Why won’t we tell students that Kant is better than the Koran?
The problem on campus isn’t hate preaching — it’s academic cowardice.
Tony Abbott believes in free speech, but…
|Tuesday 3 March 2015|
Fifty Shades: an uprising against fun-free feminism
After 50 years of feminism, women want to fantasise about dominant men.
The fall of the public sphere
ESSAY: Political elites have denigrated and abandoned the public.
The nasty nonsense of Israel Apartheid Week
Why are student activists so blinkered on the issue of Israel?
Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever
Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.
The Beaver blackout – LSESU has sunk to a new low
|Wednesday 4 March 2015|
Let’s just say it: online death threats are rarely credible
Fees, philistinism and the future of HE
The tuition fees debate shows how philistine our leaders have become.
Boris Nemtsov and the rise and rise of Russia-bashing
Blaming Putin for everything bad in the world is a dangerous game.
|Thursday 5 March 2015|
Kick It Out: inviting fans to be snitches
A racist-reporting app is designed to swamp football with grasses.
Netanyahu in Washington: how Bibi eclipsed Barack
His speech stood in stark contrast to the relativism of the modern West.
‘Vote Labour, get Lord Justice Leveson!’
If Labour wins the election, press freedom will be a big loser.
|Friday 6 March 2015|
Harper Lee, welcome back!
Why I’ll be devouring the ‘sequel’ to To Kill A Mockingbird.
A triumph of anti-war literature
Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun deserves a new audience.
Matthew Shepard and the gatekeepers of gay orthodoxy
Stephen Jimenez talks to Mark Adnum about the truth behind the myth.
Lila: a divine novel
Marilynne Robinson’s religious warmth is a breath of fresh air in this cynical age.
TS Eliot among the bankers and Bloomsberries
Robert Crawford’s biography provides a sympathetic portrait of the poet as a young man.
Hating modernity, hating the Jews: a reckoning with Heidegger
Why the German thinker's anti-human ideas live on.
Kant, Peter Pan and why Generation Y won’t grow up
Susan Neiman's Enlightened insights into my generation's childishness.
|Monday 9 March 2015|
ISIS’s very modern war on the past
It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.
‘I’m taking on the establishment, and they hate me for it’
Nigel Farage on consensus, conformism and the virtue of dissent.
|Tuesday 10 March 2015|
Making the American Dream a reality
The US needs big ideas and ballsy politicians.
Five reasons you shouldn’t vote Green
Anti-growth, anti-human and bizarrely pro-horse riding: a Green government would be awful.
The gender pay gap is a myth – so why do so many buy it?
There’s an ironic paternalism to the anti-pay gap campaign.
|Wednesday 11 March 2015|
Plain packs: an attack on intellectual property
Today’s parliamentary vote on plain packs for cigs needs to consider some actual facts.
A journey into UKIP country
Patrick West reports from South Thanet – Farage’s prospective constituency.
You can’t be green and progressive – it’s one or the other
Politicians are too tied to environmentalism to oppose austerity.
|Thursday 12 March 2015|
Cameron: a bad case of child exploitation
Why politicians love to pose as the grand protectors of children.
Years of Western meddling pushed Ukraine over the edge
It is beyond wrong to hold Russia responsible for the Ukrainian instability.
Election debates: they’re all empty chairs now
The problem is not who takes part, but what they have to say.
Conditioning kids to have state-approved sex
The whiff of Brave New World in consent classes for 11-year-olds.
|Friday 13 March 2015|
Tidal lagoons: another green rip-off?
This latest green initiative is promising, but it will cost British taxpayers a fortune.
Football’s thought police need to man up
If you find football fans singing ‘get your tits out’ shocking, then you really need to get out more.
The White Student’s Burden: PC racialism on campus
Student officials who want to protect 'the weak' undermine universalism.
|Monday 16 March 2015|
After Oklahoma, who will defend free speech?
Why did so few free-speech advocates stand up for the racist singing frat?
Why frat boys, even racist ones, should have free speech
Racist views can only be tackled through open debate, not censorship.
Je Suis Billy Boy: free speech for football fans!
In Britain in 2015 you can be jailed for singing a song. Where’s the anger?
Free Schools: why shouldn’t we experiment with education?
|Tuesday 17 March 2015|
Feminists, we need to talk about consent
Too many campaigners now treat women as the fairer, incapable sex.
D&G said something we disagree with? Destroy those deviants!
