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.

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.

James Heartfield Tuesday 17 October 2017 comments

No, colonialism wasn’t a good thing...

...but closing down debate about it will convince no one.

spiked Tuesday 17 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.

Ken McLaughlin Tuesday 17 October 2017 comments

From ‘Glad to be Gay’ to ‘Sad to be Gay’

New NHS guidelines risk re-medicalising homosexuality.

Tom Slater Tuesday 17 October 2017 comments

Labour: more white than red

Its anti-Brexit moves confirm Labour is now the party of reaction.

Liz Wolfe Wednesday 18 October 2017 comments

Why DC should decriminalise sex work

People should be free to do what they want with their bodies.

Stephanie Gutmann Wednesday 18 October 2017 comments

#MeToo: seeing sexual harassment everywhere

The Weinstein scandal is giving rise to a frenzied climate.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 18 October 2017 comments

#MeToo: a moral panic about men

Scaremongering about sexual harassment is bad for women.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 19 October 2017 comments

Macron: more bank manager than leader

Five months on, President Macron still hasn’t set the world alight.

Luke Gittos Thursday 19 October 2017 comments

Why the White Widow deserved to die

We are at war with ISIS – due process doesn’t apply.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 19 October 2017 comments

Germany: democracy delayed

One month after the election and coalition talks have barely begun.

Frank Furedi Thursday 19 October 2017 comments

You can’t fine your way to free speech

Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.

Mick Hume Thursday 19 October 2017 comments

Why is the left pushing this hate-crime panic?

It’s as dubious as the ‘black mugger’ moral panic of the Seventies and Eighties.

Mica Soellner Friday 20 October 2017 comments

Libraries are losing their literary value

They risk becoming hangouts rather than places of discovery.

Fraser Myers Friday 20 October 2017 comments

In defence of the Russian Revolution

A new film busts the mythmaking of anti-revolution historians.

spiked podcast Friday 20 October 2017 comments

‘This is becoming a sexual Salem’

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the global meltdown over Harvey Weinstein.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 20 October 2017 comments

The Twittermob just went from irritating to dangerous

The destruction of Sam Kriss and Rupert Myers is truly alarming.

Tom Slater Friday 20 October 2017 comments

Why is Richard Spencer a thing?

The panic over the alt-right has turned a loser into a threat.

Andrew Doyle Sunday 22 October 2017 comments

Clive Lewis’s vile misogyny

Don’t give me ‘humour’ or ‘context’. This man is a monster.

Andrew Tettenborn Monday 23 October 2017 comments

The myth of Oxbridge racism

David Lammy is utterly wrong, says a former admissions officer.

Tim Black Monday 23 October 2017 comments

This betrayal of the Kurds is a moral travesty

The West stabs Kurdish independence in the back. Again.

Jim Butcher Monday 23 October 2017 comments

In praise of the holiday revolution

Ignore tourism’s miserable critics – mass travel is great.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 23 October 2017 comments

The new feminism is a threat to women’s liberation

Read Brendan O'Neill's foreword to Ella Whelan's new book.

Naomi Firsht Monday 23 October 2017 comments

The feminists who want to bring back chaperones

David Schwimmer’s offer wasn’t sensitive, it was patronising.

Austin Williams Tuesday 24 October 2017 comments

No, China isn’t going back to Maoism

Xi isn’t the nostalgic Communist Western reporters claim he is.

Tom Bailey Tuesday 24 October 2017 comments

Trumpism: more style than substance

Roy Moore’s win reveals a GOP elite that has no idea what it stands for.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 24 October 2017 comments

Feminists and the police: an illiberal alliance

Criminalising street harassment will harm women's freedom.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 October 2017 comments

Now we know: the right is as PC as the left

The Clive Lewis debacle has exposed the right’s own snowflakeism.

Tom Slater Tuesday 24 October 2017 comments

Anti-Remainer McCarthyism? Give me a break…

The elite-Remainer victim complex knows no bounds.

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert Wednesday 25 October 2017 comments

‘The best that has been thought and said’

150 years on, Matthew Arnold still inspires.

Philip Hammond Wednesday 25 October 2017 comments

Why the Russian Revolution matters

A new film busts the myths surrounding 1917.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 25 October 2017 comments

In defence of liberal nationalism

Why progressives should be championing the nation state.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 25 October 2017 comments

Czech election: another blow to the EU

Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe.

James Heartfield Thursday 26 October 2017 comments

A music-hall Marx

Young Marx is a witty romp through his London struggles.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 26 October 2017 comments

Mark Sampson: more David Brent than David Duke

Ill-judged dressing-room banter shouldn’t be a matter for lawyers.

Patrick West Thursday 26 October 2017 comments

Genderfluidity is the latest fashion craze

Why being trans is all the rage among the young and the famous.

Mick Hume Thursday 26 October 2017 comments

Yes, Mr Tusk, the EU must be ‘defeated’

This union of political elites is the enemy of democracy and freedom in Europe.

Terri Murray Friday 27 October 2017 comments

Apostasy: an unforgiving faith

Daniel Kokotajlo provides a compassionate take on the moral struggles of a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

spiked podcast Friday 27 October 2017 comments

‘Free speech is crucial in the battle of ideas’

Claire Fox, Andrew Doyle and Nick Gillespie introduce the 2017 Battle of Ideas festival.

Josie Appleton Friday 27 October 2017 comments

Conscience: a revolutionary calling

At the heart of the Reformation lay the development of our inner moral voice.

Dolan Cummings Friday 27 October 2017 comments

The Reformation: a secular enchantment

Martin Luther’s protest was to give Christians' everyday life an unprecedented new meaning.

Peter Thompson Friday 27 October 2017 comments

Ernst Bloch on Thomas Muntzer

On the Marxist atheist who took religion seriously as the bearer of utopia.