Books & Essays
Books & Essays
19 June 2015

‘Young people aren’t being held back by grasping elders’

PODCAST: Jennie Bristow discusses her new book on Boomer-blaming.

18 June 2015

Heretics are the heroes of the fight for free speech

Mick Hume’s new book, Trigger Warning, recounts an heretical history.

Feminism and the turn against Enlightenment

The new feminism is the gloss on the West’s loss of faith in itself.

15 May 2015

Motown and the end of the American Dream

Detroit 67 is a gritty portrait of the year Motown unravelled.

Fifty Shades: an uprising against fun-free feminism

After 50 years of feminism, women want to fantasise about dominant men.

9 January 2015

Ulrich Beck and the turn against modernity

The late sociologist encapsulated the fears of our era.

19 December 2014

‘It’s about time someone said abortion is a social good’

Ann Furedi discusses Katha Pollitt's Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.

23 September 2014

Academic freedom is a big deal

The pursuit of truth is more important than lecturers’ or students’ feelings.

24 August 2014

What really happened in Rwanda?

Everything you know about the genocide is wrong, says Barrie Collins.

10 July 2014

New on spiked... our monthly review of books podcast

Podcast: spiked reviewers talk snobby liberals, psychiatric tyranny and Rod Liddle.