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Wednesday 1 October 2014 October 2014
Tara McCormack
Yugoslavia, Scotland and the end of nation
After the Scottish independence referendum, Britain should learn the lessons of Yugoslavia.

Tim Black
Brooks Newmark: another chance to bash the tabloids
Post-Leveson, even Tory sex scandals are deemed unacceptable.

Thursday 2 October 2014
Russell McCarthy
Being a crank is not a crime
Now you don't even have to break the law to be banged up for what you say.

Tom Slater
We’re all
pervs now

The explosion of sexting reveals the crisis of intimacy today.

Joanna Williams
The Colgate student protesters should go back to kindergarten


Friday 3 October 2014
Duleep Allirajah
The lost art of the tactical foul
Rooney's botched professional foul shows that players today aren't properly schooled in the dark arts of gamesmanship.

Brendan O’Neill
Owen Jones: mouthpiece of middle-class moralism
With the bourgeoisie and workers in retreat, a bland new politics is emerging.

Rob Lyons
Pre-loading on prohibitionist policies


Monday 6 October 2014
Jon Holbrook
Two cheers for the Tory war on human rights
UK human-rights law doesn't need to be reformed – it needs to be abolished.

Brendan O’Neill
Online trolls: who’s hounding who?
Brenda Leyland's death suggests trollhunters are far worse than trolls.

Mick Hume
How UK liberals helped police hack the press
Tabloid-bashing crusaders enabled the state to treat journalists like jihadists.

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Joanna Williams
University: lads, blokes and jocks not welcome
Universities now treat male students as deviants in need of re-education.

Viv Regan
Sam Pepper: fake hands, fake problem


Wednesday 8 October 2014
Luke Gittos
Cameron is doing the Islamic State’s work for it
Our government would rather crack down on its citizens' liberty than enter into a battle of ideas with IS.

Brendan O’Neill
The moral McCarthyism of the war on lads
The cultural cleansing of lad culture on campus reeks of intolerance.

Tim Black
Intervention is making things worse – again
The airstrikes in Iraq will help nobody – except maybe IS.

WORLDbytes
Why are young Brits joining IS?


Brendan O’Neill
In praise of Arin Mirkan
The Kurdish ‘suicide bomber’ dealt a psychological blow to IS – and the West.

Thursday 9 October 2014
Rob Lyons
We need to generate an energy revolution
To transform society, we need cheap, abundant power. Let's get on with it.

Wendy Kaminer
Affirmative consent: a crime against liberty
Fearmongering about rape on campus has echoes of the red scare.

Tom Slater
Banksy: the artist-in-residence of the new snobby elite
Far from challenging officialdom's prejudices, Banksy caters to them.

Friday 10 October 2014
Philip Hammond
We need to rethink resilience
Once, it meant being strong and resourceful – not anymore.

Russell McCarthy
In praise of supermarkets


Anthony McCarthy
The shallow nihilism of John Gray
The Silence of Animals is anti-humanist posing dressed up as profundity.

Alexander Adams
Larkin wasn’t as prickly as you think
Philip Larkin’s private prejudices shouldn’t matter a jot to admirers of his poetry.

Rob Harris
CLR James on cricket and humanity
Beyond a Boundary is now available on Kindle, and you don’t have to be a cricket buff to love it.

Duleep Allirajah
Keano, don’t tame the fury
Roy Keane's temper may have cost him, but it's what made him a legend.

Jennie Bristow
Edge of Eternity: before freedom was feared
Ken Follett's final entry in his twentieth-century trilogy is a rollicking reminder of yesterday’s optimism.

Sean Collins
The tyranny of the new secular priesthood
Joel Kotkin nails the anti-masses Clerisy that now dominates the US.

Monday 13 October 2014
Barbara Hewson
LSE SU: the tyranny of the minority
The banning of LSE rugby club was puritanical – and quite possibly illegal.

Nigel Scott
The online petitioners trolling Ched Evans
Evans, a convicted rapist, has served his sentence - it’s time to move on.

Frank Furedi
It will take more than an oath to improve our schools
Making teachers swear loyalty to their profession won’t repair their authority.

Charlie Pearson
Australia’s public-health lobby: it’s time the fat lady sang


Tuesday 14 October 2014
Alex Dean
London: let’s build better
The capital is headed in the right direction – up. But can we please ditch the ‘quirky’ buildings?

Christopher Snowdon
America, we need to talk about the word ‘progressive’
Berkeley's proposed soda tax shows the city is no 'bastion of liberty'.

Tim Black
Is a vote for UKIP really just a screech of rage?
There’s something anthropological in the political class’s view of UKIP voters.

Guy Pierce
Let’s flush this piss-poor campaign down the toilet


Ellamay Russell
Go sober for October? No thanks…


Wednesday 15 October 2014
Jan MacVarish
Why parents are beating themselves up
The anxiety around smacking has undermined parental authority.

