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Review of books

May 2015
Happiness: a modern malaise
Happiness: a modern malaise

Kathryn Ecclestone

Happiness: a modern malaise

Two enlightening new books explore the miserable rise of the happiness industry.

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!

Review of books

January 2015
The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in
The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in

Frank Furedi

The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in

My mother would have recognised but not understood this depiction of Ravensbrück.

January 2015

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, Frank Furedi finds much to ponder in Sarah Helm's account of Ravensbrück, the women-only Nazi concentration camp in which his mother was held; Elsa Makouezi peers into the faithless world of Michel Houellebecq; Alexander Adams investigates the brave but disastrous 1845 Arctic journey of Sir John Franklin; and much more - enjoy!

Review of books

December 2014
Viz - still the biz
Viz - still the biz

Mick Hume

Viz – still the biz

Happy 35th to ‘the shittest magazine in Britain and possibly the world’.

December 2014

Review of books

In this month’s spiked review of books, the brilliant Howard Jacobson ponders the deadly seriousness of comedy, and the eternal return of anti-Semitism; Ann Furedi praises a pro-abortion manifesto from Katha Pollitt; Mick Hume revels in the comic glories of Viz. Plus, spiked writers name their books of the year – enjoy!

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