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Wednesday 1 May 2002 May 2002
Brendan O’Neill
Who divided Oldham?
Was it the far-right BNP - or mainstream anti-racist policies? Brendan O'Neill reports from Britain's 'race-hate capital'.

Frank Fisher
Boxing in the voter
In the brave new world of touchscreen democracy, spoilt ballot papers are neither permissible, nor possible.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Catholicism in crisis
Even committed atheists should be concerned that the Church of Rome is under threat, not from the forces of rationality, but from a culture of victimhood.

Helene Guldberg
Heavy petting
The discussion of a 'bill of rights' for animals enshrines a low-life view of people.

Patrick West
Modernity's malcontents
Terrorism goes geeky, the Queen goes hippy, and the far right goes green.

Friday 3 May 2002
Jennie Bristow
Baby maybe
In a society starved of certainty, there is no 'baby hunger'.

Mick Hume
Who's afraid of the far right?
A couple of local council seats for the BNP does not signify the resurgence of fascism, any more than the election of a man dressed in a monkey suit as the mayor of Hartlepool shows the rise of primate power.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 May
ITV Digital failed as Buffy the Vampire Slayer started on Sky One. Ever since then, I’ve been putting off the inevitable.

Josie Appleton
WOMBLES wandering free
...but what were they doing there? Josie Appleton reports from the hotbed of inactivity at London's May Day protests.

Rob Lyons
'Over the moon' in June
A World Cup watcher prepares for his trip to Japan, and gives the latest on offensive umbrellas, the Puccini wars and Beckham's hosiery.

Sandy Starr
Taking liberties all round
How can shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin 'debate' David Blunkett on freedom - when both agree that safety comes first?

Brendan O’Neill
Muddled marines
Will Britain's Royal Marines 'finish off bin Laden' - or just 'cramp his style'?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 3 May
The FA Cup has lost its lustre. So what?

Wednesday 8 May 2002
Jennie Bristow
You Can't Think That
The furore surrounding Ann Winterton’s gaffe is not about how the Tories view race, but about how society views jokes.

A public event in London examining the implications of human genetics for politics and society.
A Posthuman Future?
A public event in London examining the implications of human genetics for politics and society.

Josie Appleton
Imagining America
By unpicking our views of America, two new books show us how we see ourselves.

Fiona Harvey
A line on Linux
Is Linux the heir to communist revolution - or the bastard son of Geoffrey from Rainbow?

Patrick West
Painting by laws
The only people who will suffer from London’s proposed anti-grafitti legislation are tomorrow's Rolf Harrises.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Return of the babysnatchers?
Ignore the headlines: we need less hospital security, not more.

Friday 10 May 2002
Tessa Mayes
Press freedom: it's not trivial
Journalists should stand up for free speech - while questioning the media’s obsession with people's personal lives.

Neil Davenport
Doing fascists a favour
The left's 'No Platform' policy has elevated the BNP.

Mick Hume
Pim Fortuyn and the fallout from 11 September
Why the killing of one little-known politician has shaken the Continent.

Barbara Hewson
Private lives, public obsession
Just because something interests the public doesn't mean it is in the public interest to publish it.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 10 May
Stuart Drummond, Hartlepool's monkey mayor, has broken the golden rule of mascots - never step out of costume.

Josie Appleton
Tolerating Fortuyn
Why is Europe so sure that Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is 'no Le Pen'?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 10 May
TV news: 'Is it anything?'

Ray Crowley
Barking mad
Is Club 18-30 demeaning to dogs?

Tuesday 14 May 2002
Jennie Bristow
Don't put safety first
Potters Bar crash: how the culture of fear paralyses Britain.

Brendan O’Neill
How hardline is Israel?
Israeli policy on Palestine is more fluid than many commentators think.

US media: whose side are they on?
US media: whose side are they on?
American newspapers' confusion over how to 'get it right' on the Middle East reflects deeper confusions within the US government.

Peter Andras and Bruce Charlton
Unhealthy hype
There is a vast gulf between the real health service as experienced by people and the 'virtual NHS' of official statistics.

Wednesday 15 May 2002
Frank Furedi
History has not yet begun
Liberalism and socialism belonged to the Stone Age of ideologies. Now we are ready to crawl out of the caves.

Patrick West
Of cyborgs and men
What's the biggest threat: cyborgs, hooligans, or a healthy diet?

