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Friday 1 November 2013 November 2013
Joanna Williams
Fear and mistrust on campus
By encouraging lecturers and students to report instances of discrimination, universities are undermining the very concept of academic freedom.

Saleha Ali
The truth about India’s ‘gendercide’
The ‘missing millions’ of Indian women are as much a product of the Western obsession with overpopulation as misogyny.

Luke Gittos
Giving vengeance a voice in court
A criminal trial should be a cool-headed assessment of evidence, not a chance for victims to vent their distress.

Tom Slater
Just say ‘no’ to the mo!
Movember underlines how narcissistic health campaigns have become.

Christian Butler
Captain Phillips: a fact-lite thrill ride


Ed Noel
Art Under Attack: Iconoclasm at the Tate


Sunday 3 November 2013
Duleep Allirajah
We learn nothing from friendlies
England’s defeats to Chile and Germany told us nothing we didn’t already know.

Monday 4 November 2013
Patrick West
Horoscopes: smarter than you might think
The often practical wisdom of horoscopes is preferable to woe-is-me narcissism.

Tim Black
The free-school fightback
A head defends his free school from the naysayers and right-on critics.

Helene Guldberg
Giving sibling rivalry a bad name
The anti-bullying industry has now turned its attentions to brothers and sisters.

Charlotte Faircloth
Breastfeeding: marketing mothers’ anxiety


Tuesday 5 November 2013
Rob Lyons
School dinners: serving up a food sermon
British school meals have become a tool for social engineering.

Freddie Sehgal Cuthbert
Games snobs, stop hating on Call of Duty


Sarah Holland
The Selfish Giant: an achievement of epic proportions


Wednesday 6 November 2013
Luke Gittos
The madness of Keir Starmer
Throughout the outgoing DPP's tenure, he was obsessed with sexual-abuse prosecutions.

Brendan O’Neill
The fight for freedom of speech starts here
Many pay lip service to the idea of free speech, but spiked takes it seriously.

Christian Butler
Gaye vs Thicke: a case of petty pop survivalism


Dolan Cummings
The Million Mask March - muppets


Thursday 7 November 2013
Joanna Williams
Why kids should study literature
Underlying the debate about the proposed English GCSE curriculum is a failure to make the case for studying classic texts.

Jon Holbrook
Why can’t the government get things done?
Through rules, regulations and judicial review, British government has seriously emasculated itself.

Frank Furedi
Making suspicious minds mandatory
Criminalising people who fail to report suspicions of child abuse will poison social relations.

Rob Lyons
Now the good news: we waste food


Friday 8 November 2013
Duleep Allirajah
A rocket under English football
The ACPO's ban on flares at matches shows how killjoy the football police have become.

Sean Collins
Let’s debunk the de Blasio myths
Far from being a socialist, New York City’s new mayor is Bloomberg Take 2.

Felix Denton
A knockout blow for personal courage


Sunday 10 November 2013
Tom Slater
In defence of criticism
Mark Kermode tells spiked there's nothing snobby about judgement.

Monday 11 November 2013
Barbara Hewson
Believe the victim: a recipe for injustice
The innocent suffer when we’re encouraged to believe all claimants.

Saleha Ali
Time to end the FGM panic
Claims that female genital mutilation is endemic in the UK rest on dodgy stats and barely concealed racial prejudice.

Phil Mullan
The economic
enemy is
at home

China is neither destroyer nor saviour of the West’s economies.

Tuesday 12 November 2013
Frank Furedi
Kristallnacht:
anti-Semitism
then and now

75 years on, are Jews once again being treated as ‘different’?

WORLDbytes
Rethinking role models
Why should we look to popstars or footballers to be inspiring for any other reason than that they are good at what they do?

Neil Davenport
Dimbleby’s ink: how tattoos became establishment


Wednesday 13 November 2013
David Bowden
Bedlam: a humane perspective on mental health


Patrick Hayes
IPNAs: a nuisance to public life and freedom
The Tories said they would scrap ASBOs. They didn't say they'd replace them with something even worse.

Nathalie Rothschild
‘Why I defied a novelist to publish his book in Israel’
An Israeli activist tells spiked why he broke a literary boycott of his country.

James Woudhuysen
Humanity: alive and well in the fast lane


Thursday 14 November 2013
Luke Gittos
Britain’s crazy prostitution laws
The UK’s array of prostitution laws only make things worse for sex workers.

spiked podcast
Academic freedom in illiberal times
Listen to the spiked debate on university life and freedom of speech that took place at parliament this week.

Tim Black
A Major problem with state schools
John Major wasn't posh-bashing - he was rightly critiquing state schools.

Rob Lyons
Lily Allen - check your privilege


Jane Sandeman
Pregnant? See a shrink


Christian Butler
Gravity: a tour de force


Friday 15 November 2013
Duleep Allirajah
Who cares about the Champions League?
A stale competition between mega-rich clubs, the loss of the Champions League from terrestrial screens is no great tragedy.

Nadine Strossen
‘There should be no restrictions on dangerous ideas’
Nadine Strossen talks to Brendan O'Neill about why nothing – not even ‘rape porn’ – should be banned.

