In praise of emotional discomfort
Hearing speech that offends you is good – it makes you argue back.
‘Freedom for haters’: spiked comes to NYC
Listen to our New York debate on why hate speech should be free speech.
‘Without artistic freedom, we are not a civilised people’
Peter Gelb of the Met in NYC on why he staged The Death of Klinghoffer.
‘A venal political attack on the press’
The Australian’s Chris Mitchell on the illiberal liberals threatening press freedom.
|Tuesday 4 November 2014|
The barbarism of borders
The death toll in the Mediterranean proves that the EU is the enemy of freedom of movement.
Breathing life back into the Enlightenment
spiked’s editor takes to the airwaves to talk reason, liberty and progress.
Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth
A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.
The dad-free family: the new normal?
|Wednesday 5 November 2014|
No one’s counting the calories
Calorie labels on food do more harm than good.
Why Brittany Maynard made the wrong decision
Assisted suicide is morally abhorrent – even when it is understandable.
Berkeley vs Bill: FSM turns in its grave
After the Bill Maher debacle, Berkeley needs a new Free Speech Movement.
|Thursday 6 November 2014|
Student journalists, it’s time to fight back
SU meddling has turned student newspapers into little more than PR rags.
Will Cornick: turning a teen into ‘the face of evil’
The naming of Ann Maguire's childish murderer helps no one.
|Friday 7 November 2014|
Gogglebox: the most humanising show on TV
Those who think Britain is a splintered society should watch this heartwarming show.
Football – still a ‘slum sport’
The policing of fans hasn't gone away, it's just become more insidious.
NUS, you can’t protest in a bubble
Nightcrawler: in search of car-crash TV
No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser
It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.
The Democrats are running on empty
The US midterms exposed the Obama administration’s utter exhaustion.
|Monday 10 November 2014|
Killing the Vibe of Brick Lane
The police and local councils are destroying London’s nightlife.
This is not austerity
The A-word is distracting us from addressing the real economic malaise.
25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it
Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.
|Tuesday 11 November 2014|
Curators need to stand up to offence-takers
Arts venues need to stand up for the public's right to view controversial art.
Mock the Week isn’t left-wing – it’s puerile
Right wingers need to stop carping about luvvie bias at the Beeb.
‘Death to Dapper’: behold the new intolerance
The terrifying censoriousness of the campaign against Dapper Laughs.
Saddle up for the 2,000-calorie burger
|Wednesday 12 November 2014|
Interstellar: shining a light on our low horizons
Christopher Nolan's flawed space epic is both a challenge to Hollywood and our modernity-loathing age.
Ed Miliband: the leader Labour deserves
Dead Ed is no more disconnected or 'odd' than the party he leads.
Rosetta: another giant leap for mankind
Landing a spacecraft on a comet millions of miles away is a human triumph.
|Thursday 13 November 2014|
#Sket-gate: why the FA needs to eff off
Rio Ferdinand's ban for mouthing off on Twitter shows how sanctimonious the FA has become.
Secretary of state for conspiracy theories
How Theresa May is fuelling unfounded rumours about ‘VIP paedos’.
|Friday 14 November 2014|
‘Science alone can’t answer the big questions’
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein talks to spiked about why we should return to Plato.
Modiano: master of the oblique
This translated collection will bring the French writer's sparing prose to a new audience.
Don’t blame judges for the decline of democracy
It’s not just bureaucrats who are suspicious of the demos.
Child protection makes suspects of us all
I’m definitely not this kind of girl
Lena Dunham is the voice of my generation? Piss off.
|Monday 17 November 2014|
A giant leap backwards for womankind
Matt Taylor’s shirt isn’t holding women back – feminism is.
Rape culture? There’s no such thing
A young feminist tells her sisters to quit the scaremongering.
Women, liberate yourself from this feminism
Feminism used to be about expanding freedom. What went wrong?
|Tuesday 18 November 2014|
A colourful history of progress
The development of synthetic dyes was a mini industrial revolution.
Don’t blame Bob for the plight of the Third World
The rubbishing of Band Aid 30 is based on cynicism, not substance.
The UK government’s reign of anti-terror
The first casualty of IS in Britain could well be our freedom.
Affirmative action: the real racism on campus
A lawsuit filed against Harvard and UNC reveals affirmative action’s racist heart.
|Wednesday 19 November 2014|
The ASB Act: all power to the state
New UK laws have freed the state to act as it pleases.
Democracy is dying. Here’s how to revive it
Our dilapidated democracy just needs one thing: bigger, better ideas.
|Thursday 20 November 2014|
From the London riots to the Islamic State
Jihadi John's alleged involvement in the riots makes perfect sense.
Why I am pro-choice
Read the speech Brendan O’Neill was banned from making at Oxford University.
The sports pay gap – it’s not sexism, it’s economics
|Friday 21 November 2014|
The myth of racist Britain
How official anti-racism divides us all.
Ched Evans: the dangers of mob justice
Petitioners and celebs are trashing the idea of redemption.
|Monday 24 November 2014|
No to No Platform: in defence of unpopular ideas
Read the speech Tom Slater gave at the Oxford Union.
Why Labour loathes White Van Man
Emily Thornberry’s tweet captured her party’s disdain for its former voters.
Time to give Ofsted the boot
|Tuesday 25 November 2014|
Carbon makes the world go round
Ignore the miserable greens – carbon is a boon to humanity.
Fighting for press freedom in the 21st century
On spiked’s storming conference with the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Southampton’s Burger King revolt
We forget this at our peril.
|Wednesday 26 November 2014|
The moral crusade against pro-life students
Pro-life societies are being censored. Now, a fightback has begun.
The three faces of censorship
From the academy to politics, intolerance is back in fashion.
|Thursday 27 November 2014|
Turner: sordid man, sublime art
Timothy Spall is outstanding as the artist who invented modernism.
Julien Blanc is a dickhead
But he should still be able to talk nonsense in the UK.
‘Why I’m standing up for men’
Author Peter Lloyd tells spiked why he’s against the feminisation of blokes.
Doctors against free speech
|Friday 28 November 2014|
Theory and thuggery in the slums of Bombay
David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a portrait of poverty that lacks perspective.
If Dave Whelan’s a racist, then I’m a Chinaman
The Wigan chairman’s only crime was to belong to a less PC generation.
After Ferguson: no, the US is not ‘congenitally racist’
The shooting was terrible. But so is the fatalism of much of the response.
FSA: getting in a flap over nothing