Ray Crowley
Tusk, tusk
Campaigns against ivory poaching put African people on the sharp end of survival.

Sandy Starr
Towering stupidity
The campaign to rename the film of Tolkien's The Two Towers might be a joke, but this fan isn't laughing.

Thursday 16 May 2002
Josie Appleton
The mother of all stunts
Jailing a mother because her kids skip school is gesture politics, with a very real consequence.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 16 May
Don't worry about England's midfield injuries - our World Cup weakness will be the defence.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 16 May
Post-9/11, TV dramas still stand or fall on how they handle personal life.

Monday 20 May 2002
Peter Smith
Winging it
Despite the panics that dog the airline industry, passengers plump for the benefits of flying.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Andrew Wakefield: misguided maverick
The doctor behind the MMR-autism scare has never proved his case. That hasn't prevented him from getting a platform everywhere from the Lancet to Private Eye.

Mick Hume
Could Bush have prevented 11 September?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 21 May 2002
Thomas Deichmann
How anthraxiety infected Europe
After 11 September, Germany witnessed an unhappy marriage between fears of terrorism and concerns about biotechnology - providing fertile ground for an anthrax panic.

Alan Miller
Fast cars and loose morals
So far as car rallies go, you need balls for the Gumball.

Josie Appleton
Home truths
An Asian youth worker believes that the war on terrorism has helped Islamicise young British Muslims.

Aidan Campbell
Generation Zen
Zen has been modified to suit Western youth's desire to 'pick and mix'

Sandy Starr
Star Wars: Tears of a Clone
A lifetime Star Wars fan learns to let go.

Wednesday 22 May 2002
Patrick West
Friends and enemies
Why I love Friends Reunited, don’t love Sinn Fein, and hate interfering football stewards.

Ray Crowley
Unreality TV
Why does every news bulletin look like Brass Eye?

Helene Guldberg
'I have not jumped off the modernity boat'
Francis Fukuyama talks about History after 11 September, human exceptionalism, Ritalin and Islam.

Tabasam Haseen
Bollywood blues
Bollywood films might be taking Britain by storm, but they're still watched almost exclusively by Asians.

Thursday 23 May 2002
Jennie Bristow
Treating criminals like addicts
Unable to hold the line on drugs, politicians get the health service to do the job of the courts.

Josie Appleton
The battle of Sangatte
Why does the spectre of the asylum seeker haunt the UK establishment?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 23 May
The fight over whaling is less an East-West cultural clash than an argument within Western culture.

Simon Wessely
World Trade Centre syndrome
We are healthier than ever - but fear is making us ill.

Hazhir Teimourian
Iran's problems
Iran's problems

Friday 24 May 2002
Brendan O’Neill
Why the marines messed up
It's easier to fight a war in the British tabloids than in the Afghan hills.

Tuesday 28 May 2002
Mick Hume
Kashmir - whose 'war on terrorism'?
We are witnessing a piece of military-diplomatic theatre, played out for the benefit of an international audience.

Carlton Brick
Too Keane to win
Why there's no place for Ireland's Roy Keane in the World Cup.

Kenan Malik
All cultures are not equal
Western liberals and Islamic fundamentalists both reject ideas of modernity, universality and progress.

Mark Adnum
Advertising Oz
Politicians want films to promote Australia - but nicely.

Timandra Harkness
'It's like something between the Olympics and Christmas'
Young Australians' annual pilgrimage to Gallipoli has little to do with commemorating those who died in 1915.

Wednesday 29 May 2002
Josie Appleton
Triumph of the crows
The downfall of UK transport secretary Stephen Byers will benefit nobody.

Thursday 30 May 2002
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 30 May
After midnight, satellite TV comes into its own.

Ray Crowley
The real wannabes
Forget the saddos who applied to be on Big Brother - the show's producers are just as desperate for 15 minutes of fame.

Bill Durodié
Speaking of science
The UK prime minister has celebrated science - too cautiously.

Hilary Salt
Pensions in peril
The business world is adopting safer, but lamer, pension schemes.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 30 May
Football hooligans disgust and frighten us - but they fascinate us too.

Jennie Bristow
Golden Jubilee blues
The World Cup/Golden Jubilee/Bank Holiday combo will be good fun. But where's the Shared National Experience?


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