Educationalists: teaching bad ideas
Teachers are starting to fight back against the biases of educationalists.
Teaching students to jump through hoops
The obsession with exams is cheating state-school kids out of an education.
Bureaucracy is sucking the life out of teaching
Form-filling and constant monitoring are wasting teachers’ time.
Unleashing the power of knowledge for all
We need to put subjects at the heart of the curriculum.
In an info age, we need knowledge more than ever
Pupils must be taught before they are asked what they think.
Time to reclaim the classroom
Joanna Williams introduces spiked’s back-to-school special.
Wes Craven: exploring the horror within
The Nightmare on Elm Street director confronted the human condition in an age of unreason.
|Wednesday 2 September 2015|
Harvey Proctor has got a point
It is time to end this witch-hunting of old, often homosexual, men.
You can’t say that, Chrissie
The real reason Chrissie Hynde angered feminists? She refused to play the victim.
‘The First Amendment is not enough’
David French on the state of religious freedom in the wake of gay marriage.
The rage against Zachary Quinto
No, Loose Women shouldn’t apologise for that poll
|Thursday 3 September 2015|
We need more friends and fewer shrinks
The medicalisation of social problems is straining mental-health services.
Virginia: the culture of complaint turns lethal
The most striking thing about Vester Flanagan was his self-pity.
He’s a teenager,
not a sex criminal
Press freedom begins at home
No, ‘Journalism is not a crime’ in Turkey – and neither should it be in the UK.
|Friday 4 September 2015|
A black hero for guilty whites
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me offers a disturbing insight into the new racialism.
fight for your right to stay up all night
We must reject attempts to regulate our nightlife.
Young, Free & Single: dating for robots
This Steve Jones-fronted farce is enough to put you off romance for life.
Aloha: Hollywood’s latest flop
Cameron Crowe's latest is as bad as everyone says it is.
Don’t rush to join Jamie’s sugar crusade
Jamie Oliver’s latest campaign is just as simple-minded as his previous.
Fuck tha thoughtpolice
More than 25 years after NWA rocked the world, rappers are still being muzzled.
Amnesty: fuelling the Indian rape myth
|Monday 7 September 2015|
Charles Bukowski: distortion of a dissident poet?
A new Bukowski is set to emerge, free of his editor's heavy hand.
Forget Corbynomics. We need a new industrial revolution
What a properly progressive economic plan would look like.
Don’t make a moral melodrama out of the migrant crisis
This outburst of political compassion is not as healthy as some imagine.
‘Wildest Dreams’: it’s a music video, not a history lesson
|Tuesday 8 September 2015|
No, our schools are not full of tiny sex offenders
The criminalisation of children has reached terrifying heights.
Alternative freshers’ week: giving the lie to the ‘lad culture’ panic
Kim Davis: criminal or conscientious objector?
Why dissent on same-sex marriage is punished so harshly.
Syriza: can’t lead, won’t lead
Alexis Tsipras and Co are the acceptable faces of EU technocracy.
|Wednesday 9 September 2015|
Alice Dreger and the policing of academic thought
Misguided feminists are dictating what academics may publish.
The feminist trials of Miss Piggy
How can a Muppet be a role model for women?
Campus rape panic: scaring women away from uni
Why is the government collaborating in this dangerous myth?
The Danish Girl: not transgender enough
Petra Laszlo was only practising the ‘journalism of attachment’
|Thursday 10 September 2015|
Divesting from free speech
How environmentalists shut down debate on campus.
‘Refugees’ good, ‘Migrants’ bad?
Bono and Co should not be allowed to police the language of the debate.
Refugee crisis: treating Hungary as a Heart of Darkness
With no hint of irony, Western observers defend Syrian
refugees while demonising Eastern Europeans.
‘Dear Fat People‘: no one should be safe from mockery
|Friday 11 September 2015|
Metal Gear Solid V: return of the boss
The Phantom Pain returns the series to the bleeding edge of gaming.
Parents should resist the urge to snoop
Refugee crisis: Germany’s Band Aid?
By embracing migrants, Germany is getting over its war guilt.
Snow White and
the PC brigade
How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’
ISIS cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.
A charity single? Haven’t the refugees suffered enough?
Can evidence set teachers free?
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert reports from the researchED conference.
|Monday 14 September 2015|
The moral cowardice of the drone debate
Who cares if killing those jihadis was legal? The question is: was it right?
To see why he won, look at the clueless Corbyn-bashing
The emptiness of politics means a veteran non-entity can become Labour leader.
Rise of the supernanny feminists
Charlotte Proudman isn’t the only one trying to tell us what is and isn’t acceptable.
|Tuesday 15 September 2015|
Turning Aussie schools into training centres
It's time to kick corporate speak out of education.
