The Sixties myth
Tony Blair is the latest in a long line to scapegoat the 1960s for the Western elites' own problems.
Education - it’s not for the economy, stupid!
Those who believe that education drives economic growth need some lessons in reality.
|Thursday 5 August 2004|
Self-harm: cut it out
The UK medical authorities are sending the message that young people hurting themselves is an acceptable lifestyle choice.
On terrorism and cynicism
Officials worry that we aren't taking their terror warnings seriously - but what do they expect?
JK Galbraith goes mainstream
The old man of economics is the forefather of contemporary anti-capitalism.
Sign up Private Lynndie for Big Brother
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the end of BB and the start of the Abu Ghraib trial.
The ‘Me Too, But Better’ candidate
Kerry is trying to beat Bush at his own sorry game.
Can’t read, won’t read
'Dyslexia' is becoming a catch-all excuse for poor work.
TV UK, 5 August
The Shield shows that good drama takes time.
Offside, 5 August
We need an FA chief who doesn’t give a damn about private morals.
The writing on the wall
A statue of Justice-in-suspenders is the latest act of adolescent rebellion from London's guerrilla graffiti artist.
|Friday 6 August 2004|
A ‘Stepford wife’ of a remake
Frank Oz's new version of the 70s feminist-thriller flick is a lobotomised clone.
Who’s feminising medicine?
Rising numbers of female doctors are not to blame for problems of leadership and commitment in the medical profession.
|Tuesday 10 August 2004|
Three cheers for the five-in-one jab
The arguments against the new combined vaccine build supposition on to superstition.
|Wednesday 11 August 2004|
Islam on the brain
Concerns over the 'Muslim threat' and Islamophobia are both symptoms of British insecurity.
The strange death of social aspiration
Today's popular culture looks down on those who want to move up in the world.
No substitute for knowing your stuff
Pursuit of knowledge should be at the cutting edge of education.
A genetically modified survey
The UK government consultation on GM food took an unscientific approach to gauging public opinion.
|Friday 13 August 2004|
Will we ever have lift off?
Britain is going into space with the mentality of a thrifty shopkeeper.
Between the myth of global warming and the complex science of climate change.
Offside, 13 August
The Football League's lick of paint doesn't hide the cracks.
The hidden front in America's 'war on terror' is turning dirty.
No to moral imperialism - and moral defeatism
Many of those opposed to the war in Iraq have drawn entirely wrong conclusions from the debacle.
TV UK, 13 August
Getting into the anti-Olympic spirit.
Life may not be a lottery, but the Lotto definitely is
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times London, on rapist Iorworth Hoare and his £7million lotto ticket.
|Monday 16 August 2004|
Why I’m anti-intervention, but not anti-war
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
|Tuesday 17 August 2004|
‘Extreme weather? It’s the norm’
From hurricanes in Florida to flash floods in Cornwall, has the weather gone mad? In fact, says expert Mark Saunders, there's always something 'freakish' happening somewhere.
|Wednesday 18 August 2004|
An ‘A’ for self-esteem
The annual row over exam results fails to address the problem.
The subjective experience of pollution in the city
Chavez: the man and the myth
The Venezuelan president is not the revolutionary his Western admirers imagine him to be.
|Thursday 19 August 2004|
The UK government has no business tracking the children of criminals.
Citius, altius, fortius
Ignore the cynics - the Olympic Games still allow us to glimpse greatness.
Weapons of Minimum Destruction
An American terror expert has a radical theory as to why nobody is using chemical and biological weapons: they aren't much use for killing masses of people.
Slices of life
New technologies that allow people to record the minutiae of their daily lives are a mixed blessing.
How ‘diversity’ breeds division
The more the authorities talk about racism, the more they racialise everyday life.
Inflating the oil crisis
What's behind the hike in prices?
Is that your final answer?
Why are more Oxford students postponing their Finals?
Offside, 19 August
Time to blow the whistle on Match of the Day.
|Friday 20 August 2004|
Pollution and Alzheimer’s study is garbage
No cause for complacency
Pointless developments and political deceit
Children are most sensitive to modern air pollution
TV UK, 20 August
Anti-Americanism is consigning shows like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under to the graveyard slot.
|Monday 23 August 2004|
Let the real Games begin
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why track-and-field is all that matters at the Olympics.
|Tuesday 24 August 2004|
Twenty-first century Antigones?
How the grief of those who lost loved ones in Iraq is being cynically exploited.
The white knight of Darfur
Jack Straw's visit to Khartoum is good news for him, but not for the people of Sudan.
In the battle between 'iconic' and 'inclusive' architecture, both sides have ideological designs on the public.
Report on the spiked-seminar.
Putting Big Brother to the test
TV theorists say BB is more than mere entertainment - so why didn't it have to conform to the strict ethical guidelines for experiments on humans, ask two pyschologists?
|Wednesday 25 August 2004|
Sharing Paula’s pain
Why Radcliffe's marathon breakdown won more headlines than Kelly Holmes' Olympic victory.
Brands: don’t buy the hype
Both corporations and their critics are so obsessed with brands that they ignore the real worlds of work and politics.
Why the Marbles must stay
Only by visiting the British Museum will you discover why the Parthenon Marbles belong there.
A New York journalist looks enviously at European coverage of the Iraq war.
Emotional news in the Control Room
A British journalist thinks Al-Jazeera has more in common with Western news channels than its critics like to admit.
|Friday 27 August 2004|
Fool’s gold standard
An A-level examiner on how the content, criteria and assessment methods of today's A-levels sell students short.
It’s PC gone mainstream!
Michael Howard's attack on 'PC gone mad' misses the point: the Tory Party is now as politically correct as every other British institution.
TV UK, 27 August
There have been enough August TV repeats to wear the tapes out.
Offside, 27 August
'Bottle' is the elusive quality that separates Olympic champions from the rest.
|Tuesday 31 August 2004|
Shocking solution to congestion: build more roads
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Britain's anti-travel transport policy.