Slavery reparation: why now?
One hundred and thirty-eight years after slavery was abolished in the USA, what's behind the movement to gain compensation?
Whoever wins, it won't be a Tory
The Conservative Party's leadership election has been marked by one concession after another to New Labour's agenda of the centre ground.
A sectarian peace
As schoolchildren get caught up in sectarian clashes in north Belfast, Brendan O'Neill explains how Northern Ireland's peace process deepened the sectarian divide.
You couldn't make it up
Claire Fox reports on the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival and its obsession with 'real people'.
Unearthing the truth about organic food
The Soil Association says it has 'indicative evidence suggesting' that organic food is slightly more nutritious than non-organic food. And it gets even more wishy-washy than that.
Scores, bores and metaphors
The new Hollywood blockbuster The Score is not much cop as a film - but not half bad as a metaphor for acting.
The perfect TV dinner
Chicken in Martini, with mashed potatoes. Quick, cheap, easy - and the ultimate comfort food.
|Friday 7 September 2001|
The campaign to make smacking a crime will do more harm than good.
Gay is the new straight
Why are European elites rushing to be bridesmaids at same-sex weddings?
Scared - or 'scarred for life'?
Many claim that the schoolchildren of north Belfast will be scarred for life by the past week's sectarian abuse. But children are more robust than we think.
TV UK, 7 September
'We're used to thinking about how ordinary German soldiers found themselves taking part in genocide during the war. We are less used to considering the mindset of those on the right side.'
Leaking the truth
How US officials 'inadvertently' revealed America's bloody role in 1960s Indonesia.
|Monday 10 September 2001|
The Skeptical Environmentalist
John Gillott reviews the book that has landed like a bombshell on environmental debates.
Brass Eye: the regulators' blind spot
The Brass Eye judgement shows that TV regulators support the right of satire to shock and offend - except when it does.
An intelligent guide to medicine
Ignore the philistine reviews by members of the medical profession. Theodore Dalrymple's new book is a much-needed challenge to the pieties of modern medicine.
|Wednesday 12 September 2001|
After the attack on America
As the dust clears over the scenes of carnage, it is worth asking what these events and the reaction to them can tell us about the world we live in now.
|Friday 14 September 2001|
Growing up scared
Will America's national crisis shake its twentysomethings out of their 'quarterlife crisis' - or make the symptoms more severe?
‘Weeping for everything’
As the Queen's Guard played the American national anthem to honour the victims of the attack on America, there was little sense of 'collective grief' - just sad, confused individuals wanting to 'do something, anything'.
It’s war - but against whom?
The world is being reorganised in response to the events of 11 September.
Hysterical coverage, American morality and the unravelling of Empire: spiked readers give their views.
A remarkable new documentary exposes viewers to the ambiguities of a US rape case.
The State of the Planet
The spiked-debate at London's Royal Institution on 12 September 2001 threw 'Skeptical Environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg over to the audience. Here's how he coped.
Rape law: against anonymity
In the interests of justice and equality, neither rape defendants nor rape complainants should have the right to anonymity.
A disturbing view of mental illness
The latest mental health promotion strategy in the UK depicts us all as fragile individuals in need of help.
Offside, 14 September
Where was spiked's football columnist when England beat Germany 5-1? In a bar in northern Italy, with Germans, watching Italy draw nil-nil with Lithuania.
TV UK, 14 September
The footage of people running and screaming in the street ought to bring home the reality of the situation, except that this was like a movie trope.
|Monday 17 September 2001|
Defend liberty - especially now
As the world debates how to combat terrorism, we should not allow our own leaders to erode freedom, in our name.
|Wednesday 19 September 2001|
Made in the USA?
As some of the individuals behind the attacks on America emerge as wealthy and Western-educated, perhaps we should aim our questions closer to home.
Will the UK literati please stop trying to make America's tragedy its own?
The last time a UK government declared 'war on terrorism', the first casualty was liberty.
|Thursday 20 September 2001|
Modern motherhood: isolating problems
Rachel Cusk and Naomi Wolf have provoked a reaction with their new books on the downsides of motherhood. But is housework really the biggest issue?
Three-minute silences, Middle East policy, and Is it Armageddon?: more spiked readers give their views.
Offside, 20 September
Everybody in sport was horrified at the senseless carnage in the USA, but nobody seemed sure about the correct way to respond. To play or not to play?
|Friday 21 September 2001|
A war against terrorism works well in words - but the reality is proving more problematic.
TV UK, 21 September
After a week of relentless crashing, TV seems to be getting back to normality. But is it?
|Tuesday 25 September 2001|
No politics please, we’re peace campaigners
At a peace vigil in London on 22 September, what seemed to bother the protesters more than anything was America's 'attitude'.
The good, the bad and the therapy
The way the web was viewed after the terrorist attacks on America revealed the extent of our love/hate relationship with the internet.
The terrified economy?
The terrorist attacks on America have been blamed for falling share prices, declining tourism, rising unemployment, airline redundancies and less shopping. Daniel Ben-Ami sees the situation differently.
The public meeting 'Stop the war before it starts' on 21 September raised more questions than it answered.
The sight of airlines falling over themselves to tell us all how bad everything has become is unlikely to inspire confidence in air travel.
|Friday 28 September 2001|
Why has Bush not pushed the button?
The US government lacks the authority or legitimacy to act decisively.
Peace vigils, attacking liberty, and the sources of hate: more spiked readers give their views.
Offside, 28 September
What is to be done about European football's dwindling viewing figures? The Champions' League could do with some corrective surgery - but it might be time to put the UEFA Cup out of its misery.
TV UK, 28 September
Cathy Come Home was discussed in parliament. When I Was 12 is more likely to be discussed in personal development classes at school.