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11 February 2014

The Sochi boycott: a two-minute hate

Brendan O'Neill says the campaign to boycott the Winter Olympics in protest of Russia's anti-gay laws is meaningless moral posturing.

4 February 2014

‘Pop music is no longer aspirational’

Neil Davenport says the death of pop music goes hand in hand with the death of ambitious youth.

28 January 2014

‘In Egypt, we are seeing the return of the old order’

Karl Sharro explains how Western posturing neutered the Arab Spring.

21 January 2014

‘Either you're pro‑choice or you're not’

Ann Furedi says it is a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy on the grounds of gender.

14 January 2014

‘In sport, being openly gay can help your career’

Craig Fairnington on Thomas Hitzlsperger and the quest for an openly gay footballer.

7 January 2014

‘Football is not a hotbed of intolerance’

Duleep Allirajah says anti-racism campaigners are ruining the beautiful game.

17 December 2013

‘Why shouldn't we be gluttonous at Christmas?’

Brendan O'Neill says Christmas has become a magnet for miserabilists, and it's about time we told them where to go.

10 December 2013

‘Privacy is crucial to a vital public sphere’

Tim Black explains how the Nigella Lawson affair illustrates the death of the private sphere.

3 December 2013

‘We don't need laws to tell us how to behave’

Jon Holbrook explains why equality law is making society more intolerant.

26 November 2013

‘A student's happiness is not the business of a university’

Joanna Williams says campus wellbeing services are sapping students' autonomy.