The Calais migrants and the moral bankruptcy of PC
Why some people are angrier about Cameron's words than his actions.
No, it’s not ‘just like slavery’
So-called modern slavery is more fiction than fact.
Ebola vaccine: a shot of human ingenuity
|Tuesday 4 August 2015|
The rage against Uber
In the war on cab apps, the public loses out.
Lenny Bruce: the Dapper Laughs of his day
Nearly 50 years after Bruce’s death, ‘sick comedians’ are still in the firing line.
Sexy Jezza will do little to help women
Jeremy Corbyn is siding with the worst of contemporary feminism.
Stress is good for stand‑ups
That air-conditioning story – desperately seeking sexism
|Wednesday 5 August 2015|
Don’t put culture in a ghetto
Policing ‘cultural appropriation’ is just a PC version of segregation.
When artists become estranged from art history
Portraiture doesn't work when it's so self-consciously intellectual.
The doping hysteria is destroying sport
Calm down – athletics is not in the grip of a moral malaise.
Booing Adam Goodes isn’t racist
|Thursday 6 August 2015|
Katie Hopkins: questioned on suspicion of having an opinion
The youths who told the truth about Hiroshima
How an education charity confronted the horrors of the Bomb.
Cosby: convicted by social-media showtrial
The Cosby case confirms the ideal of justice is in a parlous state.
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|
Premier League 2015-16: let the hype begin
The Premier League may not be the best, but it’s definitely the most overrated.
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?
L’Étranger: absurdist, not racist
It’s folly to view Camus' great novel through the lens of post-colonial theory.
|Monday 10 August 2015|
Compo culture goes up in smoke
A recent ludicrous case shows just how unreliable group claims are.
Pupils behaving badly
Authority in the classroom isn't just about crowd control, it is essential to transmitting knowledge.
The crusade against Ted Heath: dancing on people’s graves
The inquisition into historical allegations of abuse is out of control.
Bore off, Bake Off
As if we’re on series six of this mind-numbingly dull show.
|Tuesday 11 August 2015|
Labour’s welfarism isn’t working
Labour has become the party of benefits claimants and public-sector workers.
The narcissism of assisted suicide
A shocking case shows that assisted suicide is about more than alleviating suffering.
In defence of cheap milk
Dairy farming is a hardnosed business, not a rural idyll.
Kids Company: consumed by the child-abuse hysteria
Batmanghelidjh was brought down by a panic she helped propagate.
The UK war on porn: turning ISPs into parents
|Wednesday 12 August 2015|
The myth of the Olympic Legacy
It’s time we let go of the ‘spirit of 2012’.
How to celebrate war crimes: a four‑point guide
Croatia shows the world how to get away with murder.
Feminism: the latest celebrity must-have
We don’t need celebrity feminists to raise our awareness.
We must be free to hurt Muslims’ feelings
Why we must stand with Bangladesh’s vilified secularist bloggers.
|Thursday 13 August 2015|
Inside the spin doctor’s surgery
What Lynton Crosby’s attack on UKIP tells us about the conformism of PR politics.
Don’t call the Bradford teacher stabbing racist
Dismissing a youth’s violent act as racism is a cop-out
Regulating sex: the fear of intimacy
Students’ feelings of vulnerability are driving the regulation of sex on campus.
|Friday 14 August 2015|
When Corbynites attack
Like the cybernats, Jeremy Corbyn’s fans can’t stomach dissent.
We comedians must stand up for free speech
An Edinburgh Fringe veteran says comics have got complacent.
Islamism and identity politics – a destructive mix
The strange alliance between leftists and extremists is eroding free speech.
|Monday 17 August 2015|
Key Change: good cause, bad art
Liam Williams: burnt out on politics
Jeremy Corbyn: The Left’s Tony Blair?
Like Blair, the rise of Corbyn reflects the disintegration of Labour.
|Tuesday 18 August 2015|
The Pajama Men: sublime silliness
Pennsylvania is making Minority Report a reality
Using stats to predict individuals’ future criminality is a frightening prospect.
A culture war on Donald Trump
The GOP presidential candidate is guilty of having the ‘wrong’ attitudes.
Sushi Tap Show 2: strangely incredible
Aatif Nawaz: a beginner’s guide to Islam
|Wednesday 19 August 2015|
A love letter to movie geekdom
The Islamic State is not a feminist issue
Not every problem in the world needs to be gendered.
Nish Kumar: preaching to the converted
not a drag
Don’t censor anti-Semites, argue with them
|Thursday 20 August 2015|
Anti-smoking zealots are censoring reality
Denormalisation strategies are curtailing our everyday freedoms.
Germany’s gender quota: illiberal and divisive
No radical should support special privileges for women.
Tianjin was a tragedy, not comeuppance
Too many in the West are seeing a disaster as a moral lesson.
Man to Man: a spellbinding revival
The Story Beast: like Oliver Reed doing Jackanory
Stewart Lee: hardly a ‘work in progress’
|Friday 21 August 2015|
Mindfulness: lobotomisation by proxy
This latest therapeutic fad encourages us to retreat from life.
The myth of England’s miserable kids
The Children's Society's latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.
Loot: the not-so-shocking farce
UKIP! The Musical: Farage’s cuddly side
The biggest threat to comedy? Self-censorship
Yes, most comedians can say what they want. But they don't.
|Monday 24 August 2015|
#Gamergate: taking on the new feminism
How a consumer movement became a battle against censorious feminists.
Roosh V is a saddo, not a threat
The pick-up industry feeds on the fear of emotional rejection.
Banksy: the master of middle‑class misanthropy
Dismaland is a big fat joke at the masses' expense.
Hair Peace: getting to the root of the story
|Tuesday 25 August 2015|
Even cheating husbands deserve privacy
The Ashley Madison hack is cruelty masquerading as morality.
You can’t inherit Holocaust trauma
Survivors’ children need to free themselves from their parents’ past.
How censorship divides us
Political correctness has made us more wary of one another.
Can religious freedom survive same-sex marriage?
Five ways same-sex marriage is harming the freedom of faith.
Reinvigorating the spirit of the First Amendment
This Autumn, spiked explores the future for freedom in the 21st century.
The rise of the Helmet Cam Constabulary
Sarah Callaghan: an ambitious debut
|Wednesday 26 August 2015|
Barbara Hepworth: the last gasp of modernism
The sculptor emerged at a time when artists believed they could change the world.
The narrowing of debate Down Under
spiked’s editor falls foul of the new elite.
Let’s raise a Pringle to cheap flights
Get Your Own Back: nostalgia and gunge
‘I’d be embarrassed to call myself PC’
Sarah Franken talks ISIS, censorship and the perils of being pigeon-holed.
Jeremy Corbyn is no hero for women
|Thursday 27 August 2015|
Do disabled acts need a helping hand?
Christian Butler reports on the Edinburgh Fringe’s new push for inclusivity.
‘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|
Tyler, The Creator: banned for your own good
Dressing up like Caitlyn Jenner is not transphobic
The founding of the modern research university
A fascinating new book explores the Kantian origins of the modern university.
Cultural Capital: the myth of Creative Britain
Robert Hewison’s critique of New Labour arts policy misses the point.
The Islamic Republic of France
Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is a powerful novel about the fragility of Western culture.
‘There is a moral case for fossil fuels’
Alex Epstein tells spiked why we need to celebrate our impact on nature.
Rape culture and the crisis of intimacy
A new book warns of the threats posed by the obsession with rape.
|Monday 31 August 2015|
Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens!
Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West.