Basquiat versus Banksy
One was an artist, the other just a talented graphic designer.
The myth of playground racism
The obsession with racist kids is driven by class prejudice.
From Brexit to Catalonia: the silencing of citizens’ voices
The Spanish state's violence echoes the Brexitphobia of our own elites.
|Tuesday 3 October 2017|
Why Germans support the AfD
It owes far more to existential fears than anti-immigrant sentiment.
What’s the point of the Tories?
May's Conservative Party is now aping Labour policies.
Not all acts of mass murder are terrorism
Calling Vegas 'terrorism' is another way of downplaying the Islamist threat.
|Wednesday 4 October 2017|
Guns aren’t to blame for the horror in Vegas
Fetishising weapons leads to a distorted public discussion.
‘If I can’t say what I think, then I don’t get to think’
Jordan Peterson talks to Tim Lott about freedom, gender and tyranny.
Ruth Davidson: poster girl of the flimsy new politics
The media love for her sums up how hollow politics has become.
|Thursday 5 October 2017|
Follies: sorrow and spectacle
The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.
Lavinia Woodward and the importance of mercy
This controversial ruling represented the best of our justice system.
How the left and right switched places
It’s now the left that views Man as fallen and corrupt.
May: the leader the Technocrat Party deserves
Forget the cough and ‘comedy’ – look at the dire content of the PM’s speech.
May, Kahlo and the memeification of Marxism
Making our organs the property of the state
|Friday 6 October 2017|
The truth of the Anti-Slavery Society
A new book shows that the society was far from a principled crusade against a great evil.
Roger Scruton’s latest book captures the force – and the flaws – of the conservative worldview.
The fall of the rock stars
David Hepworth’s Uncommon People is a comedic requiem for a lost age.
Education: a radical tradition
Nicholas Tate’s conservative case for education is, today, also the most revolutionary.
1917 in their own words
A compelling anthology of Russian writing from 1917 illuminates a long-obscured cultural moment.
October 1917: a noble, ambitious revolution
One hundred years on from the central event of the 20th century.
Victor Serge: towards freedom
On the Bolshevik who defended democracy and individual liberty.
The revolutionary bourgeoisie
On the great social transformations that made our world.
The cause of mankind
The American Revolution changed the world, and it isn’t finished yet.
‘The Catalan crisis confirms the EU is tearing nations apart’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the withering of nationhood.
|Monday 9 October 2017|
Universities must rediscover the passion for knowledge
General-education courses make learning a tick-box exercise.
Stop calling Brexiteers racist
Ted Heath: another dead man on trial
Historical sex-abuse investigations are harming justice.
No one can save the Tories
Young blood isn't enough to revive this zombie party.
|Tuesday 10 October 2017|
Can Saatchi still shock?
A new exhibition suggests iconoclasm is a spent force.
Why cheating has become the norm
The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.
Ireland’s war on booze
Stop abusing the Weinstein exposé
Both conservatives and liberals are engaging in a petty tit-for-tat.
The idiocy of calling Corbynistas ‘Marxists’
There’s nothing red about these bland, unambitious, lame leftists.
|Wednesday 11 October 2017|
How to resolve the culture war over ‘gay cakes’
We need a compromise between individual liberty and civil rights.
The Taoiseach who championed censorship
The obits for Liam Cosgrave have glossed over his deep illiberalism.
The war on Brexit is a war on democracy
Let’s get real: the elite hatred for Brexit is a hatred for people power.
|Thursday 12 October 2017|
My enthusiasm is curbed
The ninth season of Larry David’s show is shaping up to be disappointing.
Blade Runner 2049: where’s the humanity?
The visuals are breathtaking, but the story leaves you cold.
The hysteria in the Harvey Weinstein scandal
This is no longer about individual justice – it’s about collective vengeance.
No surrender in the new free‑speech wars
The ACLU’s own staff are attacking it for defending the alt-right’s rights.
Why is the ONS bowing to trans orthodoxy?
|Friday 13 October 2017|
‘I’ve been called a race denier’
Munira Mirza on the dangers of fearmongering about racism.
We need to talk about transgenderism
Trans politics has engulfed our institutions, with zero debate.
Class struggle: how identity politics divided a campus
Meet the Reed student driven out of college for questioning a protest.
His anti-Trump freestyle is being praised by the PC elite he once raged against.
|Monday 16 October 2017|
The NHS’s heartless war on snacks
Why is the FBI exaggerating the threat posed by black activists?
Scotland, like the rest of Britain, needs creative destruction
To revive the economy, we must let zombie companies die.
Hollywood vs Africa: the rise of celebrity colonialism
Some global bodies seriously want actors to police the Third World.
Austria: so much for the death of populism
Austria’s election results are a nightmare for the EU. Good.
|Tuesday 17 October 2017|
No, colonialism wasn’t a good thing...
