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Review of books

July 2015
Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions
Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions

Bernie Whelan

Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions

The sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird lives up to expectations.

July 2015

Review of books

In this month's spiked review of books, Bernie Whelan discovers a sometimes troubling, morally complex portrait of civil rights-era Alabama in Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman. We also have Michael Fitzpatrick on the role of the scientific heretic; James Woudhuysen on why, 150 years on, Alice's adventures still invoke wonder; Tim Black on Jennie Bristow's takedown of the Baby Boomer bashers; and much more.

Review of books

June 2015
‘Young people aren’t being held back by grasping elders’
‘Young people aren’t being held back by grasping elders’

spiked podcast

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

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

June 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Jennie Bristow talks about her new book on the dangers of generational conflict. Frank Furedi asks why so many see individualism as a problem. Alexander Adams is moved to dark laughter by photomontage artist John Heartfield. Ella Whelan learns how not to do it from Caroline Criado-Perez. And there's much more... enjoy!

Review of books

May 2015
The queer saint with a taste for rough trade
The queer saint with a taste for rough trade

Alexander Adams

The queer saint with a taste for rough trade

A fascinating new biography explores the debauched life of seminal art patron Peter Watson.

May 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Joanna Williams asks who needs misogyny when New Feminists are so happy to present women as weak and confused. Tom Slater dips a toe into the dark net. Emily Hill calls for a rescue operation for the reputation of the great Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky. Niall Crowley revisits the troubled Detroit of 1967. And there's much more… enjoy!

Review of books

April 2015
Dyatlov Pass: a chilling mystery solved?
Dyatlov Pass: a chilling mystery solved?

Alexander Adams

Dyatlov Pass: a chilling mystery solved?

Science may hold the key to unlocking a tragedy that has fascinated since 1959.

April 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Nancy McDermott finds much to ponder in a valiant attempt to tackle the crisis of the American Dream; Neil Davenport peers into the nasty, intolerant eye of the Twitterstorm; Tim Black discovers the secret of ISIS’s success; Alexander Adams enjoys a compelling account of the mystery of Dyatlov Pass; and there’s much more!

Review of books

March 2015
Kant, Peter Pan and why Generation Y won’t grow up
Kant, Peter Pan and why Generation Y won’t grow up

Tom Slater

Kant, Peter Pan and why Generation Y won’t grow up

Susan Neiman's Enlightened insights into my generation's childishness.

March 2015

Review of books

In this month's spiked review of books, Tom Slater enjoys a bracing philosophical call to grow up; Tim Black examines the anti-Semitic promptings lurking in the wings of Martin Heidegger's thought; Alexander Adams savours a portrait of TS Eliot as a young man; David Bowden draws close to the numinous Lila; and there's much more!

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