Tom Slater
Lady Gaga: civiliser of the pop masses
Why liberal commentators continue to go gaga for Gaga.

Russell McCarthy
Labour shows its true anti-immigration colours


David Bowden
Sachin Tendulkar: a big hand for the little master


Monday 18 November 2013
Manick Govinda
Locking artists out of the UK
The restrictions on foreign artists entering Britain is choking the arts scene.

John Fitzpatrick
‘You never know when it’s going to explode’
CLR James's last interview now available as a podcast.

Sean Collins
Why JFK still haunts America
In our cynical, downbeat era, we long for some Kennedy positivity.

Divya Khan
Breast-feeding vouchers: bribing ‘bad’ mothers


Felix Denton
Cycling in London - a crisis of progress


Tuesday 19 November 2013
Michael Fitzpatrick
Even quacks must have free speech
Michael Fitzpatrick slams the campaign to ban a wacky health mag from shops.

James Heartfield
The Gettysburg Address: a great work of humanity
150 years on, Lincoln’s words retain their democratic power.

Russell McCarthy
World Toilet Day – shitting on Third World development


Wednesday 20 November 2013
Patrick West
Libraries: a plea from a silence seeker
Once sanctuaries of quiet study, libraries have become glorified community centres.

Sadhvi Sharma
India’s marvellous mission to Mars
India's bid to reach the red planet is a cause for celebration, not cynicism.

Patrick Hayes
Did fecund Filipinos bring the typhoon upon themselves?
Meet the miserabilists who think Filipinos bred themselves into disaster.

Tiffany Jenkins
‘Racist’ murals won't warp children's minds


Thursday 21 November 2013
Joanna Williams
Treating students as basket cases
University services aimed at boosting students' wellbeing are eroding personal autonomy.

Luke Gittos
We must be free to question rape laws
Feminist academics are using slurs and threats to chill the debate on rape. They must be challenged.

Tim Black
The end of the political party
Plans to rebrand the Conservatives reveal the shallowness of party politics.

Paul Seaman
Co-op: the real fraud is ‘ethical banking’


Russell McCarthy
The World Bank – nannying the developing world


David Bowden
Terms & Conditions - the absurdity of modern Britain


Friday 22 November 2013
Alexander Adams
Camus and Monod: courage and genius
Sean B Carroll tells the story of two men whose lives embodied resistance, humanism and intellectual inspiration.

Tom Slater
Oxford, we need to have a word about ‘selfie’...
The ‘Word of the Year’ reflects a contemporary crisis of judgement.

ZOE APOSTOLIDES
The Goldfinch: not quite a masterpiece


Monday 25 November 2013
Rob Lyons
Ed Miliband loving ‘Angels’? How prole!


Christian Butler
‘The Day of the Doctor’ – Who’s the daddy


Ben Pile
The ‘green crap’ hits its biggest fan
Sorry, David Cameron - you're now stuck with the green policies you yourself advocated.

James Heartfield
Why greens love high fuel bills
Ever-rising energy prices are the product of green attacks on our consumption habits.

Frank Furedi
‘Slavery’ in London: an hysterical morality tale
We denigrate history’s victims of slavery with our misuse of the s-word.

Joanna Williams
Keeping ‘controversial’ voices off campus


Tuesday 26 November 2013
Alim Kheraj
The X Factor: here’s to 10 more years


Tom Slater
Terry Gilliam: ‘Operation Yewtree is a witch-hunt’


Bill Durodié‎
Putting the human soul on the slab
Human behaviour cannot be understood through brain scans.

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Tim Black
The Tories versus the police
The remarkable thing about Plebgate is that the party of law and order is fighting the police.

Adrian Hart
Anti-racist policy gone mad


Brendan O’Neill
The half-truths and wild claims of the Brixton slave story
There is only one word to describe this slavery tale: bullshit.

Thursday 28 November 2013
Joanna Williams
UK students: too dumb for the Sun?


Jane Sandeman
Joey Essex: TV’s noble savage


David Bowden
Brand-free packs,
brand-obsessed parties



Jon Holbrook
Intolerance dolled up as ‘equality’
The Supreme Court judgment in the B&B / gay couple controversy shows how illiberal equality laws can be.

Luke Gittos
Clare’s Law: a violation of our private lives
The domestic violence disclosure scheme won’t be effective, but it will be intrusive.

Rob Lyons
The SNP’s fight for independence: Braveheart it ain’t
Splitting up the UK would be pointlessly divisive.

Friday 29 November 2013
David Bowden
Don Jon: an unholy mess of a film


Duleep Allirajah
Viva sledging!
A bit of harmless banter isn't ruining cricket, it's the easily offended moaners who are sucking the fun out of the game.

Kevin Rooney
Intolerance 1,
Celtic fans 0

In the latest attack on Scottish football fans' freedoms, Celtic fans are being demonised for waving a banner that was allegedly 'disrespectful'.

Mick Hume
Free speech war II
As critics attack again, why I still stand by LM magazine.


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