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Tuesday 1 October 2013 October 2013
James Woudhuysen
R&D: why failure is necessary
The US government’s reclassification of R&D as a sexy investment, not an iffy expense, is foolish.

Tim Black
Why slaughter shoppers?
Modern terrorism is increasingly a pointless, bloody rage against the masses.

Emmet Livingstone
Orange is the New Black: too hot for TV
This online series set in a women’s prison has more bite than any comedy on the box.

Wednesday 2 October 2013
Luke Gittos
Exploding the myth of youth gangs
The epidemic of gang violence in the UK only exists in the minds of politicians and pundits.

Brendan O’Neill
The war on Golden Dawn: a dark day for democracy?
However much you hate GD, you should worry about the Greek state’s war on it.

Craig Fairnington
16-year-olds aren't adults, so why give them the vote?
The SNP’s extension of the franchise to 16-year-olds is a cynical move.

Thursday 3 October 2013
Dennis Hayes
McDonaldising the student soul
In today’s McUniversities, ‘graduate attributes’ are being used to create McStudents with no individuality.

Sean Collins
US shutdown: the abdication of the political class
The shutdown shows how lost and immature US rulers have become.

Ed Noel
Australia: sorting the wheat from the chaff
In trying to give a representative sweep of Australia's artistic evolution, some of the nation's true masterpieces are lost in the shuffle.

Jason Smith
Pubs: the social wing of the heritage industry?


Friday 4 October 2013
David Bowden
Breaking Bad: even better than you’ve heard
As BB obsessives mourn the loss of the Best Show on TV, David Bowden urges the nay-sayers to give it a try.

Alexander Adams
Stephen King: no longer scary
King’s sequel to his Seventies classic, The Shining, is plodding and pedestrian.

Tom Slater
Diana: the patron saint of airheads
A rubbish new biopic confirms we no longer care about the ‘People’s Princess’.

Duleep Allirajah
Football’s Etiquette Inquisition
Both fans and players should rip up football speech codes.

Monday 7 October 2013
Neil Davenport
Hannah Arendt: battling the banality of evil
A new biopic explores the power of ideas and the courage required to challenge orthodoxy.

Joanna Williams
Universities: bastions of conformism
Students once embraced the freedom to be adults. Now they have become ban-happy self-regulators afraid of growing up.

Tim Black
‘The message is that all our problems are in our brains’
Joanna Moncrieff talks to spiked about the myth that we’re all mentally ill.

Alim Kheraj
Pure Heroine: kiddy pop with substance


Craig Arnall
The EU's Tobacco Promotion Directive
E-cigarettes could wean millions off regular ciggies. So why is the EU trying to restrict them?

Martin Cullip
A puffed-up scare over menthol cigarettes
The EU’s proposed ban exposes the myth of ‘evidence-based’ policy.

Tuesday 8 October 2013
Saleha Ali
Two hours hate for the Daily Mail
An anti-Daily Mail demo that turned out to be more therapy session than political protest.

Frank Furedi
The intolerant crusade against circumcision
In the name of child protection, anti-faith zealots are attacking a way of life.

Brendan O’Neill
What the Mail and its maulers have in common
Both the tabloid and its critics have decamped to a mythical past.

James Heartfield
Both Labour and Tories have failed to mind the energy gap
While party leaders bleat about rising energy bills, their policies have undermined the UK’s capacity to generate power.

Wednesday 9 October 2013
Christian Butler
Computer Chess: man, machine and mumblecore


David Bowden
The World of Extreme Happiness: the real jilted generation
A new play eschews Western prejudice to tell a revealing story about China’s thwarted, but fiercely ambitious, youth.

Thursday 10 October 2013
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
‘Too much too soon’: playing at educating
A new UK education campaign is an attack on the substance of education in general.

Rob Lyons
We should all stand with the Yid Army
Some proud Yiddos tell spiked why they'll continue using the Y-word.

Mick Hume
We don’t need no regulation
Hey, politicans, leave the press alone!

James Woudhuysen
Six high-tech industries for 2020 and beyond
To tackle unemployment, unleash human talent and end global poverty, industry needs to embrace big ideas - here are six.

Friday 11 October 2013
Duleep Allirajah
Fags, football and role models
Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere has been caught smoking a ciggie. So what?

Rob Harris
Celebrating The Black Jacobins
Seventy-five years on, CLR James’s opus is as vital as ever.

Alim Kheraj
Sinead vs Miley: why moralise pop?


Ed Noel
Becoming Traviata: hitting a bum note


Saturday 12 October 2013
Tom Slater
Keeping da boy in his corner
Why white middle-class journos want rap stars to stay in the ghetto.

Monday 14 October 2013
Colin McInnes
Let’s take control of Planet Earth
Geoengineering could ameliorate the impacts of climate change, and transform tundra and desert alike. So why are greens so afraid of it?

Sean Collins
Loathed and leaderless in Washington DC
As the shutdown rumbles on, the depth of America's political crisis becomes clear.

Frank Furedi
Schoolkids: prisoners of their genes?
Let’s bash the idea that some kids aren’t genetically cut out for learning.

Tuesday 15 October 2013
Mick Hume
Why so many are still missing ‘Our Maddie’
Six years on, what’s driving the obsession with Madeleine McCann?

Saleha Ali
Charlotte Church: giving feeble women a voice


Wednesday 16 October 2013
Neil Davenport
Sun, sea and working-class hedonism
It is a fear of adulthood, not the spectre of neoliberalism, that is keeping today's youth bombed out of their minds.

Brendan O’Neill
Whistleblowers: white saviours of the ignorant mob?
The cult of leaking reflects and reinforces the death of democratic politics.

