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Monday 3 November 2003 November 2003
Mick Hume
Listless Britain
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on our obsession with making lists.

Tuesday 4 November 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Royale with sleaze
There is more to the House of Windsor's crisis than what the butler saw.

Josie Appleton
Virtual history
How can a website about Islamic civilisation hope to bridge Britain's ethnic divisions?

Rob Lyons
Ship of doom?
Why the passengers aboard Aurora have been left all at sea.

Thursday 6 November 2003
Kevin Yuill
Euthanasia in Europe: a morbid debate
Death is no answer to the problems of life.

Rob Lyons
Weighing the arguments
Obesity is not the public health enemy that many claim.

Graham Barnfield
Cultural Depression
Seabiscuit and Dogville give differing views of 1930s America.

Ivan Eland
Occupational shifts
Handing responsibility for Iraq from the Pentagon to the White House could end up inflaming the violence.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 6 November
Bye bye Brookside.

Patrick West
Leaves on the whine
Our train tracks are not the first in history to suffer from fallen foliage.

Timandra Harkness
The Viagra Myth
A new book suggests that when it comes to problems with sex, we're looking for solutions in the wrong place.

Friday 7 November 2003
Brendan O’Neill
War - what was it for?
It will take more than cookies and speeches to boost coalition troops' morale.

Tuesday 11 November 2003
Jennie Bristow
UK public: 'Let parents decide what to feed their kids'
Over 90 percent of people think that it should be parents, rather than the government or food industry, who decide the best food for their children - and nobody thinks that we need more government information about nutrition, finds a new spiked/YouGov poll.

Thursday 13 November 2003
Josie Appleton
Playing the ID card
The British government is introducing ID cards because it feels that its citizens are strangers.

Conrad Lichtenstein
Evaluating the farm-scale trials
The GM trials set a worrying precedent for other new agricultural technologies.

John Conroy
A time to reap
The Brazilian government's compromise on GM soya has sowed conflict and confusion.

Mick Hume
Ghost ship scare holds no water
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Daniel Ben-Ami
'Debt addiction': don't buy it
It's not weak-willed consumers but a weak economy that is to blame for Britain's rising debt.

Mick Hume
The more they talk about 'choice', the less we get
Whether it's selecting the sex of their baby or smoking in public, people should have the right to make the 'wrong' choices.

Pete Smith
Taxing flight
In the name of saving the world, environmentalists want to stop air travellers from seeing it.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 13 November
A prostitute catches Louis Theroux faking it.

Patrick West
Getting the cross in a twist
In the Church Of England, the gay issue has outed some odd arguments.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 13 November
The crisis at the other Palace.

Friday 14 November 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Is Iraq the new Vietnam?
Why the memory of Vietnam is haunting both coalition supporters and critics in Iraq.

Jennie Bristow
Gay times
What's behind society’s rampant homophilia?

Monday 17 November 2003
Mick Hume
Rugby and union?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the search for some sort of national identity in everything from ID cards to sport.

Brendan O’Neill
Bush-bashing in the UK
What's so special about this US president?

Wednesday 19 November 2003
Mick Hume
Anti-Bush protests: the personal is not political
President Bush has become the symbol of one minority it is deemed politically correct to hate.

Thursday 20 November 2003
Jennie Bristow
Bring down Hodge - but not for this
The disturbing case of the UK children's minister and the offended abuse victim.

Josie Appleton
A 'socially responsible' flutter
The UK government's proposals for reforming the gambling industry will place a regulatory hand on every card dealt.

Martyn Perks
What iCan can't do
The BBC's new website will not build community or rescue democracy.

Penny Lewis
Fraser Inquiry: a costly investigation
Poking around in the foundations of the Holyrood building will undermine the Scottish Parliament even further.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 20 November
It's tough being 14 on Channel 4.

Patrick West
Trying is easy
Rugby union is England's methadone football, a substitute for our inability to get our fix of the real thing.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 20 November
Offside readers find the game boring, hate the song and don't understand the rules - so why will they be glued to the rugby World Cup final?

James Heartfield
After the New Economy
Doug Henwood's new book explains the real world trends behind complex economic statistics.

Josie Appleton
Conceptual art
What's the idea?

Tamsin Francis
Sex, death (and art)
Many visitors were left unmoved by the 'Stomach Turner Prize'.

Monday 24 November 2003
Brendan O’Neill
'Revolution' from without
For all the talk of people power, it was international meddling that drove the weekend's events in Georgia.

Tiffany Jenkins
Burying the evidence
A report by the UK government's 'Human Remains Working Group' shrouds history in mystery, to the detriment of science.

James Heartfield
Said's legacy
The London Review of Books hosts a memorial debate on Palestinian scholar Edward Said.

Mick Hume
Terrorising ourselves
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on how our vulnerable society risks doing al-Qaeda's dirty work for it.

Wednesday 26 November 2003
Chris Gilligan
Assembly of what?
Northern Ireland's elections expose the political void.

Josie Appleton
Chattering classes
A national 'talk-in' between New Labour and the public will mean that even less of substance is said.

Josie Appleton
Chattering classes
A national 'talk-in' between New Labour and the public will mean that even less of substance is said.

Thursday 27 November 2003
Jennie Bristow
Michael Jackson: Get Real
Child abuse allegations have become today's preferred form of celebrity-bashing. That's bad.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 27 November
Celebrities, gods and the Baghdad Blogger.

Tony Gilland
Bird-brained theories
Is modern farming chasing birds from the hedgerows?

Patrick West
Danger, mouse
How does one prepare for the transition from vegetarianism to meat-eating? By learning to kill vermin.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 27 November
It's time to return from Planet Rugby.

Bill Durodié
Phone alarm
A new book examines how the culture of precaution shaped public fears over mobile phones.

Friday 28 November 2003
Rob Lyons
Try again
Rugby is not a panacea for all of England's ills.

Brendan O’Neill
Does al-Qaeda exist?
Not in the way that we think, say some terrorism experts.

Jennie Bristow
Queen's Speech: A personal problem
With all the talk about top-up fees, nobody mentions that the UK government wants to interfere with our babies, run our relationships and worry about our dead bodies.


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