September 2017

Steve Bremner Friday 1 September 2017 comments

Art Sex Music... and freedom

Cosey Fanni Tutti’s entertaining life story also captures her bracing commitment to personal freedom.

Alexander Adams Friday 1 September 2017 comments

The artist who vanished

Bas Jan Ader’s disappearance at sea cemented the legend of this most self-negating of artists.

Nancy McDermott Friday 1 September 2017 comments

Where have all the adults gone?

Ben Sasse’s new book tackles America’s coming-of-age crisis.

Patrick West Friday 1 September 2017 comments

After Diana: the age of emotionalism

It is 20 years since emotional incontinence went mainstream.

Jonathan Haidt Friday 1 September 2017 comments

The fragile generation

Jonathan Haidt on the crisis of resilience on campus.

James L Nolan, Jr Friday 1 September 2017 comments

On the therapeutic state

James L Nolan, Jr reflects on the deepening of therapeutic culture, state intrusion and victimology.

spiked podcast Friday 1 September 2017 comments

‘Labour trusts the EU more than the people’

Podcast: Tom Slater on Labour's inevitable Brexit 'u-turn'.

Edgar Jones Friday 1 September 2017 comments

A traumatic history

Edgar Jones explores the emergence and expansion of the idea of psychological trauma.

Luke Gittos Monday 4 September 2017 comments

Hey, lawyers – leave them kids alone

It’s perverse to have lawyers teaching children about sexual consent.

Tom Slater Monday 4 September 2017 comments

We need to educate the EU about democracy

Yes, leaving the EU is hard, but it is so worth it.

Fawzi Ibrahim Tuesday 5 September 2017 comments

Workers want out of the EU – will the TUC listen?

Trade Unionists Against the EU on why the trade-union movement must embrace Brexit.

Tim Black Tuesday 5 September 2017 comments

Bring back geopolitics

The Korea tensions speak to the death of reasoned diplomacy.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 5 September 2017 comments

This isn’t anti-racism – it’s middle-class misanthropy

Munroe Bergdorf’s class snobbery reveals a lot about identity politics.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 5 September 2017 comments

The FGM panic: a danger to women and girls

The campaign against FGM has done more harm than good.

Rupert Cogan Wednesday 6 September 2017 comments

In defence of national sovereignty

The nation state is the starting point for popular democracy.

Nicola Wright Wednesday 6 September 2017 comments

Why anti-vaxxers shouldn’t be censored

Australians don’t need the state to protect them from bad ideas.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 6 September 2017 comments

Please let this be the last ‘royal baby’

Congrats to Will and Kate, but seriously, let’s abolish the monarchy.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 7 September 2017 comments

‘You should never feel guilty about what you eat’

Anthony Warner on the ‘bullshit’ of health-food fanaticism.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 7 September 2017 comments

So, should we ban Catholics from public life?

The attacks on Jacob Rees-Mogg have a whiff of anti-religious prejudice.

Mick Hume Thursday 7 September 2017 comments

Labour’s ‘Brexit, but...’ puts the mock in democracy

Opposition to the Withdrawal Bill is a backdoor attempt to usurp the Leave vote.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Friday 8 September 2017 comments

It’s time to cool these German-Turkish tensions

Martin Schulz is playing a dangerous game by bashing Erdogan.

Christian Butler Friday 8 September 2017 comments

A typically bad take on autism

Atypical – another drama that plays autism for cheap laughs and sentimentality.

Patrick West Friday 8 September 2017 comments

An all-female Lord of the Flies would be just as savage

In desperate times, gender differences wither away.

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‘The smoking ban was never about health – it was about pushing us around’

Chris Snowdon, Claire Fox and Tom Slater discuss the smoking ban, plastic bags and paying people to jog.

spiked Friday 8 September 2017 comments

The Unsafe Space Tour 2017

Watch videos of our events so far, and stay tuned for more.

Andrew Doyle Monday 11 September 2017 comments

Easily offended hecklers are ruining comedy

Even comedians are now being shouted at for being ‘offensive’.

Jon Holbrook Monday 11 September 2017 comments

Racism is a spent force in British society

David Lammy is wrong about the criminal-justice system.

Munira Mirza Monday 11 September 2017 comments

Lammy review: the myth of institutional racism

This review could do more harm than good for black Britons.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 11 September 2017 comments

A rapist in a women’s prison? Society has lost the plot

It is time people took a stand against the trans ideology.

Pauline Hadaway Tuesday 12 September 2017 comments

Ireland: doing the EU’s dirty work

The EC is pitching Ireland into battle against Brexit.

Tim Black Tuesday 12 September 2017 comments

Remainers’ pro-migrant mask is slipping

It is oligarchy, not migrants, that elite Europhiles are fighting for.

Ben Pile Tuesday 12 September 2017 comments

Beware greens’ scaremongering

Extreme weather is less of a threat than it ever has been.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 12 September 2017 comments

Don’t gender-neutralise our kids

Why the war on gender is bad for children.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 13 September 2017 comments

Why Merkel and Co want to keep politics ‘boring’

Germany’s political class prefers stasis to serious debate.

Mick Hume Wednesday 13 September 2017 comments

Sell Democracy to the EU? No deal

The Brexit talks are a fixed exercise in political punishment.

Mark Birbeck Wednesday 13 September 2017 comments

Damien Hirst’s unbelievable vision

Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable is a powerful exhibition.

