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Monday 3 February 2014 February 2014
Tim Black
The culture war over ‘Foxy Knoxy’ continues
The trials of Amanda Knox have become an excuse to attack the Italian national character.

Nigel Scott
Amanda Knox: Italian justice on trial
The handling of the Meredith Kercher murder case should shock anyone interested in fairness and truth.

Brendan O’Neill
How conspiracy culture made anti-Semitism respectable
The mainstreaming of conspiratorial thinking has been very bad news for Jews.

Tom Bailey
Taking a match to freedom of thought


Tuesday 4 February 2014
Frank Furedi
Time for some new answers to the Jewish Question
Too many Europeans are acquiescing to anti-Semitism instead of fighting it.

David Bowden
Gove: a straw-man debate over Aunt Sally


Brendan O’Neill
‘I believe Dylan Farrow’: the spirit of Salem lives on
The uncritical acceptance of one woman's accusations shows how unhinged our society is becoming.

Wednesday 5 February 2014
Luke Gittos
Distorting the debate about rape
By making questionable claims about statistics, advocacy groups may actually be putting women off reporting attacks.

Tim Black
Why the PC police want to rid football of Yids
It's not anti-Semitism they fear, but rough, gruff, knuckle-dragging footie fans.

Joanna Williams
There is no ‘rape culture’ at British universities
Victorian sexists warned women university was dangerous. Now, feminists do.

Patrick Hayes
Microsoft versus the Malthusians


Ellie Lee
Drinking while pregnant should not be criminalised


Thursday 6 February 2014
Brendan O’Neill
The truth about Zionism
Today’s fashionable loathing of Zionists is far from progressive.

Nancy McDermott
The culture war against circumcision
What a terrible irony that this age-old Jewish practice is being attacked in the language of human rights.

Andrzej Ryan
Wimbledon: no longer going to the dogs


Mick Hume
What could be worse than Holocaust denial?
Answer: trying to ban alleged Holocaust deniers such as Dieudonné.

Wendy Earle
Arts funding: let the public vote with their cash


Russell McCarthy
London’s Sochi protest: what a drag
The protesters demonstrated they have more faith in sports bureaucrats and multinationals than the Russian people.

Friday 7 February 2014
Rob Lyons
Two cheers for the London Tube strike
It's a good thing that Tube workers are defending their jobs - but the unions’ scaremongering about safety is idiotic.

Duleep Allirajah
Mourinho: more than just ‘parking the bus’
The Chelsea manager isn’t just the king of the memorable quote - he’s a great tactician, too.

Tom Slater
Jack Monroe:
pleb-lite for Guardianistas

'Recessionista' Jack Monroe is a hero of the thrift-obsessed middle classes, not the poor.

Christopher Bray
Jews, masturbation and women: the story of Philip Roth
Roth Unbound captures the biographical genius of America's greatest retiree.

Julian Lagnado
A year in the clink for injuring a kitten


Dennis Hayes
Pob v Blob: turning the education debate into a Punch and Judy show


Monday 10 February 2014
Patrick West
An Englishman speaking Dutch? Dank u wel!
Trying to speak the local language may leave you looking like a muppet, but it’s polite – and rewarding – to give it a go.

Luke gittos
Roache verdict: why jury trials are indispensable
The criminal trial of the Coronation Street star, as opposed to the media trial of Woody Allen, showed the value of being tried before a jury.

Brendan O’Neill
Gay-loving Westerners vs redneck Russia
The hysteria over Sochi confirms that the Culture Wars have gone global.

Tuesday 11 February 2014
Christopher Snowdon
Giving MPs carte blanche to wage war on smokers
The Bill banning smoking in cars is worse than you think.

James Woudhuysen
The Big Six aren't to blame for high energy prices


Amanda Hunter
The danger of turning addicts into ‘victims’
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was the result of his own choices, not punitive drug laws.

Brendan O’Neill
Crying over Marius: are they having a giraffe?
The mourning for Marius speaks to a growing distrust of mankind.

Wednesday 12 February 2014
Rob Lyons
Who's to blame for the floods? Maybe no one is
There's something backward about the hunt for the one thing or person who might be blamed for England's flooding.

Tim Black
Plebgate: the crumbling of the establishment
The Tory party, the party of Robert Peel, is now at war with the police.

Frank Furedi
Culture War: the narcissism of minor differences
Ideological battles have been usurped by petty, bitter clashes over lifestyle.

Ben Pile
The global warming pause: the dangers of politicising science


Christian Butler
Babylon: boorish satire of the boys in blue


Thursday 13 February 2014
Sean Collins
You don’t know that Woody Allen is guilty
In the name of supporting Dylan Farrow, commentators have unleashed a wave of prejudice and intolerance against Woody Allen.

Freddie Sehgal Cuthbert
PS4: the future of gaming is here
With a sleek design, great games and butter-smooth gameplay, the PS4 really is a quantum leap forward.

Mick Hume
Why the Winter Olympics are Sochi sorry excuse
The problem is the sport, not the hotels or homophobia.

Tom Bailey
The real ‘spaghetti monster’ is campus censorship
It's not just faith-baiting atheists who are under attack from Britain’s ban-happy students' unions.

Friday 14 February 2014
Martin Cullip
Hollywood's ignorant crusade against fracking
Phelim McAleer's FrackNation drills into the myths promoted by Gasland and its celebrity fans.

Duleep Allirajah
Holmesdale Fanatics: the spirit of Lenin storms Palace
The buzzing atmosphere at Selhurst Park is the product of a revolutionary vanguard.

WORLDbytes
Controverski: Sochi, gay rights and Russia-bashing
In this video discussion, guests and WORLDbytes volunteers ask what the negative coverage of the Winter Olympics says about the West.

