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Friday 1 August 2014 August 2014
Shingi Mararike
Usain is right: these games are ‘a bit shit’
Let’s stop haranguing athletes simply for speaking their minds.

spiked podcast
Paedophile panics: an unhealthy obsession
Podcast: Frank Furedi, Barbara Hewson and Luke Gittos on the latest scandals.

Christopher Bray
Isaiah vs Isaac: a philosophers’ catfight
Isaiah Berlin’s run-ins with Isaac Deutscher show what a bitch Berlin could be.

Niall Crowley
Gay Pride: just another Saturday night out


Alex Dean
An unhinged debate about poor doors


Monday 4 August 2014
Tim Black
The barbarism of liberal intervention
In Libya, the consequences of PR-driven, feel-good foreign policy are writ large.

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Alexander Adams
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.

Rob Lyons
Raymond Blanc and Ronald McDonald: brothers in arms
Having swapped taste for right-on ingredients, McDonald's has bought into the paternalism of foodies.

Frank Furedi
Israel, Gaza and the Jews: a new moral pogrom?
What the return of anti-Semitism reveals about 21st-century society.

Christian Butler
Anything Goes: new production, same old charm


Tom Slater
Hemline Index: all mouth and no trousers


Christian Butler
Cirque Tsuki: weird for weird’s sake


Wednesday 6 August 2014
Luke Gittos
Victim-impact statements: a pointless charade
It’s true: victim's statements during sentencing are acknowleged by judges, and then ignored.

Brendan O’Neill
Why isn’t anyone talking about the nightmare in northern Iraq?
ISIS’s gains against the Kurds represent a potentially tectonic shift.

Tom Slater
Bitesize Chekhov: D’Animate strikes again


Christian Butler
Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead: the perils of giving too much away


Tom Slater
Will Adamsdale: a joyous return


Christian Butler
This is Contemporary Ice Skating: frozen family fun


Alex Dean
Fear not, ebola won't wipe us out
Misanthropes are using the disease to spread unfounded fears.

Thursday 7 August 2014
Mick Hume
The fight for press freedom – still a war without end
Now we know: anti-hacking hysteria was just a flag of convenience.

Tom Slater
Liam Williams: more than first-year agitprop


Christian Butler
Ride of the Wagnerian: a life in opera


Tom Slater
Horizontal Collaboration: love and war at the UN


Christian Butler
Sushi Tap Show: raw tap-dancing talent


Friday 8 August 2014
Angus Kennedy
Roger Scruton’s leap of faith
God may be dead, but the search for transcendence lives on.

Bill Durodie
Dying for a purpose
The absence of meaning in modern war has made combat losses hard to bear.

Frank Furedi
The Great War: the first global jihad?
100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.

Christian Butler
The Slasher Musical: a rip-roaring ride


Tom Slater
Cuckooed: the personal and the political


Christian Butler
Confirmation: inside the mind of a white supremacist


Jennie Bristow
Let’s lay off the Baby Boomers
PJ O’Rourke gives his much-maligned generation a break.

Monday 11 August 2014
Joanna Willams
The brazen hypocrisy of the BDS crowd
Those who want to silence Israelis are shocked when they are silenced.

Neil Ross
A rap over the knuckles for US prosecutors


Tuesday 12 August 2014
Christopher Snowdon
The junk science of booze labelling


Christian Butler
Whose Line reunion: Fringe history in the making


Tom Slater
Little on the Inside: truth and illusion behind bars


Tom Slater
‘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
Luke Gittos
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.

James Woudhuysen
Digital native? There’s no such thing
It's a myth that children are better at IT than adults.

Guy Pierce
Life doesn’t have to end when tragedy strikes


Tim Black
A year on: how the West green-lighted Sisi’s massacres
The assault on Morsi supporters marked the end of the Arab Spring.

Jack Prescott
You couldn’t make it app: BDS activists reliant on Israeli technology


Thursday 14 August 2014
Russell McCarthy
Time to revive
pub-lic life

CAMRA's plea to the state to stop pub closures ignores the real reason for Britain's vanishing drinkers.

Brendan O’Neill
Scottish independence? Just say no!
Brendan O’Neill kicks off spiked's campaign against Scottish separation.

