August 2015

Brendan O’Neill Monday 3 August 2015 comments

The Calais migrants and the moral bankruptcy of PC

Why some people are angrier about Cameron's words than his actions.

Frank Furedi Monday 3 August 2015 comments

No, it’s not ‘just like slavery’

So-called modern slavery is more fiction than fact.

Rob Harries Tuesday 4 August 2015 comments

The rage against Uber

In the war on cab apps, the public loses out.

Tom Slater Tuesday 4 August 2015 comments

Lenny Bruce: the Dapper Laughs of his day

Nearly 50 years after Bruce’s death, ‘sick comedians’ are still in the firing line.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 4 August 2015 comments

Sexy Jezza will do little to help women

Jeremy Corbyn is siding with the worst of contemporary feminism.

Ferdia Carr Wednesday 5 August 2015 comments

Don’t put culture in a ghetto

Policing ‘cultural appropriation’ is just a PC version of segregation.

Wendy Earle Wednesday 5 August 2015 comments

When artists become estranged from art history

Portraiture doesn't work when it's so self-consciously intellectual.

Tim Black Wednesday 5 August 2015 comments

The doping hysteria is destroying sport

Calm down – athletics is not in the grip of a moral malaise.

Ceri Dingle Thursday 6 August 2015 comments

The youths who told the truth about Hiroshima

How an education charity confronted the horrors of the Bomb.

Luke Gittos Thursday 6 August 2015 comments

Cosby: convicted by social-media showtrial

The Cosby case confirms the ideal of justice is in a parlous state.

Mick Hume Thursday 6 August 2015 comments

The EU is digging Orwell’s ‘memory holes’ across the internet

The ‘right to be forgotten’ is a threat not to Google but to free speech.

Shingi Mararike Friday 7 August 2015 comments

Premier League 2015-16: let the hype begin

The Premier League may not be the best, but it’s definitely the most overrated.

Christian Butler Friday 7 August 2015 comments

There’s nothing tragic about Orson Welles

Welles was a genius who worked on his own terms. Why do critics feel so sorry for him?

Patrick West Friday 7 August 2015 comments

L’Étranger: absurdist, not racist

It’s folly to view Camus' great novel through the lens of post-colonial theory.

Barbara Hewson Monday 10 August 2015 comments

Compo culture goes up in smoke

A recent ludicrous case shows just how unreliable group claims are.

David Perks Monday 10 August 2015 comments

Pupils behaving badly

Authority in the classroom isn't just about crowd control, it is essential to transmitting knowledge.

Frank Furedi Monday 10 August 2015 comments

The crusade against Ted Heath: dancing on people’s graves

The inquisition into historical allegations of abuse is out of control.

Charlotte Gill Monday 10 August 2015 comments

Bore off, Bake Off

As if we’re on series six of this mind-numbingly dull show.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 11 August 2015 comments

Labour’s welfarism isn’t working

Labour has become the party of benefits claimants and public-sector workers.

Kevin Yuill Tuesday 11 August 2015 comments

The narcissism of assisted suicide

A shocking case shows that assisted suicide is about more than alleviating suffering.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 11 August 2015 comments

In defence of cheap milk

Dairy farming is a hardnosed business, not a rural idyll.

Tim Black Tuesday 11 August 2015 comments

Kids Company: consumed by the child-abuse hysteria

Batmanghelidjh was brought down by a panic she helped propagate.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 12 August 2015 comments

The myth of the Olympic Legacy

It’s time we let go of the ‘spirit of 2012’.

Jason Harrington Wednesday 12 August 2015 comments

How to celebrate war crimes: a four‑point guide

Croatia shows the world how to get away with murder.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 12 August 2015 comments

Feminism: the latest celebrity must-have

We don’t need celebrity feminists to raise our awareness.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 12 August 2015 comments

We must be free to hurt Muslims’ feelings

Why we must stand with Bangladesh’s vilified secularist bloggers.

Chris Lynch Thursday 13 August 2015 comments

Inside the spin doctor’s surgery

What Lynton Crosby’s attack on UKIP tells us about the conformism of PR politics.

Luke Gittos Thursday 13 August 2015 comments

Don’t call the Bradford teacher stabbing racist

Dismissing a youth’s violent act as racism is a cop-out

Joanna Williams Thursday 13 August 2015 comments

Regulating sex: the fear of intimacy

Students’ feelings of vulnerability are driving the regulation of sex on campus.

Patrick West Friday 14 August 2015 comments

When Corbynites attack

Like the cybernats, Jeremy Corbyn’s fans can’t stomach dissent.

