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Friday 3 January 2003 January 2003
Patrick West
No more heroes
The UK government gives honours to victims.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 January
Chinese baby-eating is little more than Young British Art gone mad.

Ray Crowley
2003 resolutions
Avoid well-meaning documentaries, take statistics and news headlines with a pinch of salt, and never mind the health warnings.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Breaking psychiatry's chains
There is a need for new ways to make sense of madness.

Ed Barrett
Joe Strummer and me
The deceased punk icon might not have changed the world, but he saved my life.

Brendan O’Neill
Koreaing off the rails
How US foreign policy made a pariah of North Korea.

Mick Hume
Why Blair wishes us a gloomy New Year
The UK prime minister's 2003 message is ripe for a time when political leadership is about promising nothing and delivering less.

Mick Hume
Why Blair wishes us a gloomy New Year
The UK prime minister's 2003 message is ripe for a time when political leadership is about promising nothing and delivering less.

Brendan O’Neill
Koreaing off the rails
How US foreign policy made a pariah of North Korea.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Breaking psychiatry's chains
There is a need for new ways to make sense of madness.

Ray Crowley
2003 resolutions
Avoid well-meaning documentaries, take statistics and news headlines with a pinch of salt, and never mind the health warnings.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 January
Dolan Cummings

Patrick West
No more heroes
The UK government gives honours to victims.

Monday 6 January 2003
Mick Hume
Gunning for easy targets
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume
Gunning for easy targets
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 7 January 2003
Sandy Starr
We scare because we care
A government campaign to keep kids safe online risks putting their enjoyment of the internet in danger.

Josie Appleton
Pie-in-the-sky policy
New Labour’s 'eye-catching initiatives' make the headlines when they fail.

Brendan O’Neill
War games
Bush and Blair are making up their Iraq policy as they go along. That's what makes it so dangerous.

Jennie Bristow
Gangsta rap crap
Music doesn't turn kids into killers - nor can it make them all saints.

Brendan O’Neill
War games
Bush and Blair are making up their Iraq policy as they go along. That's what makes it so dangerous.

Sandy Starr
We scare because we care
A government campaign to keep kids safe online risks putting their enjoyment of the internet in danger.

Thursday 9 January 2003
Dolan Cummings
Childish things
Gangs of New York: not building America so much as playing private vicious games.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 9 January
Football's 2002: missile-throwing, bankruptcy and the World Order is overthrown.

Ray Crowley
Shock troops
'Behavioural consultants' tell teachers how to recognise signs of boredom in their students.

Patrick West
Chickens chicken out on freedom
Why the Animal Liberation Front tried to liberate 7000 hens - and 150 of them died.

Barbara Hewson
Girls behaving badly
The dubious rape cases now reaching court call for a re-thinking of complainant anonymity.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 9 January
Ou Dede and his Daughters: reality TV has inherited the ethical dilemmas of anthropology, and vice versa.

Roger Bate and Richard Tren
Let us spray
The Stockholm Convention to reduce the use of chemicals like DDT will be a disaster for the developing world.

Dolan Cummings
Childish things
Gangs of New York: not building America so much as playing private vicious games.

Monday 13 January 2003
Mick Hume
Talking 'bout my degeneration
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Barbara Hewson
The scourges of St Trinian's
Civil servants dressed as schoolgirls cause trouble in the Lord Chancellor's department.

Dan Frost
The cost of free software
What you win and lose with Linux.

Tuesday 14 January 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Gone to the blogs
Weblogging is fun, but it’s no journalistic revolution.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Deflation: inflated concerns
Why have falling prices in the world economy led to prophecies of doom?

Jennie Bristow
Who's got a dirty mind?
Pete Townshend says that he accessed child pornography to be a 'vigilante' against paedophilia. That's pretty sick, too.

Allison Felus
8 Miles and counting
Eminem's debut film is good - but why didn't the director take his star's advice and 'lose himself'?

