October 2017

Alexander Adams Monday 2 October 2017 comments

Basquiat versus Banksy

One was an artist, the other just a talented graphic designer.

Adrian Hart Monday 2 October 2017 comments

The myth of playground racism

The obsession with racist kids is driven by class prejudice.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 2 October 2017 comments

From Brexit to Catalonia: the silencing of citizens’ voices

The Spanish state's violence echoes the Brexitphobia of our own elites.

James Lacey Tuesday 3 October 2017 comments

Why Germans support the AfD

It owes far more to existential fears than anti-immigrant sentiment.

Tim Black Tuesday 3 October 2017 comments

What’s the point of the Tories?

May's Conservative Party is now aping Labour policies.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 3 October 2017 comments

Not all acts of mass murder are terrorism

Calling Vegas 'terrorism' is another way of downplaying the Islamist threat.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 4 October 2017 comments

Guns aren’t to blame for the horror in Vegas

Fetishising weapons leads to a distorted public discussion.

Tim Lott Wednesday 4 October 2017 comments

‘If I can’t say what I think, then I don’t get to think’

Jordan Peterson talks to Tim Lott about freedom, gender and tyranny.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 4 October 2017 comments

Ruth Davidson: poster girl of the flimsy new politics

The media love for her sums up how hollow politics has become.

Christian Butler Thursday 5 October 2017 comments

Follies: sorrow and spectacle

The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.

Luke Gittos Thursday 5 October 2017 comments

Lavinia Woodward and the importance of mercy

This controversial ruling represented the best of our justice system.

Patrick West Thursday 5 October 2017 comments

How the left and right switched places

It’s now the left that views Man as fallen and corrupt.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 October 2017 comments

May: the leader the Technocrat Party deserves

Forget the cough and ‘comedy’ – look at the dire content of the PM’s speech.

Mark Aldulaimi Friday 6 October 2017 comments

The truth of the Anti-Slavery Society

A new book shows that the society was far from a principled crusade against a great evil.

Jon Holbrook Friday 6 October 2017 comments

Transforming conservatism

Roger Scruton’s latest book captures the force – and the flaws – of the conservative worldview.

Christopher Bray Friday 6 October 2017 comments

The fall of the rock stars

David Hepworth’s Uncommon People is a comedic requiem for a lost age.

Joanna Williams Friday 6 October 2017 comments

Education: a radical tradition

Nicholas Tate’s conservative case for education is, today, also the most revolutionary.

Boris Dralyuk Friday 6 October 2017 comments

1917 in their own words

A compelling anthology of Russian writing from 1917 illuminates a long-obscured cultural moment.

Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 6 October 2017 comments

October 1917: a noble, ambitious revolution

One hundred years on from the central event of the 20th century.

Susan Weissman Friday 6 October 2017 comments

Victor Serge: towards freedom

On the Bolshevik who defended democracy and individual liberty.

Neil Davidson Friday 6 October 2017 comments

The revolutionary bourgeoisie

On the great social transformations that made our world.

Sean Collins Friday 6 October 2017 comments

The cause of mankind

The American Revolution changed the world, and it isn’t finished yet.

spiked podcast Friday 6 October 2017 comments

‘The Catalan crisis confirms the EU is tearing nations apart’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the withering of nationhood.

Mica Soellner Monday 9 October 2017 comments

Universities must rediscover the passion for knowledge

General-education courses make learning a tick-box exercise.

Luke Gittos Monday 9 October 2017 comments

Ted Heath: another dead man on trial

Historical sex-abuse investigations are harming justice.

Tom Slater Monday 9 October 2017 comments

No one can save the Tories

Young blood isn't enough to revive this zombie party.

Wendy Earle Tuesday 10 October 2017 comments

Can Saatchi still shock?

A new exhibition suggests iconoclasm is a spent force.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 10 October 2017 comments

Why cheating has become the norm

The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 10 October 2017 comments

Stop abusing the Weinstein exposé

Both conservatives and liberals are engaging in a petty tit-for-tat.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 10 October 2017 comments

The idiocy of calling Corbynistas ‘Marxists’

There’s nothing red about these bland, unambitious, lame leftists.

Wendy Kaminer Wednesday 11 October 2017 comments

How to resolve the culture war over ‘gay cakes’

We need a compromise between individual liberty and civil rights.

Donal Fallon Wednesday 11 October 2017 comments

The Taoiseach who championed censorship

The obits for Liam Cosgrave have glossed over his deep illiberalism.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 11 October 2017 comments

The war on Brexit is a war on democracy

Let’s get real: the elite hatred for Brexit is a hatred for people power.

Christian Butler Thursday 12 October 2017 comments

My enthusiasm is curbed

The ninth season of Larry David’s show is shaping up to be disappointing.

Steve Bremner Thursday 12 October 2017 comments

Blade Runner 2049: where’s the humanity?

The visuals are breathtaking, but the story leaves you cold.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 12 October 2017 comments

The hysteria in the Harvey Weinstein scandal

This is no longer about individual justice – it’s about collective vengeance.

Mick Hume Thursday 12 October 2017 comments

No surrender in the new free‑speech wars

The ACLU’s own staff are attacking it for defending the alt-right’s rights.

spiked podcast Friday 13 October 2017 comments

‘I’ve been called a race denier’

Munira Mirza on the dangers of fearmongering about racism.

Joanna Williams Friday 13 October 2017 comments

We need to talk about transgenderism

Trans politics has engulfed our institutions, with zero debate.

Joe Kolman Friday 13 October 2017 comments

Class struggle: how identity politics divided a campus

Meet the Reed student driven out of college for questioning a protest.

Michael P Fitzpatrick Friday 13 October 2017 comments

The taming
of Eminem

His anti-Trump freestyle is being praised by the PC elite he once raged against.

Rob Lyons Monday 16 October 2017 comments

Scotland, like the rest of Britain, needs creative destruction

To revive the economy, we must let zombie companies die.

Fraser Myers Monday 16 October 2017 comments

Hollywood vs Africa: the rise of celebrity colonialism

Some global bodies seriously want actors to police the Third World.

spiked Monday 16 October 2017 comments

What happened when spiked tried to discuss identity at Rutgers

Protests, disruptions and debate at our Unsafe Space panel at Rutgers University.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 16 October 2017 comments

Austria: so much for the death of populism

Austria’s election results are a nightmare for the EU. Good.