Andrew Doyle Friday 14 August 2015 comments

We comedians must stand up for free speech

An Edinburgh Fringe veteran says comics have got complacent.

Alexander Adams Friday 14 August 2015 comments

Islamism and identity politics – a destructive mix

The strange alliance between leftists and extremists is eroding free speech.

Mick Hume Monday 17 August 2015 comments

Jeremy Corbyn: The Left’s Tony Blair?

Like Blair, the rise of Corbyn reflects the disintegration of Labour.

Neil Ross Tuesday 18 August 2015 comments

Pennsylvania is making Minority Report a reality

Using stats to predict individuals’ future criminality is a frightening prospect.

Tim Black Tuesday 18 August 2015 comments

A culture war on Donald Trump

The GOP presidential candidate is guilty of having the ‘wrong’ attitudes.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 19 August 2015 comments

The Islamic State is not a feminist issue

Not every problem in the world needs to be gendered.

Barry Curtis Thursday 20 August 2015 comments

Anti-smoking zealots are censoring reality

Denormalisation strategies are curtailing our everyday freedoms.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 20 August 2015 comments

Germany’s gender quota: illiberal and divisive

No radical should support special privileges for women.

Austin Williams Thursday 20 August 2015 comments

Tianjin was a tragedy, not comeuppance

Too many in the West are seeing a disaster as a moral lesson.

Patrick West Friday 21 August 2015 comments

Mindfulness: lobotomisation by proxy

This latest therapeutic fad encourages us to retreat from life.

Helene Guldberg Friday 21 August 2015 comments

The myth of England’s miserable kids

The Children's Society's latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.

Tom Slater Friday 21 August 2015 comments

The biggest threat to comedy? Self-censorship

Yes, most comedians can say what they want. But they don't.

Irene Ogrizek Monday 24 August 2015 comments

#Gamergate: taking on the new feminism

How a consumer movement became a battle against censorious feminists.

Luke Gittos Monday 24 August 2015 comments

Roosh V is a saddo, not a threat

The pick-up industry feeds on the fear of emotional rejection.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 24 August 2015 comments

Banksy: the master of middle‑class misanthropy

Dismaland is a big fat joke at the masses' expense.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 25 August 2015 comments

Even cheating husbands deserve privacy

The Ashley Madison hack is cruelty masquerading as morality.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 25 August 2015 comments

You can’t inherit Holocaust trauma

Survivors’ children need to free themselves from their parents’ past.

Alex Kasnetz Tuesday 25 August 2015 comments

How censorship divides us

Political correctness has made us more wary of one another.

Paul Coleman Tuesday 25 August 2015 comments

Can religious freedom survive same-sex marriage?

Five ways same-sex marriage is harming the freedom of faith.

spiked Tuesday 25 August 2015 comments

Reinvigorating the spirit of the First Amendment

This Autumn, spiked explores the future for freedom in the 21st century.

Wendy Earle Wednesday 26 August 2015 comments

Barbara Hepworth: the last gasp of modernism

The sculptor emerged at a time when artists believed they could change the world.

Tim Black Wednesday 26 August 2015 comments

The narrowing of debate Down Under

spiked’s editor falls foul of the new elite.

Tom Slater Wednesday 26 August 2015 comments

‘I’d be embarrassed to call myself PC’

Sarah Franken talks ISIS, censorship and the perils of being pigeon-holed.

Christian Butler Thursday 27 August 2015 comments

Do disabled acts need a helping hand?

Christian Butler reports on the Edinburgh Fringe’s new push for inclusivity.

Mick Hume Thursday 27 August 2015 comments

‘Entryism’? More like political necrophilia

It’s less a struggle for Labour’s soul than two cliques squabbling over a corpse.

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert Friday 28 August 2015 comments

The founding of the modern research university

A fascinating new book explores the Kantian origins of the modern university.

James Heartfield Friday 28 August 2015 comments

Cultural Capital: the myth of Creative Britain

Robert Hewison’s critique of New Labour arts policy misses the point.

Alexander Adams Friday 28 August 2015 comments

The Islamic Republic of France

Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is a powerful novel about the fragility of Western culture.

Tim Black Friday 28 August 2015 comments

‘There is a moral case for fossil fuels’

Alex Epstein tells spiked why we need to celebrate our impact on nature.

Ann Furedi Friday 28 August 2015 comments

Rape culture and the crisis of intimacy

A new book warns of the threats posed by the obsession with rape.

Frank Furedi Monday 31 August 2015 comments

Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens!

Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West.