Art Sex Music... and freedom
Cosey Fanni Tutti’s entertaining life story also captures her bracing commitment to personal freedom.
The artist who vanished
Bas Jan Ader’s disappearance at sea cemented the legend of this most self-negating of artists.
Where have all the adults gone?
Ben Sasse’s new book tackles America’s coming-of-age crisis.
After Diana: the age of emotionalism
It is 20 years since emotional incontinence went mainstream.
The fragile generation
Jonathan Haidt on the crisis of resilience on campus.
On the therapeutic state
James L Nolan, Jr reflects on the deepening of therapeutic culture, state intrusion and victimology.
‘Labour trusts the EU more than the people’
Podcast: Tom Slater on Labour's inevitable Brexit 'u-turn'.
A traumatic history
Edgar Jones explores the emergence and expansion of the idea of psychological trauma.
|Monday 4 September 2017|
Hey, lawyers – leave them kids alone
It’s perverse to have lawyers teaching children about sexual consent.
We need to educate the EU about democracy
Yes, leaving the EU is hard, but it is so worth it.
Gender-neutral kids’ clothes: a peculiar obsession
It’s Lord of the Flies, not Lady of the Flies
|Tuesday 5 September 2017|
Workers want out of the EU – will the TUC listen?
Trade Unionists Against the EU on why the trade-union movement must embrace Brexit.
Bring back geopolitics
The Korea tensions speak to the death of reasoned diplomacy.
This isn’t anti-racism – it’s middle-class misanthropy
Munroe Bergdorf’s class snobbery reveals a lot about identity politics.
The FGM panic: a danger to women and girls
The campaign against FGM has done more harm than good.
|Wednesday 6 September 2017|
In defence of national sovereignty
The nation state is the starting point for popular democracy.
Why anti-vaxxers shouldn’t be censored
Australians don’t need the state to protect them from bad ideas.
Please let this be the last ‘royal baby’
Congrats to Will and Kate, but seriously, let’s abolish the monarchy.
Hetty Douglas isn’t the only vile snob
|Thursday 7 September 2017|
Remainiacs become more Trump-like every day
‘You should never feel guilty about what you eat’
Anthony Warner on the ‘bullshit’ of health-food fanaticism.
Louise Richardson: free-speech hero
Canadian students must stand up to censorship
So, should we ban Catholics from public life?
The attacks on Jacob Rees-Mogg have a whiff of anti-religious prejudice.
Labour’s ‘Brexit, but...’ puts the mock in democracy
Opposition to the Withdrawal Bill is a backdoor attempt to usurp the Leave vote.
|Friday 8 September 2017|
It’s time to cool these German-Turkish tensions
Martin Schulz is playing a dangerous game by bashing Erdogan.
A typically bad take on autism
Atypical – another drama that plays autism for cheap laughs and sentimentality.
An all-female Lord of the Flies would be just as savage
In desperate times, gender differences wither away.
‘The smoking ban was never about health – it was about pushing us around’
Chris Snowdon, Claire Fox and Tom Slater discuss the smoking ban, plastic bags and paying people to jog.
The Unsafe Space Tour 2017
Watch videos of our events so far, and stay tuned for more.
|Monday 11 September 2017|
Easily offended hecklers are ruining comedy
Even comedians are now being shouted at for being ‘offensive’.
Racism is a spent force in British society
David Lammy is wrong about the criminal-justice system.
Lammy review: the myth of institutional racism
This review could do more harm than good for black Britons.
A rapist in a women’s prison? Society has lost the plot
It is time people took a stand against the trans ideology.
|Tuesday 12 September 2017|
Universities are not dens of sexual harassment
In defence of vitriolic speech
Ireland: doing the EU’s dirty work
The EC is pitching Ireland into battle against Brexit.
Remainers’ pro-migrant mask is slipping
It is oligarchy, not migrants, that elite Europhiles are fighting for.
Beware greens’ scaremongering
Extreme weather is less of a threat than it ever has been.
Don’t gender-neutralise our kids
Why the war on gender is bad for children.
|Wednesday 13 September 2017|
Everyone needs to calm down about fancy dress
Why Merkel and Co want to keep politics ‘boring’
Germany’s political class prefers stasis to serious debate.
Sell Democracy to the EU? No deal
The Brexit talks are a fixed exercise in political punishment.
Damien Hirst’s unbelievable vision
Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable is a powerful exhibition.
|Thursday 14 September 2017|
A censorious sign of the times
Ohio State’s window-message ban is joyless and illiberal.
