt reeks of double standards.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 25 March 2015 comments

The greening of the ivory towers

A National Association of Scholars report interrogates the tyranny of sustainability on campus.

spiked podcast Wednesday 25 March 2015 comments

Sustainability: smashing the eco‑orthodoxy

NAS president Peter Wood on why it’s time to challenge this campus religion.

Sean Collins Wednesday 25 March 2015 comments

Selma 50 years on: why King’s dream still matters

Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin.

Josie Appleton Thursday 26 March 2015 comments

‘Anti-social behaviour’ is the heart and soul of a city

Oxford’s illiberal campaign to control everyday city life.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 26 March 2015 comments

The real reason Obama hates Bibi

This is more than a personality clash – it’s a shift in the world order.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 27 March 2015 comments

Video reviews: a reffing mistake

Refereeing errors don't detract from football – they add to the drama.

Patrick West Friday 27 March 2015 comments

Jeremy Clarkson: a true internationalist

Far from being parochial, Top Gear was loved from Italy to Iran.

Tom Slater Friday 27 March 2015 comments

Kendrick Lamar: rap’s angry young man

To Pimp A Butterfly is a rap classic for Generation Y to call its own.

Tom Slater Friday 27 March 2015 comments

They’re all Lib Dems now

The rootless politics embodied by Clegg is now widespread in Westminster.

Germanwings: can we no longer call mad people mad?

The policing of language has reached lunatic levels.

Frank Furedi Monday 30 March 2015 comments

What’s behind the fashion for banning?

Barely a day passes without someone demanding a ban on something.

Only a mug would vote for the anti-immigrant Labour Party

Why the outrage over a mug? Labour has been bashing migrants for 50 years.

Tim Black Monday 30 March 2015 comments

Opportunity Knox for Italy-bashing

Yes, Amanda Knox has been demonised. But so has Italy.

James Heartfield Tuesday 31 March 2015 comments

Give us the freedom to build our own homes

We need 260,000 new homes a year, and officials won’t build them.