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Monday 3 August 2015 August 2015
Brendan O’Neill
The Calais migrants and the moral bankruptcy of PC
Why some people are angrier about Cameron's words than his actions.

Frank Furedi
No, it’s not ‘just like slavery’
So-called modern slavery is more fiction than fact.

Rob Lyons
Ebola vaccine: a shot of human ingenuity


Tuesday 4 August 2015
Rob Harries
The rage against Uber
In the war on cab apps, the public loses out.

Tom Slater
Lenny Bruce: the Dapper Laughs of his day
Nearly 50 years after Bruce’s death, ‘sick comedians’ are still in the firing line.

Ella Whelan
Sexy Jezza will do little to help women
Jeremy Corbyn is siding with the worst of contemporary feminism.

Luke Terry
Stress is good for stand‑ups


Stefan Rhys-Williams
That air-conditioning story – desperately seeking sexism


Wednesday 5 August 2015
Ferdia Carr
Don’t put culture in a ghetto
Policing ‘cultural appropriation’ is just a PC version of segregation.

Wendy Earle
When artists become estranged from art history
Portraiture doesn't work when it's so self-consciously intellectual.

Tim Black
The doping hysteria is destroying sport
Calm down – athletics is not in the grip of a moral malaise.

Charlie Pearson
Booing Adam Goodes isn’t racist


Thursday 6 August 2015
Guy Birchall
Katie Hopkins: questioned on suspicion of having an opinion


Ceri Dingle
The youths who told the truth about Hiroshima
How an education charity confronted the horrors of the Bomb.

Luke Gittos
Cosby: convicted by social-media showtrial
The Cosby case confirms the ideal of justice is in a parlous state.

Mick Hume
The EU is digging Orwell’s ‘memory holes’ across the internet
The ‘right to be forgotten’ is a threat not to Google but to free speech.

Friday 7 August 2015
Shingi Mararike
Premier League 2015-16: let the hype begin
The Premier League may not be the best, but it’s definitely the most overrated.

Christian Butler
There’s nothing tragic about Orson Welles
Welles was a genius who worked on his own terms. Why do critics feel so sorry for him?

Patrick West
L’Étranger: absurdist, not racist
It’s folly to view Camus' great novel through the lens of post-colonial theory.

Monday 10 August 2015
Barbara Hewson
Compo culture goes up in smoke
A recent ludicrous case shows just how unreliable group claims are.

David Perks
Pupils behaving badly
Authority in the classroom isn't just about crowd control, it is essential to transmitting knowledge.

Frank Furedi
The crusade against Ted Heath: dancing on people’s graves
The inquisition into historical allegations of abuse is out of control.

Charlotte Gill
Bore off, Bake Off
As if we’re on series six of this mind-numbingly dull show.

Tuesday 11 August 2015
Neil Davenport
Labour’s welfarism isn’t working
Labour has become the party of benefits claimants and public-sector workers.

Kevin Yuill
The narcissism of assisted suicide
A shocking case shows that assisted suicide is about more than alleviating suffering.

Rob Lyons
In defence of cheap milk
Dairy farming is a hardnosed business, not a rural idyll.

Tim Black
Kids Company: consumed by the child-abuse hysteria
Batmanghelidjh was brought down by a panic she helped propagate.

Stephen Beard
The UK war on porn: turning ISPs into parents


Wednesday 12 August 2015
Naomi Firsht
The myth of the Olympic Legacy
It’s time we let go of the ‘spirit of 2012’.

Jason Harrington
How to celebrate war crimes: a four‑point guide
Croatia shows the world how to get away with murder.

Ella Whelan
Feminism: the latest celebrity must-have
We don’t need celebrity feminists to raise our awareness.

Brendan O’Neill
We must be free to hurt Muslims’ feelings
Why we must stand with Bangladesh’s vilified secularist bloggers.

Thursday 13 August 2015
Chris Lynch
Inside the spin doctor’s surgery
What Lynton Crosby’s attack on UKIP tells us about the conformism of PR politics.

Luke Gittos
Don’t call the Bradford teacher stabbing racist
Dismissing a youth’s violent act as racism is a cop-out

Joanna Williams
Regulating sex: the fear of intimacy
Students’ feelings of vulnerability are driving the regulation of sex on campus.

Friday 14 August 2015
Patrick West
When Corbynites attack
Like the cybernats, Jeremy Corbyn’s fans can’t stomach dissent.

Andrew Doyle
We comedians must stand up for free speech
An Edinburgh Fringe veteran says comics have got complacent.

Alexander Adams
Islamism and identity politics – a destructive mix
The strange alliance between leftists and extremists is eroding free speech.

Monday 17 August 2015
Tom Slater
Key Change: good cause, bad art


Tom Slater
Liam Williams: burnt out on politics


Mick Hume
Jeremy Corbyn: The Left’s Tony Blair?
Like Blair, the rise of Corbyn reflects the disintegration of Labour.