The treatment of D&G exposes the shrill censoriousness of our age.
India’s ‘rape epidemic’: an ugly colonial myth reborn
Western feminists have resuscitated the myth of the rapacious foreigner.
Female MPs are doing it for themselves
|Wednesday 18 March 2015|
The Newspeak of gender-neutral pronouns
Rather than reducing the English language to pale neutrality, let’s enrich it.
Yes, we should abolish workplace race laws
Anti-discrimination laws heighten racial sensitivity and destroy meritocracy.
Blair: the whipping boy of ideas-lite Labourites
Bereft of vision, Miliband now cynically sells himself as Not Blair.
Free speech! Only if you have an Oxford Union card...
The Nether: dwelling in darkness
|Thursday 19 March 2015|
Prevent: a very risky strategy
The UK’s clueless counterterrorism strategy sees threats everywhere.
Too young to resist ISIS, but old enough to vote?
Politicians’ view of 16-year-olds is schizophrenic.
Hillsborough: blaming one top cop is a cover-up, too
It took more than an incompetent commander to cause 96 deaths.
|Friday 20 March 2015|
Things we should be able to say about race
The response to Trevor Phillips’ TV doc shows that the real prejudice today is against white UKIP voters.
The art of a good pitch invasion
The hysterical response to fans rushing the pitch shows how sanitised football has become.
Three judges caught watching porn? Let’s put ‘self‑love’ on trial
We must stop treating the consumption of porn as good or healthy.
Meet the Aussie academic who hates debate
The D&G protest: direct action or a two-minute hate?
The demo against the offending designers was a limp, censorious affair.
Views on the news: patriotism
British troops out of Ukraine now
|Monday 23 March 2015|
Save Gardies from the Stepford Students
Sexual-assault claims are being used to shut down a Cambridge fast-food joint.
The Hampstead cult that wasn’t: the Satanic panic revisited
In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously.
The Sun 4: ‘Guilty’ of being journalists
The UK state is prosecuting tabloid reporters for telling the truth.
|Tuesday 24 March 2015|
When will they stop hounding Amanda Knox?
She’s been framed before, and it looks like she–ll be framed again.
Lee Kuan Yew: the last of the great authoritarians
Love him or loathe him, he had something his successors lack.
The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success
Lee Kuan Yew transformed a small trading post – but at a cost.
Why isn’t Farage entitled to a bit of privacy, too?
The media’s complicity in Sunday’s pub stunt reeks of double standards.
Banning Haddad: universities are doing the Home Office’s bidding
|Wednesday 25 March 2015|
The greening of the ivory towers
A National Association of Scholars report interrogates the tyranny of sustainability on campus.
Race Together: a flat, white campaign
Sustainability: smashing the eco‑orthodoxy
NAS president Peter Wood on why it’s time to challenge this campus religion.
Who’s afraid of clapping? Feminist students, that’s who
Selma 50 years on: why King’s dream still matters
Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin.
|Thursday 26 March 2015|
‘Anti-social behaviour’ is the heart and soul of a city
Oxford’s illiberal campaign to control everyday city life.
The real reason Obama hates Bibi
This is more than a personality clash – it’s a shift in the world order.
|Friday 27 March 2015|
Video reviews: a reffing mistake
Refereeing errors don't detract from football – they add to the drama.
Jeremy Clarkson: a true internationalist
Far from being parochial, Top Gear was loved from Italy to Iran.
Kendrick Lamar: rap’s angry young man
To Pimp A Butterfly is a rap classic for Generation Y to call its own.
They’re all Lib Dems now
The rootless politics embodied by Clegg is now widespread in Westminster.
Germanwings: can we no longer call mad people mad?
The policing of language has reached lunatic levels.
|Monday 30 March 2015|
What’s behind the fashion for banning?
Barely a day passes without someone demanding a ban on something.
Only a mug would vote for the anti-immigrant Labour Party
Why the outrage over a mug? Labour has been bashing migrants for 50 years.
Opportunity Knox for Italy-bashing
Yes, Amanda Knox has been demonised. But so has Italy.
|Tuesday 31 March 2015|
Give us the freedom to build our own homes
We need 260,000 new homes a year, and officials won’t build them.
Doctors, fed up of being treated like priests? Stop acting like them
Hurry up and die already!
London is not a museum
Student politics: where biology trumps brains
Anti-Israel academics: the world’s least convincing free-speech warriors