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Monday 4 January 2016 January 2016
Frank Furedi
‘Dare to know’: Frank Furedi’s TED Talk


Alex Standish
Storm Frank:
what’s in a name?

The decision to name the storms causing the floods reveals our newfound fear of weather.

Luke Gittos
Cosby showtrial: is the accuser holy now?
The whispers about Cosby have chilling echoes of Salem.

Tuesday 5 January 2016
Rob Lyons
Who wants a sugar‑free life?
A government app warning of the dangers of sugar leaves a sour taste.

Ella Whelan
The real Danczuk scandal? Infantilising women
The MP's 17-year-old flirter has been treated like a child.

Tim Black
What Corbynistas and Blairites have in common
Lacking vision, all sides of Labour now rely on skulduggery and bitching.

Tom Slater
Chris Gayle and the rise of the Flirt Tax
Fining a man for asking someone on a date is mad and illiberal.

Wednesday 6 January 2016
Jon Fuge
Creed:
a new legacy begins



Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Germans must be free to read Mein Kampf
The ban on Hitler's tome was dankly elitist

Alexander Thompson
Even idiots like Dieudonné must have free speech
The legal punishments dished out to the French comedian undermine our freedoms.

Mick Hume
We know they are not Charlie now
A year after the massacre, the threat to free speech comes from within.

Stuart Derbyshire
The college where thinking is still allowed
Shimer College confounds its critics, but impresses Stuart Derbyshire.

Luke Terry
Kyrgyzstan and Britain: united by censorship


Thursday 7 January 2016
Candice Holdsworth
Mansplaining: an affront to universalism
The feminists hating on Sherlock need to get a grip and read some history.

Kevin Yuill
From his warm, tear‑stained hands…
Obama’s plan to Do Something about guns threatens ordinary Americans.

spiked
Après Charlie: a year of fighting for the right to offend
Why spiked thinks free speech is the most important cause of our times.

Friday 8 January 2016
Patrick West
Lemmy: the nice man of rock’n’roll
The harder the sound, the softer the performers.

Tom Slater
The Danish Girl: neither stunning nor brave
The uneasy response to Tom Hooper’s botched biopic speaks volumes.

Brendan O’Neill
Saudi Arabia vs Iran: much more than a religious war
The Saudi-Iran tensions speak to the exhaustion of politics.

Rob Lyons
These laughable alcohol guidelines are no joke


WORLDbytes
Why are young people joining ISIS?


Monday 11 January 2016
Dave Clements
We need real public health
Public health was once about saving us from illness, not from ourselves.

Jennie Bristow
Policing pregnancy is bad for babies
The public-health lobby’s hectoring of pregnant women is a menace.

Frank Furedi
Why are angry ranchers being called terrorists?
The indiscriminate use of the T-word is trivialising genuine terrorist acts.

Tuesday 12 January 2016
Christian Butler
Bowie:
his life, times and transformations

He kept us guessing to the very end.

Neil Davenport
Bowie and the shrinking sense of possibility
Bowie’s rise and demise speak to a crisis of cultural freedom.

Mick Hume
When Bowie was not a ‘national treasure’
The Seventies starman was the spirit of that turbulent age in dayglow jumpsuit.

Wednesday 13 January 2016
Luke Gittos
Making a Murderer: an uncertain truth
The latest Netflix series shows the crucial importance of doubt.

Stuart Waiton
Football fans: canaries in the illiberal coalmine


Tim Black
Zac Goldsmith:
the worst possible mayor of London

The posh environmentalist is exactly what London doesn't need.

Brendan O’Neill
That thing you’re feeling about Bowie — it isn’t grief


Thursday 14 January 2016
Ellie Lee
Sorry, Cameron, but parents don’t want parenting classes
We reject your pseudoscience and your meddling in family life.

Brendan O’Neill
After Cologne: let’s ‘dare to say how things really are’
The furore about those sexual assaults says more about ‘our’ culture than ‘theirs’.

Friday 15 January 2016
Patrick West
Bowie’s death: a Diana moment for Generation X
Social media has been gripped by the worst case of mourning sickness for 20 years.

Joanna Williams
Universities must challenge, not conform
The tyranny of consensus on campus is undermining academic freedom.

