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Review of books

August 2015
A black hero for guilty whites
A black hero for guilty whites

Sean Collins

A black hero for guilty whites

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me offers a disturbing insight into the new racialism.

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’

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‘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!

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