Thursday 16 January 2003
Julian Grenier
Writing wrongs
A nursery teacher reads between the lines of the UK government's confused National Literacy Strategy.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 16 January
Lee Bowyer's pursuers will not rest until he has been hounded out of football.

Patrick West
Witch-hunting the unwitting
The new high priests of anti-racism want to exorcise our demons.

Helene Guldberg
The Lomborg Inquisition
The latest attack on 'Skeptical Environmentalist' Bjørn Lomborg shows how risk consciousness has become an orthodoxy that we aren't allowed to question.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 16 January
There's more to good cop shows than shaky camera work.

Friday 17 January 2003
Brendan O’Neill
NPT: a destructive agreement
What has the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty done for world peace lately? Absolutely nothing.

Monday 20 January 2003
Josie Appleton
Making an exhibition of museums
The Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries aims to create buzz about projects that aim to create buzz.

Mick Hume
I was a teenage Walton Hopper
Was the Walton Hop really a paedophile’s paradise? Ex-Hopper Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume
Moral cowardice - what hawks and doves have in common
There is little evidence of either war fever or anti-war fervour in America or Britain.

Wednesday 22 January 2003
Bruno Waterfield
Imposing 'parallel lives'
How the concept of 'institutionalised racism' leads to estrangement, division and confusion.

Mick Hume
Too scared to fight...
...and too scared not to fight. spiked editor Mick Hume on the Iraqi crisis, in The Times (London).

Thursday 23 January 2003
Barbara Hewson
Fetishising images
Viewing child pornography is coming to be equated with criminal responsibility for rape. This has worrying implications for liberty and the law.

Brian Thomas
Seeds of the future
When it comes to GM crops, Europe could learn a lot from the developing world.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 23 January
Michael Owen's gambling vice almost made him appealing - until he went and spoilt it.

Patrick West
Getting carried away
The London Mayor goes for the school run; and the Commission for Racial Equality shows its obsession with colour.

Brendan O’Neill
These boots were made for talking about
Why soldiers' concerns about their inadequate kits are hitting the headlines in the UK.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 23 January
Kenyon's investigation of the state of the London Underground fails to go deep.

Ray Crowley
Holy War in north London
A Finsbury Park resident on her extreme neighbours.

Helen Groom
A temporary vocation
Is teaching just another job - and should it be?

Helen Groom
Fees and me
London students talk about paying for higher education.

Monday 27 January 2003
Mick Hume
Culture of the loser
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 28 January 2003
Brendan O’Neill
The other war
Europe's dispute with America is not all about Iraq.

Joanna Williams
Why vocational GCSEs won't work
Making the UK curriculum for 14- to 19-year-olds more ‘relevant’ will only make pupils more bored. A teacher writes.

Kathryn Ecclestone
Lifelong learning: education or therapy?
A lecturer assesses the demoralisation of post-16 education in the UK.

Sandy Starr
Unleashing the net
IPv6: addressing the address issue.

Neil Davenport
Stupid white self-loathing
White commentators are suffering from the honky blues.

Jennie Bristow
Nothing goes
Even before the Tube accident, UK transport policy was to stop people from travelling.

Thursday 30 January 2003
Allison Felus and Toby Marshall
More than a Holocaust movie
Two reviewers heard Roman Polanski strike different notes in The Pianist.

Ray Crowley
Sperm wars
Children who want to know 'where they came from' don't need to know the name of their mother's sperm donor.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 30 January
Torso in the Thames showed police and documentary-makers possessed with 'muti murder' fetish.

Bill Durodié
A state of dis-union
President Bush's speech showed up the lack of ambition in modern America.

Patrick West
Pitched battles
In the noughties, Britain's most magnificent export is sport-related fighting.

Friday 31 January 2003
Helene Guldberg
The missed lesson of the Climbie inquiry
Child protection officials are so obsessed with seeing abuse everywhere that they miss it when it is under their noses.


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