Tuesday 18 August 2015
Tom Slater
The Pajama Men: sublime silliness


Neil Ross
Pennsylvania is making Minority Report a reality
Using stats to predict individuals’ future criminality is a frightening prospect.

Tim Black
A culture war on Donald Trump
The GOP presidential candidate is guilty of having the ‘wrong’ attitudes.

Christian Butler
Sushi Tap Show 2: strangely incredible


Christian Butler
Aatif Nawaz: a beginner’s guide to Islam


Wednesday 19 August 2015
Christian Butler
A love letter to movie geekdom


Ella Whelan
The Islamic State is not a feminist issue
Not every problem in the world needs to be gendered.

Tom Slater
Nish Kumar: preaching to the converted


Christian Butler
International Stud:
not a drag



Tom Slater
Don’t censor anti-Semites, argue with them


Thursday 20 August 2015
Barry Curtis
Anti-smoking zealots are censoring reality
Denormalisation strategies are curtailing our everyday freedoms.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Germany’s gender quota: illiberal and divisive
No radical should support special privileges for women.

Austin Williams
Tianjin was a tragedy, not comeuppance
Too many in the West are seeing a disaster as a moral lesson.

Tom Slater
Man to Man: a spellbinding revival


Christian Butler
The Story Beast: like Oliver Reed doing Jackanory


Tom Slater
Stewart Lee: hardly a ‘work in progress’


Friday 21 August 2015
Patrick West
Mindfulness: lobotomisation by proxy
This latest therapeutic fad encourages us to retreat from life.

Helene Guldberg
The myth of England’s miserable kids
The Children's Society's latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.

Christian Butler
Loot: the not-so-shocking farce


Christian Butler
UKIP! The Musical: Farage’s cuddly side


Tom Slater
The biggest threat to comedy? Self-censorship
Yes, most comedians can say what they want. But they don't.

Monday 24 August 2015
Irene Ogrizek
#Gamergate: taking on the new feminism
How a consumer movement became a battle against censorious feminists.

Luke Gittos
Roosh V is a saddo, not a threat
The pick-up industry feeds on the fear of emotional rejection.

Brendan O’Neill
Banksy: the master of middle‑class misanthropy
Dismaland is a big fat joke at the masses' expense.

Christian Butler
Hair Peace: getting to the root of the story


Tuesday 25 August 2015
Ella Whelan
Even cheating husbands deserve privacy
The Ashley Madison hack is cruelty masquerading as morality.

Frank Furedi
You can’t inherit Holocaust trauma
Survivors’ children need to free themselves from their parents’ past.

Alex Kasnetz
How censorship divides us
Political correctness has made us more wary of one another.

Paul Coleman
Can religious freedom survive same-sex marriage?
Five ways same-sex marriage is harming the freedom of faith.

spiked
Reinvigorating the spirit of the First Amendment
This Autumn, spiked explores the future for freedom in the 21st century.

Rob Lyons
The rise of the Helmet Cam Constabulary


Tom Slater
Sarah Callaghan: an ambitious debut


Wednesday 26 August 2015
Wendy Earle
Barbara Hepworth: the last gasp of modernism
The sculptor emerged at a time when artists believed they could change the world.

Tim Black
The narrowing of debate Down Under
spiked’s editor falls foul of the new elite.

Mat Vaillancourt
Let’s raise a Pringle to cheap flights


Christian Butler
Get Your Own Back: nostalgia and gunge


Tom Slater
‘I’d be embarrassed to call myself PC’
Sarah Franken talks ISIS, censorship and the perils of being pigeon-holed.

Ella Whelan
Jeremy Corbyn is no hero for women


Thursday 27 August 2015
Christian Butler
Do disabled acts need a helping hand?
Christian Butler reports on the Edinburgh Fringe’s new push for inclusivity.

Mick Hume
‘Entryism’? More like political necrophilia
It’s less a struggle for Labour’s soul than two cliques squabbling over a corpse.

Friday 28 August 2015
Ferdia Carr
Tyler, The Creator: banned for your own good


Stefan Rhys-Williams
Dressing up like Caitlyn Jenner is not transphobic


Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
The founding of the modern research university
A fascinating new book explores the Kantian origins of the modern university.

James Heartfield
Cultural Capital: the myth of Creative Britain
Robert Hewison’s critique of New Labour arts policy misses the point.

Alexander Adams
The Islamic Republic of France
Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is a powerful novel about the fragility of Western culture.

Tim Black
‘There is a moral case for fossil fuels’
Alex Epstein tells spiked why we need to celebrate our impact on nature.

Ann Furedi
Rape culture and the crisis of intimacy
A new book warns of the threats posed by the obsession with rape.

Monday 31 August 2015
Frank Furedi
Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens!
Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West.


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