October 2015

Patrick West Thursday 1 October 2015 comments

Generation Z has arrived

The day of whinging millennials has come and gone.

Tim Black Thursday 1 October 2015 comments

The degradation of the right to petition

A once noble tradition is now used for illiberal ends.

Sean Collins Thursday 1 October 2015 comments

Why American liberals *heart* Pope Francis

His visit has given the PC elite some much-needed moral authority.

Mick Hume Thursday 1 October 2015 comments

Do not go gentle into that political night

Corbyn’s call for a gentler politics won’t aid the enlightening debate we need.

WORLDbytes Friday 2 October 2015 comments

What’s wrong with owning firearms?

In this WORLDbytes special on gun controls, Canadian academic and author Kevin Yuill shoots from the hip.

Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 2 October 2015 comments

Why we should be cautious about celebrating autism

Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes offers a one-sided history of autism.

Maren Thom Friday 2 October 2015 comments

In search of the zeitgeist

A new book explores the risk-averse spirit of our times.

Ella Whelan Friday 2 October 2015 comments

The risky brilliance of Lucia Berlin

The posthumous praise for A Manual For Cleaning Women is richly deserved.

Alexander Adams Friday 2 October 2015 comments

Pound: poet and political prisoner

A new biography shows us just how brilliant, and dangerous, Ezra Pound was.

Tim Black Friday 2 October 2015 comments

Raymond Tallis and the meaning of life

Britain’s leading polymath on life, death and why he loves James Joyce.

Bernie Whelan Monday 5 October 2015 comments

Brian Friel: Ireland’s
cultural hero

The late playwright championed Ireland's modern identity.

Luke Gittos Monday 5 October 2015 comments

There’s no such thing as modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act is immigration control by the backdoor.

Greg Ashman Tuesday 6 October 2015 comments

Teachers have lost their mojo

The motivation to learn comes from knowledge, not teaching methods.

Nick Cater Tuesday 6 October 2015 comments

The Martian: a paean to human ingenuity

Ridley Scott's movie is a rallying cry for conquering new frontiers.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 October 2015 comments

After Oregon: we need to talk about narcissism

Don’t blame guns for the rise in mass shootings.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 7 October 2015 comments

Why I’m not a feminist

Condemning women who refuse to conform to feminism is tyrannical.

Tom Slater Wednesday 7 October 2015 comments

‘There’s nothing wrong with lads being lads’

Dapper Laughs talks free speech, lad culture and the rape joke that wasn’t.

Jim Butcher Thursday 8 October 2015 comments

Reclaiming travel... from the snobs

Why have holidays become a marker of people’s virtue?

Mick Hume Thursday 8 October 2015 comments

What’s new about No Platform mania?

A veteran of Manchester student politics recalls free-speech battles of 35 years ago.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 October 2015 comments

Why we must fight for free speech for people we loathe

Today’s backlash against censorship just isn’t good enough, says Brendan O’Neill.

Patrick West Friday 9 October 2015 comments

The slave trade was not my fault

We can’t apologise for crimes we didn’t commit – or celebrate victories we didn't achieve.

Christopher Snowdon Friday 9 October 2015 comments

Neoliberalism: a sick obsession

Claims that capitalism is fuelling illness rest on dodgy stats and hopeless politics.

Sadhvi Sharma Monday 12 October 2015 comments

Overseas aid doesn’t help India

India doesn’t want or need Britain’s handouts.

James Heartfield Monday 12 October 2015 comments

No, the Suffragettes were not racists

The fuss over Suffragette exposes the madness of identity politics.

Luke Gittos Monday 12 October 2015 comments

Operation Midland: the hysteria of ‘believing the victim’

The ‘VIP paedophile’ panic poses a serious threat to justice.

Angela Nagle Tuesday 13 October 2015 comments

The new PC priests of Irish censorship

The church’s war on evil has been replaced by a ‘liberal’ war on hate speech.

Blair Spowart Tuesday 13 October 2015 comments

The SNP’s war on the people

Nicola Sturgeon’s party isn’t an alternative to snobby Westminster politics – it’s a tyrannical extension of it.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 13 October 2015 comments

Breathing life back into libertarianism

To build a new humanist politics, we must get serious about freedom.

Tim Black Wednesday 14 October 2015 comments

Tom Watson: the unacceptable face of the paedo panic

Watson is being sacrificed to save the child-abuse crusade.

Mick Hume Wednesday 14 October 2015 comments

Free speech: the ‘killer app’ of civilisation

It is worth reminding society where we'd be without the liberty to offend.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 14 October 2015 comments

Now, Charlie Hebdo needs a new kind of freedom

We must stop asking Charlie to defend liberty for us all.

James Woudhuysen Thursday 15 October 2015 comments

Cosmonauts: a tribute to Russian grit

A new exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the Space Race.

Ella Whelan Thursday 15 October 2015 comments

Refugee crisis: lighting candles is not enough

Adopt-a-Syrian? How patronising can you get.

