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Monday 3 October 2005 October 2005
Kevin Yuill
Killing trust between doctors and patients
The Assisted Dying Bill would make a peaceful, dignified death less likely, not more.

Graham Barnfield
Happy decapitations?
It was preposterous to jail a man for 60 days for showing someone an Iraqi beheading on his mobile phone. Everyone's at it.

Tuesday 4 October 2005
Josie Appleton
Taking it out on Turkey
The tortured discussion about the Turks joining the EU is a product of crises in the West more than the East.

Philip Cunliffe
Serbia: from ‘people power’ to public passivity
If the ousting of Milosevic really was a revolutionary moment, why is the country in a state of stagnation a mere five years later?

Wednesday 5 October 2005
Jennie Bristow
School meals - get real
The real scandal is the government’s unwholesome attitude to parents.

Nancy McDermott
Did love conquer marriage?
Stephanie Coontz's history of marriage gives a useful insight into the rise and fall of intimacy.

Alan Miller
The law on terror
A debate at the New York Public Library between Richard Posner and Geoffrey Stone revealed a legalistic disregard for civil liberties on both sides.

Thursday 6 October 2005
Brendan O’Neill
Tory Party: change the record
All of the wannabe leaders agree that the party needs to change - but into what, and why?

Patrick West
The Poverty of Multiculturalism
The author of a new pamphlet on multiculturalism offers his critique of the liberal-left’s celebration of difference.

Dolan Cummings
Playing with fire
David Edgar's new play on riots and race relations makes a surprisingly lively drama out of local government reform.

Friday 7 October 2005
Paul Campos
The Obesity Myth
The 'war on fat' is a witch-hunt masquerading as a public health initiative.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Patient power can harm your health
A breast cancer patient has won the right to be prescribed an unlicensed drug. This doctor isn't cheering.

Bruno Waterfield
Turkish discontent
The EU debate is both anti-Turkish and anti-European.

Mick Hume
Let’s call a full stop to NSPCC propaganda
editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).>

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 7 October
Don’t listen to the motley crew of malcontents who say football is becoming boring.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 7 October
Why live TV is rubbish.

Monday 10 October 2005
Alex Gourevitch
Miersery for Bush
Bush's controversial Supreme Court appointment reveals that the president was never the neocon his supporters and opponents thought he was.

William Davis
Freshers in a knot over nothing
Student guides on starting university suggest deep-breathing exercises and making lists of your problems. They should say: chill out

George Blecher
The hidden face of America’s poor
A trip through the Northwest reveals that rich states have more than their fair share of destitute.

Tuesday 11 October 2005
Josie Appleton
Disaster tourists’ should stay at home
South Asia needs emergency relief, not Western soul-searching.

Shirley Dent
A Howl against performance poetry
By elevating energy and gusto over talent and judgement, performance poetry is strangling the real thing.

Grace Chua
Schooled in the ways of the Blogosphere
Student bloggers in Singapore are being chastised for making juvenile jibes about their teachers. But they’re only doing what the big bloggers do.

Wednesday 12 October 2005
Jennie Bristow
Who wants six months’ paternity leave (unpaid)?
Not mums, not dads - but the government is pushing it anyway.

Norman Levitt
Academic strife: the American University in the slough of despond
By preaching the virtues of 'cultural competence', the academy betrays its lack of confidence.

Thursday 13 October 2005
Neil Davenport
Channel 4: grow up
By offloading its only good stuff on to More4, Channel 4 is ghettoising TV for grown-ups.

Sheila Lewis
China: threat or opportunity?
The rise of China could be good for the West, if only it would rise to the challenge.

James Woudhuysen
Constructive ideas from the East
China needs new homes - don't we all?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 13 October
On the waning fortunes of Sven and Becks.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 13 October
i>The Fifty Greatest Documentaries. Oh yeah?

Alan Miller
New York gets the jitters
We shouldn't organise our lives around dodgy terror alerts.

Thinking big in the Big Apple
Thinking big in the Big Apple
A report on the New York Salon's debate, 'Reflections on the Future'.