Tom Slater
The tyranny of Safe Spaces
Illiberal students are taking their cue from an increasingly illiberal society.

Sunday 17 January 2016
Tom Slater
Campus censorship: it’s worse than you think, but there is hope
Introducing the 2016 Free Speech University Rankings.

Tuesday 19 January 2016
James Heartfield
Council estates need more development, not less
The government's Housing Bill punishes the worst off.

Jon Holbrook
Transgenderism: a top-down politics of identity
Far from being about liberty, transgenderism is backed by undemocratic power.

Frank Furedi
Why is Europe giving Muslim migrants sex-ed lessons?
These creepy leaflets are testament to a much deeper malaise.

Wednesday 20 January 2016
Joe Arthur
Reason Trumps intolerance – for now
Joe Arthur reports from the parliamentary debate on banning The Donald.

Luke Gittos
Why rape defendants shouldn’t be anonymous
Granting anonymity to men charged with rape will damage the justice system.

Mick Hume
Trump debate: treating free speech like a disease
The UK ‘Ban Trump’ lobby is on a moral par with The Donald.

Tom Slater
King’s College London: where being pro-Israel is a risky business


Thursday 21 January 2016
Candice Holdsworth
Don’t reduce Rand or Arendt to their sex


Tim Black
Why the thirst for sporting scandal?
The endless suspicion-mongering around sport is born of a deeper distrust.

Ella Whelan
Vagina voting is bad for women
Neither Clinton nor Foster are interested in women's liberation.

Friday 22 January 2016
Guy Birchall
Sam Smith and the myth of everyday racism


Patrick West
After Cologne: where are the feminists?
Why are 'progressives' so reluctant to question what happened?

Tom Slater
Oscars boycott: down with the art of identity
A racialised new climate is robbing art of its transcendent impulse.

Monday 25 January 2016
John Mason
Why I’m celebrating Australia Day
Celebrating your national heritage does not make you racist.

Luke Gittos
The Litvinenko inquiry: more harm than good
Was there any merit to holding this public inquiry?

Brendan O’Neill
In dystopian Britain, the police now hunt down ‘pre-rapists’
Sexual Risk Orders are ripping apart liberty and due process.

Tuesday 26 January 2016
Jon Fuge
The Revenant: a grizzly masterpiece


Rob Harries
Jerry Sadowitz: an anti-establishment hero
In this era of offence-taking, Sadowitz’s vicious comedy is more vital than ever.

Phil Mullan
Economic crisis begins at home
Worry less about China and more about Britain's own economic stagnation.

Mick Hume
Should anything be ‘beyond a joke’?
The new comedy code of intolerant conformism is no laughing matter.

Frank Furedi
We need to talk about terrorism
The Prevent agenda is chilling classroom discussion.

Wednesday 27 January 2016
spiked
‘Easily offended students reported me to the police’


spiked
‘Controversial opinions don’t get published in the student press’


spiked
‘Students don’t need to be taught about consent’


Tom Slater
Meet the students fighting campus censorship
Students across the country have had enough of censorious SUs.

Thursday 28 January 2016
Richard Sennett
The intimate lives of others
Richard Sennett talks narcissism, identity and the unbearable lightness of selfhood.

Christopher Bray
Review: Dietrich vs Riefenstahl
A parallel biography of Lene and Leni illuminates the lives of neither.

Ella Whelan
Review: Leibovitz’s women trouble
Annie Liebovitz’s Women: New Portraits is stifled by gender politics.

Alexander Adams
Review: Iris Murdoch’s letters
A new edition of private correspondence hides as much as it reveals.

Anil Seth
The material soul
Anil Seth explores what neuroscience can – and can’t – tell us about consciousness.

Friday 29 January 2016
Tarjinder Gill
How ‘progressive’ education patronises the poor
The only responsibility schools have to working-class kids is to give them a good education.

Stephen Beard
Rabid feminists have proved the dictionary right


Barbara Hewson
The ECHR is not working
The European Court of Human Rights should not be ruling on workplace matters.

Patrick West
Washed-up misanthropy
The declaration of man as pestilence on the planet is adolescent and tedious.


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