Bristol piano man: in defence of romance
The fury against this heartbroken man has been crazy and cruel.
Two cheers for Reed College
The liberal-arts school is standing up to entitled identitarians.
|Friday 15 September 2017|
Le Carré comes in from the Cold War
The stunning A Legacy of Spies explores the British elite’s ambiguous relationship with its own past.
‘It’s racist to say black students can’t relate to Plato’
Tom Slater on the calls to 'decolonise' the syllabus at Reed College.
A killing in Harlow: the shame of Remainers
We must confront the elite’s lies about the killing of Arek Jozwik.
Hillary is what happened
Her snobby, deluded book proves she has no one to blame but herself.
|Monday 18 September 2017|
The Death of Stalin: the arrival of Iannucci
In his first non-spin-off film, the writer-director hits on something profound.
Making a mockery of juries
Yet again, misleading research is being used to attack the role of jurors.
Jemele Hill and the politicisation of everything
US culture is being consumed by a battle of the snowflakes.
George Hook and the sanitisation of Irish debate
It will be a bad day for free speech if the outspoken radio host is sacked.
|Tuesday 19 September 2017|
In defence of the ‘no dreadlocks’ school
In praise of Thomas Jefferson
Forget covering up his statues: we should be celebrating his ideals.
Aung San Suu Kyi: a childish obsession
We need to stop searching for saviours and demons in global affairs.
Parsons Green: silence in the face of terror
Scores dead in six months. When will we take Islamist terror seriously?
|Wednesday 20 September 2017|
PC Stalinism: the EU bans cartoons critical of the EU
No, Köln fans aren’t a ‘disgrace’
At the Emirates, they brought the kind of passion the English game has lost.
Drinking is good for you, and most people know it
Meet Drinkers’ Voice, fighting back against the nanny state.
Title IX: the sexual inquisition on campus
The campus rape panic is destroying due process and ruining lives.
|Thursday 21 September 2017|
Kick paternalism out of football
Football fans don’t need to be protected from gambling ads.
Labour must choose: the people or the Single Market
Staying in the market would be a betrayal of workers.
We voted for Brexit, not for BoJo or his bus
This Boris-bashing is another coded attack on supposedly gullible voters.
|Friday 22 September 2017|
Trigger warnings won’t resolve trauma
PTSD shouldn't be dealt with in the classroom.
Oslo: the death of ethical foreign policy
A play on the 1993 Middle East deal reminds us how bad good intentions can be.
That Lukaku chant: it’s open season on ‘football scum’ again
‘Anti-racism’ is a cover for expressing contempt for working-class fans.
‘We need to kick politics out of sport’
David French on why the politicisation of everything is bad for American society.
|Monday 25 September 2017|
Trouble at the Tate
It’s too big, obsessed with identity politics and run by cultural relativists.
Uberphobia: when anti-capitalism turns ugly
The nasty prejudices behind the celebration of Uber’s troubles.
The implosion of the German political class
The rise of AfD confirms the upending of politics as we knew it.
|Tuesday 26 September 2017|
The use and abuse of Grenfell survivors
The fire survivors are being let down by the government and victims' groups.
Why the Kurds must have independence
The Kurds want national freedom and the West has no right to deny it.
The problem with ‘taking the knee’
Trump vs NFL players sums up the shallowness of 21st-century politics.
|Wednesday 27 September 2017|
Sadiq, more Londoners voted Leave than voted for you
The Juggalos’ fight for freedom
Forget the alt-lite provocateurs, these clowns are the real deal.
Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC
Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.
No, Russian ads didn’t win the election for Trump
The Facebook ads scandal is built on a low view of voters.
|Thursday 28 September 2017|
Women-only gym hours are a step backwards
Working-class students don’t need ‘buddies’
Why the left must confront the cult of identity politics
These twittering ideologues are a menace to reason and freedom.
Corbyn’s Labour: Mods or Rockers in Brighton
The conference revealed a reality gap in Labour’s plans for government.
|Friday 29 September 2017|
If Nietzsche were alive today...
Patrick West’s new book casts a searching, Nietzschean eye over the present.
Let’s hear it for the Hef
Hugh Hefner’s commitment to liberty should be his lasting legacy.
|Saturday 30 September 2017|
‘Uberphobia reveals the left’s contempt for workers’
Brendan O'Neill on what's really driving the celebration of the Uber ban.