Todd Seavey
When swing was again the thing
A jazz enthusiast recalls the time when New Orleans came to New York.

Friday 14 October 2005
Brendan O’Neill
A tale of two scares
President Bush wants us to fear bin Laden; everyone else wants us to fear bird flu. We should tell both sets of apocalypse-mongers to get a grip.

Mick Hume
Wake up, the Tories are telling us something
The crisis of leadership is not the preserve of the Conservative Party.

Sandy Starr
Getting in a flap over bird flu
We need to put the disease in perspective.

Tuesday 18 October 2005
Frank Furedi
Why do we fear freedom?
The first casualty of the politics of fear is open debate.

Sandy Starr
When it comes to politics, can we have a Pinteresque silence?
The same qualities that make Harold Pinter a great dramatist also make him a bad activist.

Mick Hume
Nato targets football fans - nobody protests
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Wednesday 19 October 2005
Josie Appleton
Londoners aren’t in a flap
While official bird flu warnings reach fever pitch, the public seems to be keeping a cooler head.

Thursday 20 October 2005
David Chandler
Saddam trial: whose ‘demons’ are they anyway?
The coalition is focusing on Saddam's crimes of 23 years ago in order to disclaim responsibility for present failures.

Jennie Bristow
Stem cells: don’t dodge the debate
Even if scientists didn't have to destroy embryos, that wouldn't end the ethics war.

Peter Smith
Aftershock of the beach bombs
Western governments' response to attacks on tourists can make or break places like Bali.

Friday 21 October 2005
Josie Appleton
Cruising for hate-crimes
The recent murder of a gay man in London was tragic. But how could anybody seriously claim that homophobia is on the rise?

James Woudhuysen
All’s quiet on the Trafalgar front
Why the British elite won't utter the v-word on the bicentennial of Nelson's battle.

Mick Hume
A bad case of epidemic-itis
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

James Heartfield
Conservation’s Conservative streak
We shouldn’t be surprised that the Green Zac Goldsmith has turned Blue.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 21 October
i>A Very Social Secretary: putting the tire in satire.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 21 October
One can only feel pity for a football club that nobody hates.

Monday 24 October 2005
David Chandler
How ‘state-building’ weakens states
The new focus on the international community’s ‘responsibility to protect’ failing states is external meddling by another name.

Philip Cunliffe
Ethical imperialism
Five new publications reveal the political atrophy of foreign policy today.

Brendan O’Neill
Osama bin Laden: more media whore than guerrilla warrior
The author of a refreshing new book says al-Qaeda has more in common with new global movements than with nationalist armies of old.

Tuesday 25 October 2005
Jennie Bristow
The parent power cop-out
Tony Blair's new plan for schools is not a bold reform, but an exercise in cowardly politics

Toby Marshall
Do children need ‘learning to learn’?
The promotion of learning styles over knowledge is a recipe for ignorance

Wednesday 26 October 2005
Josie Appleton
What’s behind the battle of Lozells?
The black v Asian riots in Birmingham have roots in the politics of multiculturalism.

Thursday 27 October 2005
Grace Chua
Banksy: King Rat
The graffiti artist's vermin-ridden London exhibition is cleaner and more respectable than it appears.

Nicholas Frayn
Making Syria sorry
The UN report blaming Syria for the assassination of a Lebanese politician is a piece of political theatre.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 27 October
Gritty, garish and political: Rome is historical drama as it ought to be.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 27 October
Can we please hate Chelsea for all the right - and irrational - reasons?

Friday 28 October 2005
Brendan O’Neill
When body-counts kill
Our obsession with numbers of casualties in Iraq encourages the insurgents to make even more.

Mick Hume
Why do we believe these anti-human horror stories?
From Lozells to New Orleans, unsubstantiated rumours of rape, murder and depravity are now being spread as hard fact.

Helen Searls
How low can Bush go?
The president’s retreat on Miers leaves him and his party in a lose-lose situation.

Mick Hume
Parent power’ in education? No thanks
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Alex Gourevitch and Alexander Kippen
How divided is America?
Two US commentators give opposing views.


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