The calls to slap trigger warnings on Eddie Murphy's old stand-up special are insulting to gay people.
The anti-smoking brigade doesn't understand pleasure.
The conspiracy theory of seeing Putin’s hand in everything.
Political life cannot be driven by ‘evidence’ alone.
There's nothing to fear from repealing the Human Rights Act.
How Section 40 will prevent journalists from speaking truth to power.
Durham TAs show us how to challenge pay cuts.
In 2017, let's cast off the public-health killjoys.
A second showtrial of the press would be a disaster for journalism.
A London student on why he's fighting the anti-tabloid snobbery of both SUs and the state.
It's now entirely about making Westerners feel good.
The response to Milo’s book deal is the reason he has a book deal.
Podcast: Tom Slater on the alt-right and illiberal liberals.
The idea that IT is surpassing human beings sells us short.
Another eco-doomsday claim is proven wrong.
Leveson is driven by a fear and loathing of the public. You can fight it.
Queen Mary student Emily Dinsmore on why she made a stand for press freedom.
The energetic doubter of modernity has died.
The sacralisation of the NHS reduces citizens to patients.
We need better resources for mental care, not awareness-raising.
Meryl and Co, spare us the preaching.
We need to remake the case for progress and plenty.
Anti-social-behaviour policies are breaking down community bonds.
Academics should teach students – not look after them.
Stop offering women a patronising leg-up into politics.
Why liberal hacks are going wild for the dodgy dossier on Trump.
The liberals bashing the Electoral College are far from democrats.
The German clampdown on ‘misinformation’ is a threat to free speech.
His speech put a ‘democratic’ spin on age-old elite prejudices.
It is an indictment of the liberal left that they’re sharing the piss story.
Silence has its flaws, but it speaks to Scorsese’s greatness.
Anti-Israel conspiracy theories are rife in the mainstream media.
Football's new fans couldn't stand what Taylor represented.
If a middle-of-the-road speech now counts as a ‘hate incident’, we’re all screwed.
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the media's reaction to the Trump dossier.
The club has reopened, but under stringent new rules.
The equation of words and violence harms open debate.
AC Grayling's latest anti-Brexit idea underlines how cynical elite Remainers have become.
Beckett’s letters reveal a personality inseparable from the act of writing.
But the Corbynistas are as aloof as the 'Blairites'.
Art and entertainment must be free to be offensive.
The scaremongering about air pollution is blighting innovation in the capital.
Sean Collins on the cult of Obama and the crisis of American politics.
Perhaps the Irish might now be allowed to move beyond the past.
The fury over her speech is really a fury with democracy.
Both men are reluctant interventionists, but no less dangerous for that.
Job losses in manufacturing can’t simply be blamed on China or IT.
Philip Hammond’s ‘tax haven’ threat speaks to a lack of economic vision.
Newspapers are being forced to recant their questioning of Islam.
Finally, a modern movie-musical that doesn’t mock itself.
Obama was worse for freedom and peace than Bush was.
Corbynistas are made more outraged by the rich than by poverty.
Brexit is about much more than currency rates and share prices
Trans activists can’t just censor every awkward question.
Trump has broken with the blarney of claiming green roots.
The Obama years confirmed the usurping of politics by therapy.
Commentators, celebs, the CIA – all are in open revolt against democracy.
We discuss Brexit battles, crisis in Northern Ireland and America under Obama.
The Seneca Falls Women's March was kind and funny, but was it political?
Trump should be protested against, but not like this.
New South Wales' paternalistic premier is retiring.
The political and media class is beholden to a culture of leaking.
The crying over that ‘white genocide’ tweet is ridiculous.
A new law on who can sit where on a bus undermines community life.
The Brexit case was driven by disdain for the demos, not love for parliament.
The online revelling in the smacking of Richard Spencer is pretty tragic.
Women around the world should stand up for abortion rights.
Brexit and other populist revolts create the space for a new politics.
The art critic and the search for meaning.
China’s campus clampdown is shocking. But state censorship is a growing problem in the West, too.
It’s about celebrating a modern, successful nation, not colonialism.
The McGregor-Morgan spat took celebrity self-righteousness to new heights.
May’s industrial strategy isn’t enough to boost productivity.
An insecure, illiberal man-child now occupies the White House.
Elitists trying to thwart the people’s will now claim to defend democracy.
The charge of racism is now used to silence people we disagree with.
Please don’t hang drunken snaps from Tinder next to Velázquez.
Deborah Lipstadt on Denial, David Irving and free speech.
Rejecting our common inheritance has dire consequences for the future.
Ralph Fevre’s latest explores the future of work and politics.
Behavioural economics adds a pseudo-scientific sheen to anti-democracy.
Cordelia Fine’s excellent new book takes apart the idea that male and female behaviours are determined by evolution.
Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz on how we lose and find ourselves.
Julian Baggini on constraint and choice.