Obituaries
obituaries

Obituaries

24 April 2007

Yeltsin: the West’s hero-turned-scapegoat

From ‘warrior for democracy’ to drunken buffoon: the former Russian president’s reputation was made and broken by Western pundits.

10 April 2007

In memory of Gina Owens

Helene Guldberg and Wendy Earle pay tribute to a long-time supporter of spiked who died last month.

14 March 2006

After Milosevic

Why the international community turned the ineffectual, authoritarian former president of Yugoslavia into evil personified.

23 August 2005

Mo Mowlam and the politics of disgruntlement

Everyone agrees that she was a 'breath of fresh air', but what exactly did she stand for?

4 March 2005

We’re all gonzo now

Hunter S Thompson's penchant for putting himself in the story is today what passes for mainstream journalism.

5 November 2004

John Peel died in 1998

With Home Truths, he crossed the fine line between Scouse-ish wit and cloying sentimentality.

7 July 2004

Elvis and Marlon

Fifty years on, why we bow down to the King more than the Wild One.

1 October 2003

What Edward Said

A reflection on the Palestinian theorist's strivings, insights and shortcomings.

18 September 2003

Hard Cash and soft men

What Johnny Cash means to the Nick Hornby generation.