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Tuesday 1 August 2017 August 2017
Patrick Marmion
Mosquitoes: a liberal-elite indulgence
Lucy Kirkwood’s new play is a tribute to the virtuousness of experts.

Jacob Furedi
Venezuela and the global turn against democracy
The left-right point-scoring over Venezuela obscures the real tragedy.

Tim Black
North Korea: how did it come to this?
US-North Korea relations have never been more volatile and uncertain.

Courtney Hamilton
Emancipation Day should be about freedom, not victimhood


Sean Collins
The Mooch: a bit part in the Trump soap opera
The past week proved Trump is more than capable of humiliating himself.

Wednesday 2 August 2017
Jeremy Willinger
Standing up for the heterodox academy
College campuses have become ‘progressive’ echo chambers.

Naomi Firsht
Stop policing women’s bodies
Breastfeeding is a personal choice, not an obligation.

James Woudhuysen
China isn’t the only country censoring the web


Brendan O’Neill
Venezuela: down with this Bonapartist regime
The people suffering under Maduro need our solidarity, not sermons.

Thursday 3 August 2017
Christian Butler
Tyler, The Creator: the wrong kind of queer
Apparently, using the word ‘faggot’ disqualifies you from being gay.

Ella Whelan
Australian universities are not hotbeds of harassment
The panic over sexual harassment is undermining women’s freedom.

Christopher Beckett
How ‘bigotry’ became an excuse for violence


Mick Hume
‘We respect the referendum result, but...’
Cross-party plots to betray Brexit show the big divide is no longer left vs right.

Friday 4 August 2017
Böcskei Balázs
The EU’s crisis is a political opportunity
There is now a chance to repose the fundamental questions of politics.

Rob Lyons
Palmed off with dubious scare stories
The scaremongering about palm oil reveals the dangers of blending science and politics.

Patrick West
Nietzsche for our times
He would have some choice words for our tame, narcissistic culture.

Tom Slater
The rise of the therapeutic royals
Prince Philip’s stepping down marks the end of an era.

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‘We must show solidarity with Venezuelans’
Brendan O’Neill on the global crisis of democracy.

Monday 7 August 2017
Rob Lyons
Rising energy bills: the price of green obsessions
It’s government policy, not big business, that’s hiking up energy prices.

Tim Black
The damnation of Justin Gatlin
The anti-doping crusade has turned sport into a moral spectacle.

Manick Govinda
Why the ‘citizens of nowhere’ hurt the fight for open migration


Christian Butler
Dan Antopolski: older and wiser


Mick Hume
My Friday night with Mo Farah and Bolt
The World Athletics Championships show that elite sport can still rise above it all.

Christian Butler
Kaitlyn Rogers: laboured randomness


Tuesday 8 August 2017
Christian Butler
Adam Riches: master of audience interaction


Christian Butler
Thrones! The Musical: a tribute to fandom


Neil Davenport
England Is Mine: Mozzer in a coma
This sedate biopic captures nothing of Morrissey’s bullshit and brilliance.

Jim Butcher
Barcelona and the scapegoating of tourists
#TouristsGoHome is not radical – it’s nasty, conservative and divisive.

Ella Whelan
Lena Dunham: the PC snitch
Her latest Twitter tirade says more about her than the targets of her ire.

Gareth Sturdy
How Ofsted helped create the cotton-wool kids


Wednesday 9 August 2017
Fraser Myers
Angelina Jolie: a saint no longer?
Her use and abuse of the developing world is nothing new.

Naomi Firsht
Why the French don’t want Queen Brigitte


Jon Holbrook
Leaving the EU means leaving the ECJ
And Lord Neuberger should leave politics to the politicians.

Christian Butler
Mary Go Nowhere: a bleak Californian satire


Christian Butler
Mouthpiece: life-affirming theatre


Sean Collins
The Google memo and the new blacklisting
When did it become acceptable to sack someone for expressing an opinion?

Thursday 10 August 2017
Ann Furedi
Sexual paranoia on campus
Laura Kipnis on the perversity of protecting students from adult relationships.

John Slater
Abortion-clinic buffer zones are not a free-speech issue


Tom Slater
No, a second referendum would not be more democratic
We can’t let the enemies of democracy pose as its guardians.

Christian Butler
Sara Schaefer: self‑aware liberal


Christian Butler
Start Swimming: patronising the yoof


Fraser Myers
Mrs Orwell: married to two men
The relationship between Eric Blair and George Orwell is the real heart of this play.

Friday 11 August 2017
Jacob Furedi
After Brexit, who’s really sowing division?
Hating the elderly is today’s most acceptable prejudice.

Luke Gittos
Operation Sanctuary: no easy answers
We need to do more than ‘call a spade a spade’.

Christian Butler
Colin Cloud: mind-boggling mentalism


Christian Butler
Tom Skelton: powerful story, bad gags


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‘Gay people fought for their own liberation’
Peter Tatchell on why 1967 was just the beginning of the fight for gay rights.

Ieuan Joy
Universities should be about learning, not satisfaction


Monday 14 August 2017
Doug Nicholls
Is freedom of movement anti-working class?
Eurosceptic trade unionists believe only capitalists benefit from the Single Market.

Tim Black
North Korea: fire and fury and hypocrisy
Critics of Trump's buffoonish barbarism should look in the mirror.

Frank Furedi
Whiteness: a nonsense category
‘Whiteness’ is as irrational an idea as white superiority itself.

