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Wednesday 1 September 2004 September 2004
Josie Appleton
Hands-off care for kids
New research reveals the 'ludicrous ways' in which childcare professionals now avoid touching the young children they look after.

Alex Gourevitch
State of emergency
US liberals are trying to out-bid Republicans in the security stakes.

James Heartfield
Zombie anti-imperialists vs the ‘Empire’
Today's anti-war movement is motivated more by romanticism than a serious critique of imperialism.

David Chandler
Going global: the politics of another planet
Are the ‘new global movements’ advancing a radical agenda - or just retreating from politics?

Sandy Starr
Whose election is it anyway?
Websites encouraging 'global participation' in America's presidential election don’t know the meaning of democracy.

Alan Daniels
Conventional protests
The street theatre opposing New York’s Republican Convention lacks a punchline.

Friday 3 September 2004
Brendan O’Neill
Who’s afraid of Moqtada al-Sadr?
The Iraqi Shia cleric who only looks strong in contrast to the coalition.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 September
Getting inside The Hamburg Cell.

Mick Hume
One lesson of the Russian school siege
Terrorism's real targets are our greatest fears.

Neil Davenport
Sing and tell
The Libertines are more like reality TV celebs than old-school rock stars.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 3 September
Forget Britain's golds - China was the big story of the Olympic medal table.

Jonny Thakkar
Chirac v Sarkozy
The title fight between the French president and his young finance minister is personal, not political.

Helene Guldberg
Taking the debate to Europe
spiked interrogates the precautionary principle at the first Euroscience Open Forum in Stockholm.

Helen Searls
US election: a two-donkey race
Why Bush and Kerry remain neck-and-neck.

Monday 6 September 2004
Mick Hume
Who gives a fox about hunting now?
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on how the vacuous hunting debate sums up British politics.

Wednesday 8 September 2004
Brendan O’Neill
Beslan: the real international connection
Western intervention helped to create the new ruthless cross-border terrorism.

Josie Appleton
Animal activists: martyrdom for mice?
How a rag-bag of misanthropes can present themselves as modernday Nelson Mandelas.

Sandy Starr
Commercial brake
You need a PhD in gender studies to understand Ofcom’s decisions to ban – or not ban - adverts.

Rob Lyons
Being seen to be green
Ethical consumerism is more a personal statement than a bid to save the planet.

Tana Dineen
Marriage isn’t a mental health issue
The American Psychological Association should stay out of the debate about gay marriage.

Thursday 9 September 2004
Alex Gourevitch
Dude, where’s my party?
The real story of the Republican convention is the disorientation of America's ruling party.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Anti-vaccination nation?
An injection of perspective into the debates about vaccines, past and present.

Jonny Thakkar
Debating the Republic
France may be in decline, but at least it's talking about it.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 9 September
NY-LON: 'groundbreaking drama', flat writing.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Anti-vaccination nation?
An injection of perspective into the debates about vaccines, past and present.

Friday 10 September 2004
Chris Gilligan
Exporting vulnerability
The army of trauma counsellors marching on Beslan could do more harm than good.

Rob Lyons
Offside, 10 September
The big match: self-important footballers vs self-righteous reporters.

Monday 13 September 2004
Josie Appleton
Generation whatever
Today's twentysomethings would only fight a war if they felt like it, and if it fitted in with their career plans.

Mick Hume
Reality Terrorvision hits its target
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 14 September 2004
Brendan O’Neill
Bashing the McMasses
The real target of the anti-McDonald's film Super Size Me is the people who eat there.

Thursday 16 September 2004
Mick Hume
Hunting clash: the illiberal in pursuit of the unsanitised
The vitriol poured on the pro-hunting protesters reveals the limits of tolerance in our 'inclusive' society.

Helene Guldberg
Greener than thou
Blair and Howard have turned the climate change debate into a game of environmental one-upmanship.

Stuart Simpson
Adecco: the Enron that never was
Mistrustful regulators are picking holes in healthy companies.

Sabine Reul
Germany’s self-hating conservatives
Anti-modernism is gaining ground among the German right.

Martyn Perks
Disabling innovation
Setting legal standards for making websites 'accessible' to all won't help web designers, or users.

Jamie Douglass
Measure for measure
The UK government uses legless stats to try to warn us off the demon drink.

Kevin Yuill
Choose death
A Bill being debated in the UK parliament would tell the terminally ill that they're better off dead.

Rob Lyons
Offside, 16 September
Referees may be 'bastards in black', but they're useful bastards.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 16 September
Big Oil: not every interesting issue is a human-interest story.

Friday 17 September 2004
Ken McLaughlin
Mental until proven innocent
The UK government is planning the introduction of indefinite detention on a psychiatrist's say-so.

Tuesday 21 September 2004
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR: ‘A reparation, of sorts’
Lancet editor Richard Horton's new book on the MMR debacle doesn't explain why he published Andrew Wakefield's flawed research in the first place.

Wednesday 22 September 2004
Brendan O’Neill
Down with 21st century philistinism
Frank Furedi explains why his latest book calls for a new Culture War.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR: ‘A reparation, of sorts’
Lancet editor Richard Horton's new book on the MMR debacle doesn't explain why he published Andrew Wakefield's flawed research in the first place.

Mick Hume
It’s almost enough to make me an animal loather
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the tyranny of anthropomorphism.

Andrew Calcutt
How real were the Ramones?
Were the late Johnny and co really as dumb and brutish as they appeared?

Thursday 23 September 2004
Jamie Douglass
Skool daze
Teachers should be testing pupils' minds, not the dope residues in their blood.

Mick Hume
Pseudo-protesters need to get real
Today's stunts are staged as an alternative to engaging in political debate.

Josie Appleton
The return of ‘statuemania’
The British elite is promoting public art in an attempt to plug the hole in public life.

Helen Searls
Who’s afraid of Nader?
Instead of trying to win votes, the Democrats are trying to stop Ralph Nader from stealing them.

Austin Williams
‘I hate driving in my car’
Londoners are being asked to sign a pledge against the four-wheeled demon.

Wendy Earle
Lost in cyberspace?
A new survey suggests that kids are pretty savvy when it comes to dealing with the perils of the web.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 23 September
Goodbye to Old Big 'Ead.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 23 September
Reality TV savaged by Grumpy Old Man.

Jamie Douglass
Risky business
Report on the spiked-seminar.

Friday 24 September 2004
Dolan Cummings
Auntie gets emotional
Soap opera meets reality TV in proposals for making over Panorama, the BBC's flagship current affairs programme.

Brendan O’Neill
Behind the hostage crisis
How the Iraqi kidnappers captured Britain's attention.

Bill Durodie
Hunters in the House
There's little point securing institutions from the outside, if they have failed to win the loyalty of those on the inside.

Monday 27 September 2004
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
The sickness at the heart of modern healthcare
Two new books take the temperature of the NHS.

Mick Hume
Censorship in drag is still censorship
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the homophobia-phobics who banned reggae singer Buju Banton.

Wednesday 29 September 2004
Michael Gard
Mashing the ‘couch potato’ myth
The claim that playing computer games is making kids fat is thin on evidence.

Sandy Starr
The end of the web as we know it?
Rumours about the collapse of the internet are greatly exaggerated.

Josie Appleton
Playing the part of a party
Theatrics at the Labour conference.


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