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Review of books

July 2014
Liberals against liberalism
Liberals against liberalism

Daniel Ben-Ami

Liberals against liberalism

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

July 2014

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Helene Guldberg cheers a psychiatrist’s revolt against the branding of everyone as mentally disordered, Daniel Ben-Ami wonders when liberals became so illiberal, Rob Killick praises Rod Liddle’s one-man war against the New Establishment, Christopher Bray reveals how bitchy Isaiah Berlin could be… and there’s more besides. Enjoy!

Review of books

June 2014
A one-eyed view of the working class
A one-eyed view of the working class

Neil Davenport

A one-eyed view of the working class

Selina Todd’s new tome is long on research but short on insight.

June 2014

Review of books

Never shy of tackling the big questions, in this month's spiked review of books we take on God, morality and learning. Michael Fitzpatrick wonders why mankind struggles to fill its God-shaped hole; Frank Furedi calls for moral judgement instead of nudging; and Tim Black and Joanna Williams interrogate the crisis of education. Enjoy!

Review of books

May 2014
UKIP: the revolt of the ‘left behind’
UKIP: the revolt of the ‘left behind’

Tim Black

UKIP: the revolt of the ‘left behind’

Far-right fearmongering mars a decent attempt to explain the rise of UKIP.

May 2014

Review of books

In this issue of spiked’s monthly tussle with the big books and ideas of our age, we pick apart Piketty, revisit the Sixties, have a word with the prophets of scientism, and question fearmongering about the far right. Your in-depth, reasoned guide to thought and politics, in the spiked review of books every month.

Review of books

April 2014
Let’s make Paine’s Age of Reason a reality
Let’s make Paine’s Age of Reason a reality

Frank Furedi

Let's make Paine's Age of Reason a reality

Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.

April 2014

Review of books

At spiked, we have always believed in taking big ideas seriously - and where better to wrestle with the biggest ideas and have out the hardest arguments than in the world of books? So here, back by popular demand, is the spiked review of books. Enjoy the issue.

Review of books

May 2013
The two Gatsbys
The two Gatsbys

Daniel Ben-Ami

The two Gatsbys

Yes, Fitzgerald’s novel was written in an era of cultural pessimism, but it has a powerful sense of possibility – something its contemporary interpreters tend to obscure.

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