Norman Lewis
Is Big Data squishing our humanity?
The use of new technologies is turning us into objects of analysis, examination and manipulation.

Mick Hume
‘The Establishment is trying to choke journalism’
David Dinsmore, editor of the Sun, on the challenges to press freedom.

Viv Regan
Judy Finnigan vs the offencerati


Rob Lyons
’71: the past is not a foreign country


Thursday 16 October 2014
Allum Bokhari
#GamerGate: an un‑PC rebellion
Gamers are not happy with the right-on activists ruining their hobby.

Tom Slater
Gone Girl: movies should entertain, not educate
So what if this movie sends the 'wrong' message about rape?

Friday 17 October 2014
Neil Ross
Why it’s bad to be protected from offence
Greg Lukianoff's Freedom From Speech skewers the idea that we have the right not to be offended.

Duleep Allirajah
In praise of terrace banter
It’s time to stick up for football fans’ right to trade insults.

Brendan O’Neill
Darzi’s doublespeak
When nanny staters say ‘choice’, what they really mean is ‘less choice’.

Ellamay Russell
The Ban Bindel policy: an affront to students


Monday 20 October 2014
Tim Black
Ebola: the culture of fear goes viral
The real threat to the West does not come from ebola.

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Helene Guldberg
Tommy the chimp is just an animal, not a prisoner
The campaign to give a chimpanzee ‘legal personhood’ is ludicrous.

Tom Slater
Trolling is a free-speech issue, and always has been
Tougher sentences for trolls are shocking, but not surprising.

Tim Black
‘The best answer to bad speech? More speech’
Nick Gillespie on Fox News, press freedom, and our new media utopia.

Ellie Lee
Hey, teacher, leave those parents alone


Wednesday 22 October 2014
Russell McCarthy
Robul Hoque: sentenced for a thought crime
Since when has possessing weird cartoons been a criminal offence?

Joanna Williams
In defence of the ‘white’ curriculum
Student campaigns for 'inclusive' courses are undermining academic freedom.

Rob Lyons
Sartre: Nobel Prize refusenik
Fifty years ago, the French philosopher exposed the Nobel Prize for what it is.

Brendan O’Neill
And the lame shall walk
Mankind now does what ancient peoples thought only God could do.

Thursday 23 October 2014
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
Bad reasons to read Shakespeare


Brid Hehir
FGM crusade: with feminists like this, who needs misogynists?
Anti-FGM campaigning is doing violence to women's rights.

Luke Gittos
Ched Evans and the silencing of debate
Campaigners are snuffing out any dissent from the official rape narrative.

Friday 24 October 2014
Duleep Allirajah
They think it’s
all ebola

The football world's response to the disease has been farcical.

spiked podcast
‘Teachers need to remind pupils who’s boss’
Tom Bennett discusses the crisis of authority in the classroom.

Moses Dube
Weeping for Reeva, ignoring Marikana
The Western press's obsession with Pistorius has been grotesque.

Sam Stevens
Tattoos: a mark of conformism


Monday 27 October 2014
Mischa Moselle
Hong Kong can’t dodge democracy forever
Mischa Moselle reports from Hong Kong on the ‘umbrella revolution’.

Brendan O’Neill
Has Russell Brand really destroyed the lefty weft?
Nope – he’s merely the bastard child of the left's own self-induced decay.

Viv Regan
The fairytale feminism of FCKH8


Tuesday 28 October 2014
Guy Pierce
‘Bang’ goes childhood innocence


Tim Black
Canada’s terror: sad lone wolves, not dogs of war
Canada’s response to last week’s violence was an invitation to terrorists.

Elsa Makouezi
Students must fight for their right to chant


Wednesday 29 October 2014
Rob Lyons
HS3: we need more ambition and less spin
The UK needs cheaper, quicker and easier transport – fast.

James Woudhuysen
Transport: breaking through the impasse
ESSAY: Six arguments for innovation in transport.

Tom Slater
Student censors – the children of an academy in crisis
Academics’ abandonment of knowledge has green-lit campus censorship.

Thursday 30 October 2014
Tara McCormack
The EU: an accidental warmonger
European politicians have a lot to answer for in Ukraine.

Russell McCarthy
We need more, not fewer people
The scourge ravaging humanity is not overpopulation; it’s underdevelopment.

Mick Hume
The awful truth about free speech
Time to stop paying lip service to the principle and take a stand in practice.

Nancy McDermott
Hollaback: desperately seeking outrage


Friday 31 October 2014
Shingi Mararike
Balotelli-bashing: why always Mario?
Knocking the Italian striker has become a media obsession.

Gareth Sturdy
Educating the East End: school as soap opera
The latest fly-on-the-wall education doc shows how British schools have become centres of therapy rather than learning.

Joanna Williams
Global gender gap: equality is overrated
Ignore the myopic miserablists; British women have never had it so good.


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