Sean Collins
After Charlottesville: stand up to racial thinking
The far right must be challenged, but not with identity politics.

Dr Christine Louis-Dit-Sully
It’s cowardly to call for racists to be sacked


Brendan O’Neill
Why Nazis must have freedom of speech
Seven reasons why the far right should never be censored.

Naomi Firsht
If the (sexist) shoe fits


Tuesday 15 August 2017
Christian Butler
‘Really all you want is a laugh, and you’ll do anything to get that’
Improv king Colin Mochrie on his fans, TV censors and why Brits are more fun.

Dolan Cummings
Indian independence: still a cause for celebration
Why are observers focusing on Partition rather than liberation?

Moses Dube
Jacob Zuma: a political diversion
Getting rid of Zuma and his corrupt cabal won't solve South Africa's problems.

Wednesday 16 August 2017
Tara McCormack
The hysteria over Russia is hurting democracy
When it comes to Russia, Trump is often more rational than his critics.

Mick Hume
Fake news: who checks the fact‑checkers?
The ‘fake news’ panic is a phoney excuse for sanitising debate.

Bernie Whelan
Long live the King
Forty years after his death, Elvis lives on.

Brendan O’Neill
Hands off the Sun!
Corbynistas calling for journalists to be sacked are like jumped-up Joe Stalins.

Enzo Harrison
The Tories need nuance not memes


Thursday 17 August 2017
Naomi Firsht
‘Total agreement is the end of thought’
The Majority at the National Theatre probes modern political activism.

John Slater
Australians must have the final say on same‑sex marriage


Luke Gittos
Eric Bellquist and the presumption of innocence
The mauling of an innocent banker points to a worrying trend.

Jack Schwartz
What a real democratic party should look like
Some advice for the doublespeaking Remoaners behind ‘The Democrats’.

Emily Dinsmore
Period poverty? Pull the other one


Friday 18 August 2017
Christian Butler
‘I’m never going to have an audience who looks like me’
Shazia Mirza on butt plugs, Brexit and breaking the rules.

Ella Whelan
Sarah Champion and the silencing of debate
Chilling discussion about Muslim grooming gangs is an insult to victims.

Brendan O’Neill
From Charlottesville to Barcelona
It’s clear now: the left only hates certain kinds of neo-fascism.

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‘To fight racism, we must defeat identity politics’
Brendan O'Neill on the ugly racialisation of American politics.

Monday 21 August 2017
Alexander Adams
The liquidation of history
Why we should oppose the destruction of Confederate statues.

Dave Clements
More inspections won’t solve the care crisis
Managerial bureaucracy has no place in elderly care.

Brendan O’Neill
An Orwellian war on the past
The control of public space is an attempt to control thinking itself.

Mick Hume
This is what ‘American Nazism’ looks like
…and it’s no relation to the far-right ragbag in Charlottesville.

Benedict Spence
Keep the gender agenda out of schools


Tuesday 22 August 2017
Tim Black
Gene editing: an expression of our humanity
Advances in genetics allow us to play God – and that's a good thing.

Wendy Kaminer
The ACLU is retreating from the fight for freedom
Its undermining of free speech for the far right should worry us all.

Frank Furedi
Why I wrote a radical democratic defence of populism
Frank Furedi on his new book and defending national sovereignty.

Naomi Firsht
We don’t need the state to police hate
Let’s trust citizens, not officials, to challenge prejudice online.

Dr Christine Louis-Dit-Sully
Science isn’t a political trump card


Wednesday 23 August 2017
Jack Schwartz
Neither William nor Charles
Who should be the next monarch? Nobody. Abolish the whole thing.

Kevin Yuill
Affirmative action: still the ‘right thing’?
Positive discrimination is in fact borne of pessimism.

Luke Gittos
The disabled man banned from having sex
The case of a Down's syndrome man court-ordered to be celibate is horrifying.

Joanna Williams
It isn’t only the Chinese who chill academic debate
British academics criticising foreign censorship should look in the mirror.

Thursday 24 August 2017
Rob Lyons
The Baby Boomer booze panic


Izzy Lyons
Women-only carriages are sexist


Emily Dinsmore
Council cronies are attacking press freedom


James Heartfield
Should Nelson’s column come down?
Toppling this monument would be philistinism disguised as radicalism.

Ella Whelan
No, prostitution is not the same as slavery
Criminalising sex work undermines women's freedom.

Brendan O’Neill
The fascism delusion
The left’s fear of neo-Nazism has become a McCarthyite moral panic.

Brendan O’Neill
The Twitter meltdown over the gay cat story is crazy


Courtney Hamilton
Black emojis are not ‘digital blackface’


Friday 25 August 2017
Patrick West
The alt-left: toy-smashing tosspots
Both the alt- right and left are engaging in moronic behaviour.

Christopher Snowdon
State rewards for exercise? Jog on
NHS 'Healthy New Towns' won't change anyone's lifestyle.

Christian Butler
Who cares if Joss Whedon is a cheater?
Calls to boycott the Buffy creator have become hysterical.

Rob Lyons
McGregor v Mayweather: why we loved it
Irish upstart v boxing veteran: who wouldn’t tune it for that?

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‘Why we must defend free speech for the far right’
Podcast: Wendy Kaminer on the new threats to the First Amendment.

Tuesday 29 August 2017
Phil Mullan
Ten wasted years: the crash one decade on
Since 2007, nothing has been done to address economic decay.


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