Time to tear up the Refugee Convention
Democratic states must be able to control their borders.
Who cares how many women are in the Corbyn cabinet?
The idea that biology trumps brains is the real scandal here.
Je Suis Toujours Charlie
Yes, we must also defend their freedom to publish
cartoons about drowned Syrian refugees.
|Wednesday 16 September 2015|
What about ‘religious freedom’ for the secular?
Why we need to amend the First Amendment.
Assisted suicide: behold the wisdom of the Commons
The debate on the Assisted Dying Bill showed parliament at its finest.
Cameron, the high priest of mistrust
Preachers don't need the state's seal of approval.
An 11-year-old on Facebook? I blame the parents
|Thursday 17 September 2015|
‘Free speech is always under threat’
PODCAST: Eugene Volokh talks to spiked about the constant battle for freedom.
‘Rape by deception’ should not be a crime
We are blurring the line between sex and rape.
The problem with the ‘pro-migrant’ lobby
The elite is embracing immigration for really bad reasons.
A crisis of Europe dressed up as a drama about migration
The migrant debate has exposed EU contempt for the public.
|Friday 18 September 2015|
Stand with Ahmed? Then challenge the zero-tolerance mania
No, you’re not what your mother ate
More pseudo-scientific hectoring is the last thing pregnant women need.
Something Must Be Done (so that I can sleep at night)
Caitlin Moran’s crocodile tears will do nothing to help migrants.
McDonnell and the IRA: a sorry excuse for radical politics
Time for a real free-speech fightback
Cameron’s anti-extremism strategy could have been ghostwritten by the NUS.
South Park: bursting the PC bubble
|Monday 21 September 2015|
Putting your arm around someone is not an ‘act of ownership’
Keep the cops out of kiss chase
Turnbull: another hollow coup Down Under
The ousting of Abbott showed just how cynical politics has become.
Bombing Syria won’t solve anything
As calls for intervention grow, remember: we’ve been here before.
No, Jeremy Corbyn is not a threat to life as we know it
The anti-Corbyn politics of fear demeans the demos.
‘We need to win the argument for open borders’
|Tuesday 22 September 2015|
Brian Sewell: a giant among critics
His keen eye and unrivalled knowledge set him apart.
Ul Nasir: a case of victim-centred injustice
Victims should not have the right to personalised justice.
TINA comes to Greece
The real victor in the Greek elections was the Troika’s bureaucratic fatalism.
Lady Gaga jumps on the rape-culture bandwagon
Pop stars should spark moral panics, not promote them.
|Wednesday 23 September 2015|
Invasion of the sexbots? Get a grip
The sexbots are not coming.
Living longer is a cause for celebration
The ageing population is a challenge, not a threat.
#ShoutYourAbortion: a Twitter group hug won’t save Planned Parenthood
|Thursday 24 September 2015|
Treating models like airheads
The idea that models’ weight should be monitored by law is deeply patronising.
Hinkley Point C: rip it up and start again
New nuclear power stations would be a boon to society. But not at any price.
The forgotten First Amendment freedom
A free press remains the lifelong partner of free speech.
|Friday 25 September 2015|
Freedom for Catalonia: a greedy game
Catalan independence is about self-interest, not liberation.
Jackie Collins: a better role model than feminists
Here's hoping her rebellious spirit lives on.
Planned Parenthood: pro‑choicers should go on the offensive
Stop apologising for providing an essential service for women.
|Monday 28 September 2015|
In praise of
We should celebrate the daring spirit of this unloved school of architecture.
No holiday from the Greek crisis
A report from Rhodes on Greeks' response to the crisis.
Using migrants to bash east Germans
The migrant crisis has exposed the deep east-west antagonism in German society.
Operation Midland: treating fiction as fact
The crusade against historical sex abuse is destroying due process.
|Tuesday 29 September 2015|
The GOP’s God problem
Don’t believe Republican candidates who say Christianity is under siege.
The Simon-Ehrlich wager 25 years on
As the famous environmentalist bet showed, Malthusians are always wrong.
Trotsky vs Corbyn
Corbyn a Trotskyist? He isn’t fit to lay flowers at Trotsky’s tomb.
‘If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I?’
Maryam Namazie on how she took on the campus censors and won.
|Wednesday 30 September 2015|
VW: a panto of green politics
Irrational regulation and green posturing are the real causes of the Volkswagen debacle.
Cybersexism? Yet another feminist panic
The UN’s report on cybersexism is shrill and illiberal.
not out of the
safe space yet
The free-speech fightback is promising. But there’s a long way to go.
Wesleyan and the Black Lives Matter blasphemer
Class War vs Cereal Killer: a riot for poverty
Ignore the paint-flinging pillocks – gentrification is good.