Rob Lyons
Burger me! We need to scrap the ASA


Jack Prescott
Operation Tuleta: a warrant to hound the tabloids


Friday 15 August 2014
Duleep Allirajah
A foul-mouthed haven in a sterilised world
Why Millwall fans should be able to sing tasteless songs about Jimmy Savile.

Tim Black
The Inbetweeners 2: filthy fun Down Under
The Brit-com is back, and it’s funnier, and warmer, than ever.

Ellamay Russell
An Angela’s Ashes for the bored middle classes
Laurie Penny’s tome is self-pity sexed up as radicalism.

Monday 18 August 2014
Barbara Hewson
The NSPCC: enemy of justice
The group’s latest hysterical campaign could seriously damage the law.

Frank Furedi
Cliff Richard: the moral annihilation of a celebrity
Justice is the greatest victim of these PR-driven witch-hunts.

Christian Butler
Sarah Callaghan: a fireball of pissed‑off poetry


Tom Slater
Al Murray: ‘My audience isn’t thick’
The Pub Landlord talks to spiked about snobbery on the comedy scene.

Tuesday 19 August 2014
Paddy McKeating
History makers: the Peterloo protesters
A look back at the fateful happenings in St Peter's Field 195 years ago.

Cheryl Hudson
Ferguson: this isn’t history repeating
The idea that US race relations are the same as they always were is ahistorical.

Sean Collins
Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson
Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US.

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Frank Furedi
This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too
What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

Mick Hume
The ‘Yes’ campaign’s version of history is Scotch mist
Six myths being peddled by left-wing converts to Scottish independence.

Rob Lyons
Whatever happened to the Eurozone revival?
If we fail to tackle the true cause of the crisis, growth will remain a mirage.

Luke Gittos
Ched Evans has the right to move on


Thursday 21 August 2014
Brendan O’Neill
What is brave about suicide?
Once, suicide was taboo. Now, criticising it is taboo.

Jack Prescott
Bercow’s contrarian crusade


Friday 22 August 2014
Duleep Allirajah
What Sartre might say to Crystal Palace
It’s time my team ditched the ‘if only’ mantra and determined its destiny.

spiked podcast
Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel
Podcast: Brendan O’Neill talks Israel, Gaza, the West and anti-Semitism.

Sunday 24 August 2014
spiked podcast
What really happened in Rwanda?
Everything you know about the genocide is wrong, says Barrie Collins.

Tuesday 26 August 2014
Jon Holbrook
Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering
Britain's judiciary is eroding our sovereignty from within.

Brendan O’Neill
Caliph Cameron brings ISIS-style intolerance to Britain
Our rulers’ authoritarian response to ISIS is trashing freedom and tolerance.

Mick Hume
Kick the thought police out of football – and smartphones
The real scandal is the public hanging of Mackay and Moody for private texts.

Jack Prescott
Japan should tell the UN where to stick its hate-speech laws


Wednesday 27 August 2014
Sean Collins
Why we should all hail the Redskins
The campaign against the Redskins’ name is an insult to fans.

Rob Lyons
The public-health lobby – more dangerous than e‑cigs
The campaign against e-cigarettes is not just illiberal, it's illogical.

Neil Ross
Voters want big ideas, not big prizes


Brendan O’Neill
What Rotherham reveals about the corrosion of community life
The abuse scandal exposes the dangers of welfarism and multiculturalism.

Tim Black
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
Jack Prescott
The NSPCC’s war on youth culture
The charity’s new anti-gang initiative sounds suspiciously like an assault on young people.

Russell McCarthy
Cameron vs the ‘Wild West’ web
Plans to restrict access to online music videos set a dangerous precedent.

Tom Slater
Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé
The excitement over Queen B’s ‘feminist’ VMA turn reeks of desperation.

Sharmini Brookes
Economic Freedom Fighters: South Africa's answer to UKIP


Friday 29 August 2014
Andrea Seaman
This misanthropic movie should buzz off
More Than Honey uses dodgy stories about the decline of bees to bash humankind.

Duleep Allirajah
Man’s inalienable right to banter
In the wake of the Mackay / Moody scandal, we must defend the liberty to talk bollocks.

Tom Slater
‘The gay movement is full of staid conformists’
Julie Bindel talks to spiked about the death of gay radicalism.


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