Usain is right: these games are ‘a bit shit’
Let’s stop haranguing athletes simply for speaking their minds.
Paedophile panics: an unhealthy obsession
Podcast: Frank Furedi, Barbara Hewson and Luke Gittos on the latest scandals.
Isaiah vs Isaac: a philosophers’ catfight
Isaiah Berlin’s run-ins with Isaac Deutscher show what a bitch Berlin could be.
Gay Pride: just another Saturday night out
An unhinged debate about poor doors
|Monday 4 August 2014|
The barbarism of liberal intervention
In Libya, the consequences of PR-driven, feel-good foreign policy are writ large.
|Tuesday 5 August 2014|
Twin Peaks: this revolution was televised
A new edition of the TV series and its movie prequel reminds us just what a game-changer David Lynch’s opus was.
Raymond Blanc and Ronald McDonald: brothers in arms
Having swapped taste for right-on ingredients, McDonald's has bought into the paternalism of foodies.
Israel, Gaza and the Jews: a new moral pogrom?
What the return of anti-Semitism reveals about 21st-century society.
Anything Goes: new production, same old charm
Hemline Index: all mouth and no trousers
Cirque Tsuki: weird for weird’s sake
|Wednesday 6 August 2014|
Victim-impact statements: a pointless charade
It’s true: victim's statements during sentencing are acknowleged by judges, and then ignored.
Why isn’t anyone talking about the nightmare in northern Iraq?
ISIS’s gains against the Kurds represent a potentially tectonic shift.
Bitesize Chekhov: D’Animate strikes again
Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead: the perils of giving too much away
Will Adamsdale: a joyous return
This is Contemporary Ice Skating: frozen family fun
Fear not, ebola won't wipe us out
Misanthropes are using the disease to spread unfounded fears.
|Thursday 7 August 2014|
The fight for press freedom – still a war without end
Now we know: anti-hacking hysteria was just a flag of convenience.
Liam Williams: more than first-year agitprop
Ride of the Wagnerian: a life in opera
Horizontal Collaboration: love and war at the UN
Sushi Tap Show: raw tap-dancing talent
|Friday 8 August 2014|
Roger Scruton’s leap of faith
God may be dead, but the search for transcendence lives on.
Dying for a purpose
The absence of meaning in modern war has made combat losses hard to bear.
The Great War: the first global jihad?
100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.
The Slasher Musical: a rip-roaring ride
Cuckooed: the personal and the political
Confirmation: inside the mind of a white supremacist
Let’s lay off the Baby Boomers
PJ O’Rourke gives his much-maligned generation a break.
|Monday 11 August 2014|
The brazen hypocrisy of the BDS crowd
Those who want to silence Israelis are shocked when they are silenced.
A rap over the knuckles for US prosecutors
|Tuesday 12 August 2014|
The junk science of booze labelling
Whose Line reunion: Fringe history in the making
Little on the Inside: truth and illusion behind bars
‘The Edinburgh Fringe has failed us - and failed freedom’
The Israeli theatre group shut down by an anti-Israel mob talks to spiked.
|Wednesday 13 August 2014|
Lib Dems: the snoopers’ party
Plans to stick cameras on police officers’ jackets tell us all we need to know about the Lib Dems’ commitment to privacy.
Digital native? There’s no such thing
It's a myth that children are better at IT than adults.
Life doesn’t have to end when tragedy strikes
A year on: how the West green-lighted Sisi’s massacres
The assault on Morsi supporters marked the end of the Arab Spring.
You couldn’t make it app: BDS activists reliant on Israeli technology
|Thursday 14 August 2014|
Time to revive
CAMRA's plea to the state to stop pub closures ignores the real reason for Britain's vanishing drinkers.
Scottish independence? Just say no!
Brendan O’Neill kicks off spiked's campaign against Scottish separation.
Burger me! We need to scrap the ASA
Operation Tuleta: a warrant to hound the tabloids
|Friday 15 August 2014|
A foul-mouthed haven in a sterilised world
Why Millwall fans should be able to sing tasteless songs about Jimmy Savile.
The Inbetweeners 2: filthy fun Down Under
The Brit-com is back, and it’s funnier, and warmer, than ever.
An Angela’s Ashes for the bored middle classes
Laurie Penny’s tome is self-pity sexed up as radicalism.
|Monday 18 August 2014|
The NSPCC: enemy of justice
The group’s latest hysterical campaign could seriously damage the law.
Cliff Richard: the moral annihilation of a celebrity
Justice is the greatest victim of these PR-driven witch-hunts.
Sarah Callaghan: a fireball of pissed‑off poetry
Al Murray: ‘My audience isn’t thick’
The Pub Landlord talks to spiked about snobbery on the comedy scene.
|Tuesday 19 August 2014|
History makers: the Peterloo protesters
A look back at the fateful happenings in St Peter's Field 195 years ago.
Ferguson: this isn’t history repeating
The idea that US race relations are the same as they always were is ahistorical.
Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson
Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US.
|Wednesday 20 August 2014|
This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too
What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.
The ‘Yes’ campaign’s version of history is Scotch mist
Six myths being peddled by left-wing converts to Scottish independence.
Whatever happened to the Eurozone revival?
If we fail to tackle the true cause of the crisis, growth will remain a mirage.
Ched Evans has the right to move on
|Thursday 21 August 2014|
What is brave about suicide?
Once, suicide was taboo. Now, criticising it is taboo.
Bercow’s contrarian crusade
|Friday 22 August 2014|
What Sartre might say to Crystal Palace
It’s time my team ditched the ‘if only’ mantra and determined its destiny.
Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel
Podcast: Brendan O’Neill talks Israel, Gaza, the West and anti-Semitism.
|Sunday 24 August 2014|
What really happened in Rwanda?
Everything you know about the genocide is wrong, says Barrie Collins.
|Tuesday 26 August 2014|
Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering
Britain's judiciary is eroding our sovereignty from within.
Caliph Cameron brings ISIS-style intolerance to Britain
Our rulers’ authoritarian response to ISIS is trashing freedom and tolerance.
Kick the thought police out of football – and smartphones
The real scandal is the public hanging of Mackay and Moody for private texts.
Japan should tell the UN where to stick its hate-speech laws
|Wednesday 27 August 2014|
Why we should all hail the Redskins
The campaign against the Redskins’ name is an insult to fans.
The public-health lobby – more dangerous than e‑cigs
The campaign against e-cigarettes is not just illiberal, it's illogical.
Voters want big ideas, not big prizes
What Rotherham reveals about the corrosion of community life
The abuse scandal exposes the dangers of welfarism and multiculturalism.
And the fate of the Union rests with... Alistair Darling
So weak is the pro-Union side that all its hopes now rest on a political sad-case.
|Thursday 28 August 2014|
The NSPCC’s war on youth culture
The charity’s new anti-gang initiative sounds suspiciously like an assault on young people.
Cameron vs the ‘Wild West’ web
Plans to restrict access to online music videos set a dangerous precedent.
Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé
The excitement over Queen B’s ‘feminist’ VMA turn reeks of desperation.
Economic Freedom Fighters: South Africa's answer to UKIP
|Friday 29 August 2014|
This misanthropic movie should buzz off
More Than Honey uses dodgy stories about the decline of bees to bash humankind.
Man’s inalienable right to banter
In the wake of the Mackay / Moody scandal, we must defend the liberty to talk bollocks.
‘The gay movement is full of staid conformists’
Julie Bindel talks to spiked about the death of gay radicalism.