Free Speech Now! Thursday 15 October 2015 comments

Watch now: spiked’s free-speech conference in Washington, DC

The freedom event of the year – live-streaming now!

Irene Ogrizek Friday 16 October 2015 comments

Chrissie Hynde unedited

The Pretenders’ singer’s memoir is honest, intrepid and in need of an editor.

Patrick West Friday 16 October 2015 comments

Germany: the new sick man of Europe

If the French are saying your country's in crisis, you know you're in trouble.

Tara McCormack Friday 16 October 2015 comments

The Western media have lost the plot in Syria

Commentators slam Russia’s interventions while ignoring the West’s.

Lauren Southern Monday 19 October 2015 comments

At last, a rebellion against sexual-consent classes

It’s high time students refused to attend these patronising lectures.

Joanna Williams Monday 19 October 2015 comments

‘Liberal academics let censorship happen’

Donald Downs on the fightback against campus authoritarianism.

Ann Furedi Monday 19 October 2015 comments

Why the fight for women’s choice must go on

Forget ‘reproductive justice’ – let’s stand up for women’s autonomy.

Dave Clements Tuesday 20 October 2015 comments

PSPOs: protecting public space from the public

The petty policing of public spaces is inhibiting community life.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 20 October 2015 comments

Want to help refugees? Then stop sobbing

The EU is exploiting the false distinction between migrants and refugees.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 21 October 2015 comments

Smoked out of the public square

Outdoor smoking bans are not only illiberal – they can be cruel too.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 21 October 2015 comments

JLaw – be a diva,
not a whiner

Jennifer Lawrence should have confronted her bosses, not complained on 'Lenny'.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 21 October 2015 comments

When will we get back to the future?

On Marty McFly Day, let’s make the case for big technology.

Tim Black Wednesday 21 October 2015 comments

This China-bashing exposes Britain’s own insecurities

Why Xi Jinping’s visit has prompted so much handwringing.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 22 October 2015 comments

Parents!
make the right kind
of friends – or else

A new report promotes social engineering for poor parents.

Mick Hume Thursday 22 October 2015 comments

Some good news for press freedom, but...

…it’s still bad enough — and would be worse under Corbyn’s Labour.

Patrick West Friday 23 October 2015 comments

Nietzsche takes on Twitter

The great philosopher would be aghast at the culture of social media.

Tom Slater Friday 23 October 2015 comments

Black Panthers:
neither vanguard nor victims

A new film reminds us that radicals didn’t always play the pity card.

Phil Mullan Monday 26 October 2015 comments

The real reason we should fight for a Brexit

Being in the EU damages our democratic rights. Let’s leave.

Joanna Williams Monday 26 October 2015 comments

Pay-gap politics: bad for men and women

New workplace regulations will breed animus between the sexes.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 26 October 2015 comments

Germaine Greer is right: opinions aren’t harmful

The treatment of words as a physical threat is a disaster for free speech.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 27 October 2015 comments

Macbeth: an adaptation for our times

Justin Kurzel's film is fantastic, and yet something feels lacking.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 27 October 2015 comments

Teaching consent, policing intimacy

Consent classes turn relationships into business transactions.

Mick Hume Tuesday 27 October 2015 comments

Corbyn’s Labour – the House of Lords party

Like the Tories of old, the left is using the Lords to usurp democracy.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

The woman question

From emancipation to victim feminism and the therapeutic state.

Christopher Beckett Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Let’s take entitlement out of education

We need to teach students the virtue of delayed gratification.

Spiked podcast Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Is the First Amendment enough?

Watch spiked’s Washington debate about the future of free speech.

Spiked podcast Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Press freedom after Charlie Hebdo

Watch Brendan O’Neill and Michael Moynihan discuss the future of the press.

Spiked podcast Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Religious freedom: the forgotten liberty?

Watch spiked’s Washington debate about the freedom of faith.

Irene Ogrizek Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Canada’s veil of intolerance

In the fuss over the niqab ban, liberals revealed their fear of the masses.

Tim Black Wednesday 28 October 2015 comments

Using migrants to bash Eastern Europe

Merkel and Co have turned the refugee crisis into a moral conflict.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 29 October 2015 comments

Beware the assisted-suicide bomber

Right-to-die campaigners are now using death to promote their cause.

Spiked Thursday 29 October 2015 comments

Think only feminists get banned?
Think again…

A guide for those who see campus censorship as a misogynist conspiracy.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 29 October 2015 comments

Leave me and my Coco Pops alone

The latest nannying assault on everyday pleasure is sinful.

Patrick West Friday 30 October 2015 comments

Cheese is as
addictive as crack?
Give me a break

These gastronomic jihadists will stop at nothing.

Luke Gittos Friday 30 October 2015 comments

Martin Shkreli: Twitterhate helps no one

Bashing one man is no substitute for rethinking pharma.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 30 October 2015 comments

The New Bigots

It isn’t Germaine Greer who’s bigoted – it’s those who want to destroy her.