Dan King Thursday 14 September 2017 comments

A censorious sign of the times

Ohio State’s window-message ban is joyless and illiberal.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 14 September 2017 comments

Bristol piano man: in defence of romance

The fury against this heartbroken man has been crazy and cruel.

Tom Slater Thursday 14 September 2017 comments

Two cheers for Reed College

The liberal-arts school is standing up to entitled identitarians.

Rob Killick Friday 15 September 2017 comments

Le Carré comes in from the Cold War

The stunning A Legacy of Spies explores the British elite’s ambiguous relationship with its own past.

spiked podcast Friday 15 September 2017 comments

‘It’s racist to say black students can’t relate to Plato’

Tom Slater on the calls to 'decolonise' the syllabus at Reed College.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 15 September 2017 comments

A killing in Harlow: the shame of Remainers

We must confront the elite’s lies about the killing of Arek Jozwik.

Sean Collins Friday 15 September 2017 comments

Hillary is what happened

Her snobby, deluded book proves she has no one to blame but herself.

Christian Butler Monday 18 September 2017 comments

The Death of Stalin: the arrival of Iannucci

In his first non-spin-off film, the writer-director hits on something profound.

Luke Gittos Monday 18 September 2017 comments

Making a mockery of juries

Yet again, misleading research is being used to attack the role of jurors.

Tom Slater Monday 18 September 2017 comments

Jemele Hill and the politicisation of everything

US culture is being consumed by a battle of the snowflakes.

Esther Burke Monday 18 September 2017 comments

George Hook and the sanitisation of Irish debate

It will be a bad day for free speech if the outspoken radio host is sacked.

Tom Bailey Tuesday 19 September 2017 comments

In praise of Thomas Jefferson

Forget covering up his statues: we should be celebrating his ideals.

Tim Black Tuesday 19 September 2017 comments

Aung San Suu Kyi: a childish obsession

We need to stop searching for saviours and demons in global affairs.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 19 September 2017 comments

Parsons Green: silence in the face of terror

Scores dead in six months. When will we take Islamist terror seriously?

Duleep Allirajah Wednesday 20 September 2017 comments

No, Köln fans aren’t a ‘disgrace’

At the Emirates, they brought the kind of passion the English game has lost.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 20 September 2017 comments

Drinking is good for you, and most people know it

Meet Drinkers’ Voice, fighting back against the nanny state.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 20 September 2017 comments

Title IX: the sexual inquisition on campus

The campus rape panic is destroying due process and ruining lives.

Jon Bryan Thursday 21 September 2017 comments

Kick paternalism out of football

Football fans don’t need to be protected from gambling ads.

Fawzi Ibrahim Thursday 21 September 2017 comments

Labour must choose: the people or the Single Market

Staying in the market would be a betrayal of workers.

Mick Hume Thursday 21 September 2017 comments

We voted for Brexit, not for BoJo or his bus

This Boris-bashing is another coded attack on supposedly gullible voters.

Rob Byrne Friday 22 September 2017 comments

Trigger warnings won’t resolve trauma

PTSD shouldn't be dealt with in the classroom.

Patrick Marmion Friday 22 September 2017 comments

Oslo: the death of ethical foreign policy

A play on the 1993 Middle East deal reminds us how bad good intentions can be.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 22 September 2017 comments

That Lukaku chant: it’s open season on ‘football scum’ again

‘Anti-racism’ is a cover for expressing contempt for working-class fans.

spiked podcast Friday 22 September 2017 comments

‘We need to kick politics out of sport’

David French on why the politicisation of everything is bad for American society.

Alexander Adams Monday 25 September 2017 comments

Trouble at the Tate

It’s too big, obsessed with identity politics and run by cultural relativists.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 25 September 2017 comments

Uberphobia: when anti-capitalism turns ugly

The nasty prejudices behind the celebration of Uber’s troubles.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 25 September 2017 comments

The implosion of the German political class

The rise of AfD confirms the upending of politics as we knew it.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 26 September 2017 comments

The use and abuse of Grenfell survivors

The fire survivors are being let down by the government and victims' groups.

Tim Black Tuesday 26 September 2017 comments

Why the Kurds must have independence

The Kurds want national freedom and the West has no right to deny it.

Tom Slater Tuesday 26 September 2017 comments

The problem with ‘taking the knee’

Trump vs NFL players sums up the shallowness of 21st-century politics.

Lucy Steigerwald Wednesday 27 September 2017 comments

The Juggalos’ fight for freedom

Forget the alt-lite provocateurs, these clowns are the real deal.

Christian Butler Wednesday 27 September 2017 comments

Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC

Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 27 September 2017 comments

No, Russian ads didn’t win the election for Trump

The Facebook ads scandal is built on a low view of voters.

Andrew Doyle Thursday 28 September 2017 comments

Why the left must confront the cult of identity politics

These twittering ideologues are a menace to reason and freedom.

Mick Hume Thursday 28 September 2017 comments

Corbyn’s Labour: Mods or Rockers in Brighton

The conference revealed a reality gap in Labour’s plans for government.

Fraser Myers Friday 29 September 2017 comments

If Nietzsche were alive today...

Patrick West’s new book casts a searching, Nietzschean eye over the present.

Tim Black Friday 29 September 2017 comments

Let’s hear it for the Hef

Hugh Hefner’s commitment to liberty should be his lasting legacy.

spiked podcast Saturday 30 September 2017 comments

‘Uberphobia reveals the left’s contempt for workers’

Brendan O'Neill on what's really driving the celebration of the Uber ban.