...but closing down debate about it will convince no one.
What happened when spiked tried to discuss identity at Rutgers
Protests, disruptions and debate at our Unsafe Space panel at Rutgers University.
Now they’re banning Christians at Oxford
From ‘Glad to be Gay’ to ‘Sad to be Gay’
New NHS guidelines risk re-medicalising homosexuality.
Labour: more white than red
Its anti-Brexit moves confirm Labour is now the party of reaction.
|Wednesday 18 October 2017|
Why DC should decriminalise sex work
People should be free to do what they want with their bodies.
‘Firefighter’ vs ‘fireman’: are women really put off by semantics?
#MeToo: seeing sexual harassment everywhere
The Weinstein scandal is giving rise to a frenzied climate.
#MeToo: a moral panic about men
Scaremongering about sexual harassment is bad for women.
|Thursday 19 October 2017|
Macron: more bank manager than leader
Five months on, President Macron still hasn’t set the world alight.
Why the White Widow deserved to die
We are at war with ISIS – due process doesn’t apply.
Germany: democracy delayed
One month after the election and coalition talks have barely begun.
You can’t fine your way to free speech
Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.
Why is the left pushing this hate-crime panic?
It’s as dubious as the ‘black mugger’ moral panic of the Seventies and Eighties.
|Friday 20 October 2017|
Libraries are losing their literary value
They risk becoming hangouts rather than places of discovery.
In defence of the Russian Revolution
A new film busts the mythmaking of anti-revolution historians.
‘This is becoming a sexual Salem’
Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the global meltdown over Harvey Weinstein.
The Twittermob just went from irritating to dangerous
The destruction of Sam Kriss and Rupert Myers is truly alarming.
Why is Richard Spencer a thing?
The panic over the alt-right has turned a loser into a threat.
|Sunday 22 October 2017|
Clive Lewis’s vile misogyny
Don’t give me ‘humour’ or ‘context’. This man is a monster.
|Monday 23 October 2017|
The myth of Oxbridge racism
David Lammy is utterly wrong, says a former admissions officer.
This betrayal of the Kurds is a moral travesty
The West stabs Kurdish independence in the back. Again.
In praise of the holiday revolution
Ignore tourism’s miserable critics – mass travel is great.
The new feminism is a threat to women’s liberation
Read Brendan O'Neill's foreword to Ella Whelan's new book.
The feminists who want to bring back chaperones
David Schwimmer’s offer wasn’t sensitive, it was patronising.
Sajid Javid wants to build? He should bulldoze the Green Belt
Mugabe’s not the only authoritarian leader praised by the WHO
|Tuesday 24 October 2017|
Are women meant to be scared of disabled old men?
No, China isn’t going back to Maoism
Xi isn’t the nostalgic Communist Western reporters claim he is.
Trumpism: more style than substance
Roy Moore’s win reveals a GOP elite that has no idea what it stands for.
Feminists and the police: an illiberal alliance
Criminalising street harassment will harm women's freedom.
Now we know: the right is as PC as the left
The Clive Lewis debacle has exposed the right’s own snowflakeism.
Anti-Remainer McCarthyism? Give me a break…
The elite-Remainer victim complex knows no bounds.
|Wednesday 25 October 2017|
The joyless elitism of Jamie Oliver
‘The best that has been thought and said’
150 years on, Matthew Arnold still inspires.
Why the Russian Revolution matters
A new film busts the myths surrounding 1917.
In defence of liberal nationalism
Why progressives should be championing the nation state.
Czech election: another blow to the EU
Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe.
|Thursday 26 October 2017|
A music-hall Marx
Young Marx is a witty romp through his London struggles.
Mark Sampson: more David Brent than David Duke
Ill-judged dressing-room banter shouldn’t be a matter for lawyers.
Scottish parents don’t want a smacking ban
It’s greens, not Lord Lawson, who are anti-science
Genderfluidity is the latest fashion craze
Why being trans is all the rage among the young and the famous.
Yes, Mr Tusk, the EU must be ‘defeated’
This union of political elites is the enemy of democracy and freedom in Europe.
|Friday 27 October 2017|
Apostasy: an unforgiving faith
Daniel Kokotajlo provides a compassionate take on the moral struggles of a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
‘Free speech is crucial in the battle of ideas’
Claire Fox, Andrew Doyle and Nick Gillespie introduce the 2017 Battle of Ideas festival.
Conscience: a revolutionary calling
At the heart of the Reformation lay the development of our inner moral voice.
The Reformation: a secular enchantment
Martin Luther’s protest was to give Christians' everyday life an unprecedented new meaning.
Ernst Bloch on Thomas Muntzer
On the Marxist atheist who took religion seriously as the bearer of utopia.