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Review of books

October 2015
Chrissie Hynde unedited
Chrissie Hynde unedited

Irene Ogrizek

Chrissie Hynde unedited

The Pretenders’ singer’s memoir is honest, intrepid and in need of an editor.

October 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Raymond Tallis talks about The Black Mirror, his extraordinary reflection on life after death; Christopher Snowdon struggles through a hackademic diatribe on how capitalism makes us ill; Irene Ogrizek finds Chrissie Hynde both compelling and frustrating; Alexander Adams explores the bizarre fate of Ezra Pound; and much more. Enjoy!

Review of books

August 2015
How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’
How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’

Tara McCormack

How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’

ISIS cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.

August 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Ann Furedi savours Luke Gittos’s powerful critique of ‘rape culture’; Sean Collins discovers the new racialism of Ta-Nehisi Coates; Alex Epstein makes the moral case for fossil fuels; Alexander Adams gets stuck into ‘the most important book of the year’; and there's much more. Enjoy!

Review of books

July 2015
Giving science the finger
Giving science the finger

Michael Fitzpatrick

Giving science the finger

Alice Dreger’s new book makes too many concessions to snake-oil salesmen.

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!

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