Patrick Marmion
The Events: doing battle with society’s demons
David Greig’s new play is a tenuous meditation on the modern concept of evil.

Craig Fairnington
Stonewall: scaring us straight


Sarah Holland
Filth will leave you feeling dirty


Thursday 17 October 2013
Rob Lyons
The wicked assault on GM food
Green groups’ opposition to golden rice exposes their irrational, anti-science, misanthropic heart.

Patrick Hayes
Desperate leftists vs fantasy fascism
Anti-fascists can't admit that the EDL is crumbling because posturing against this allegedly Nazi grouping is all they have going for them.

Ed Noel
The Golden Dream: pushing the boundaries


Tim Black
‘Students are acting like Victorian censors’
Free-speech advocate Greg Lukianoff lays into the prudes at UK student unions.

Friday 18 October 2013
Duleep Allirajah
Are cheats killing sport?
Breaking the rules is not a new phenomenon and it has yet to dampen our appetite for the sports that we love.

Tom Slater
Sex Box and the crisis of intimacy
If we want to have better sex, let’s keep it behind closed doors.

Tim Black
In defence of free will
Why spiked has been waging a war of words against modern determinism.

Alim Kheraj
When The Night: island sounds for the autumn chill


Adrian Hart
The not-so-strange affair of the Space Monkeys
The furore over some utterly inoffensive remarks by England manager Roy Hodgson shows the power of speech etiquette today.

Christian Butler
Cutie and the Boxer: a portrait of marriage


Monday 21 October 2013
James Heartfield
The Newspeak of ‘human-centred’
David Chandler’s Freedom vs Necessity dissects the way governments offer us choice today - as long as we make the ‘right’ choice.

Zoe Apostolides
Mad About The Boy: Bridget gets back in the saddle
Ignore the pompous critics; the new Bridget Jones romp is a spiky, silly satire about being middle-aged and middle-class.

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Sean Collins
Standing up to the new paternalists
Today's nudging elite poses a threat to our everyday freedoms.

Rob Lyons
Two cheers for nuclear
The UK government has sealed a deal for new nuclear power stations. About time, too.

Brendan O’Neill
Welcome to the ‘trust no one’ society
UK officialdom has successfully fostered an all-embracing climate of mistrust.

Rob Lyons
Drinking? Not in front of the children!


Wednesday 23 October 2013
Luke Gittos
Sex crime: why the truth matters
New legal reforms will make a mockery of the law’s search for the truth.

Barbara Hewson
Keep the law out of disabled care
People with low mental capacity living in suitable care are not 'in detention', despite what officials believe.

Mick Hume
Why should the DPP define press freedom?
Step forward the liberal media’s new hero: the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Chrissie Daz
There’s no such thing as ‘grey rape’


Thursday 24 October 2013
Tim Black
Who’s afraid of the lonely wolves?
The likes of ‘terrorist’ Pavlo Lapshyn are empowered by officialdom's fears.

Jon Holbrook
The politics of blame and claim
Is the US legal system contributing to America’s economic decline?

Saleha Ali
The myth of ‘Everyday Sexism’


Tom Slater
Russell Brand: the perfect figurehead for the idea-less left


Friday 25 October 2013
Duleep Allirajah
Anti-racism is killing football
Dubious squeals about racism are now so common they should have their own fixture list.

Tom Slater
Generation jobless: spoiled by the state
Britain’s unemployed youth need to develop greater self-reliance.

Christian Butler
A Chorus Line: a journey down musical memory lane


Monday 28 October 2013
Ellie Lee
The maternal depression obsession
Exaggerating the risk of depression for both mothers and their children can only cause greater anxiety.

Christopher Snowdon
The disease of ‘public health’
We are in the midst of an epidemic of lifestyle moralism.

Andrew Calcutt
Middle-of-the-road obituarists: leave Lou Reed alone!


Rob Lyons
UK hit by storm of cynicism


Tuesday 29 October 2013
Tim Black
The ‘Our Maddie’ effect
Officialdom’s search for ‘Our Maddie’ has revived gypsy child-stealing myths.

Freddie Sehgal Cuthbert
The punk ethos of the video-games industry


David Bowden
Pop Art Design: art in a material world
A riveting new exhibition deftly explores the relationship between Pop Art and progress.

Wednesday 30 October 2013
Zoe Apostolides
Gawping at Japan's population perils
A new BBC doc fails to offer any illumination on Japan's shrinking numbers.

Stuart Derbyshire
The fall and fall of Asian fertility
The unwillingness of young Asians to start families echoes a worldwide rejection of the capacity to live independently.

Marco Visscher
The real dirt on Black Pete
The Dutch tradition of Black Pete is not racist; it’s just a bit of fun.

Rob Lyons
A perfect storm of panicmongering
While ‘St Jude’ didn't live up to the hype, the authorities’ overreaction did.

Tom Slater
‘The CPS asked me to stop selling Private Eye. I said “No”’
A newspaper seller tells spiked why he refused to cave in to officialdom's demands.

Thursday 31 October 2013
James Woudhuysen
Letter from Lebanon: powering up for a brighter future


Saira Khan
Social media: history retweets itself
Author Tom Standage tells Saira Khan why we can learn a lot about Facebook and Twitter through their offline ancestors.

Tim Black
NSA leaks: spookily familiar
Edward Snowden’s leakage is not as revelatory as his supporters think.

Mick Hume
Press found guilty – of being too free
The Royal Charter debate is based on the myth UK journos need taming.

Emmet Livingstone
Boycott the Ender's Game boycott!



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