Tom Slater
Grindr and Tinder aren’t wrecking romance
The popularity of sleazy hook-up apps isn't to blame for the crisis of intimacy.

Brendan O’Neill
We are all Ayatollahs now
25 years on from that fatwa, everyone now demands the destruction of things that offend them.

David Bowden
Happy Days: Beckett's bleakest and most human play


Monday 17 February 2014
Tsedal Tesfamariam
Ending FGM: the White Woman’s Burden?
An Eritrean woman explains why Western campaigns to End FGM do more harm than good.

Frank Furedi
The Great War: its key battle isn’t over yet
The political crisis that provoked the First World War still haunts the West.

Rob Lyons
Separate currency? Why separate Scotland at all, Mr Salmond?


Kevin Yuill
A non story about US school shootings


Graham Barnfield
David Haye: on the Rocks?
The former heavyweight champ used the launch of a Rocky boxed set to talk about his own future.

Tuesday 18 February 2014
Kevin Yuill
Euthanasia for children: a new low in the Low Countries
Belgium’s extension of the ‘right to die’ to terminally ill children reveals the slippery slope of legalising assisted dying.

Brendan O’Neill
The eco-hysteria of blaming mankind for the floods
Blaming storms on human industry is as backward as blaming them on gays.

Wednesday 19 February 2014
Patrick West
It's mental to give 16‑year‑olds the vote
Neuroscience shows us why teenagers are too young to vote.

Russell McCarthy
Neknominate: a modern moral panic
The online drinking game has led to a handful of deaths, but attempting to regulate immature behaviour will cause more harm.

Frank Furedi
Yewtree: more propaganda than police investigation
The failure of a few prosecutions won't stop the crusade.

Wendy Earle
Museums, stick to what you're good at


Thursday 20 February 2014
Rob Lyons
Anti-tobacco campaigners: what a bunch of Cnuts
The controversy over TV advertising for e-cigs shows that tobacco-control activists are more interested in lifestyle regulation than health.

Dominic Standish
Matteo Renzi and Italy’s coup d’état
Italian voters have yet again been sidelined by backroom deals in Rome.

Mick Hume
PMQs: MPs have nothing to shout about
‘Testosterone-fuelled yobbery’? Politics is not ballsy or belligerent enough!

Ed Cottingham
Psychiatrists go mad over Midsomer Murders


Friday 21 February 2014
Duleep Allirajah
300 grand a week? Rooney is worth it
Forget the moralising about footballers’ wages - it’s a good thing players are no longer treated as serfs.

Ceri Dingle
It's time… for a film about CLR James
The story of James's life and works deserves to be told.

Neil Davenport
NME and the death of the music press
The decline of music mags reveals a lot about the poverty of youthful ambition.

Brendan O’Neill
Chaos in Kiev: a mess made by the West
Western governments' illiterate, dumbed-down foreign policy is killing Ukraine.

Jacob Diamond
Wonga: protecting the poor from themselves


Monday 24 February 2014
Alexander Adams
Never mind the children, what about the parents?
Until adults learn to conduct themselves properly in museums, children should be excluded.

Joanna Williams
Cultural studies: a cancer on the academy
The death of Stuart Hall is a useful moment to reflect on the corrosive effect of cultural studies on the promotion of knowledge.

Tim Black
Labour’s paedo problems: no reason to gloat
Harman and pals are discovering the cost of putting the past on trial.

Charlie Pearson
An impoverished discussion about exploitation


Tuesday 25 February 2014
Pete North
UK floods: we need to conquer nature, not bow to it


Graham Barnfield
True Detective: TV’s Citizen Kane?


Chrissie Daz
The rise of the ‘third gender’
Trans activists calling for the institution of a third gender miss the point – language changes with society, not the other way around.

Wednesday 26 February 2014
Russell McCarthy
The collapse of Jared Diamond
New research reveals what really happened on Easter Island.

Brendan O’Neill
The NCCL was right to affiliate with PIE
If civil liberties groups won't defend free speech for
the unpopular, what's the point of them?


Tom Slater
The Snowden Files: a case study in hypocrisy
Luke Harding's book reads like an unwitting parody of Guardianista narcissism.

Charlie Pearson
Turning comediennes into token women


Thursday 27 February 2014
Tara McCormack
Bosnia: the limits to EU rule
Recent protests in Bosnia reveal the problems of the EU’s stage-managed democracy.

Christian Butler
Candide: back-to-basics Bernstein
This modest new production may be the best Candide London has seen in years.

Asha R Shah
MPs, not Euro-judges, should make our laws
A court ruling on life sentences last week was a welcome reaffirmation of parliamentary sovereignty.

Mick Hume
Woolwich: butchery is not a thought crime
How the court managed to turn the murderers of Lee Rigby into martyrs.

Charlie Pearson
What’s behind racism today? Fancy-dress parties, apparently…
An Olympics-themed sorority party in New York has been condemned as 'racist'.

Katherine Hughes
Leeds University’s war on filth
Leeds Student Union’s banning of a ‘sexist’ greetings card projects a lowly view of students.

Friday 28 February 2014
Duleep Allirajah
The gloriously pointless world of football banter
Cantona's kung-fu kick was not a political statement, it was comedy gold.

Russell McCarthy
Museums need to grow up
The problem with many UK museums is they treat everyone like kids.

Rob Lyons
Bill Hicks: the midwife of modern misanthropy
The late comedian’s unfunny miserablism now rules the world.

Mat Vaillancourt
What’s wrong with the rise of food banks?
The welfare system's erosion of social bonds has fuelled the rise of food banks.

James Woudhuysen
Banning fur is not a political statement



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