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Monday 2 October 2017 October 2017
Alexander Adams
Basquiat versus Banksy
One was an artist, the other just a talented graphic designer.

Adrian Hart
The myth of playground racism
The obsession with racist kids is driven by class prejudice.

Brendan O’Neill
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
James Lacey
Why Germans support the AfD
It owes far more to existential fears than anti-immigrant sentiment.

Tim Black
What’s the point of the Tories?
May's Conservative Party is now aping Labour policies.

Brendan O’Neill
Not all acts of mass murder are terrorism
Calling Vegas 'terrorism' is another way of downplaying the Islamist threat.

Wednesday 4 October 2017
Kevin Yuill
Guns aren’t to blame for the horror in Vegas
Fetishising weapons leads to a distorted public discussion.

Tim Lott
‘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.

Naomi Firsht
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
Christian Butler
Follies: sorrow and spectacle
The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.

Luke Gittos
Lavinia Woodward and the importance of mercy
This controversial ruling represented the best of our justice system.

Patrick West
How the left and right switched places
It’s now the left that views Man as fallen and corrupt.

Mick Hume
May: the leader the Technocrat Party deserves
Forget the cough and ‘comedy’ – look at the dire content of the PM’s speech.

Fraser Myers
May, Kahlo and the memeification of Marxism


Emily Dinsmore
Making our organs the property of the state


Friday 6 October 2017
Mark Aldulaimi
The truth of the Anti-Slavery Society
A new book shows that the society was far from a principled crusade against a great evil.

Jon Holbrook
Transforming conservatism
Roger Scruton’s latest book captures the force – and the flaws – of the conservative worldview.

Christopher Bray
The fall of the rock stars
David Hepworth’s Uncommon People is a comedic requiem for a lost age.

Joanna Williams
Education: a radical tradition
Nicholas Tate’s conservative case for education is, today, also the most revolutionary.

Boris Dralyuk
1917 in their own words
A compelling anthology of Russian writing from 1917 illuminates a long-obscured cultural moment.

Michael Fitzpatrick
October 1917: a noble, ambitious revolution
One hundred years on from the central event of the 20th century.

Susan Weissman
Victor Serge: towards freedom
On the Bolshevik who defended democracy and individual liberty.

Neil Davidson
The revolutionary bourgeoisie
On the great social transformations that made our world.

Sean Collins
The cause of mankind
The American Revolution changed the world, and it isn’t finished yet.

spiked podcast
‘The Catalan crisis confirms the EU is tearing nations apart’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the withering of nationhood.

Monday 9 October 2017
Mica Soellner
Universities must rediscover the passion for knowledge
General-education courses make learning a tick-box exercise.

Lucy Harris
Stop calling Brexiteers racist


Luke Gittos
Ted Heath: another dead man on trial
Historical sex-abuse investigations are harming justice.

Tom Slater
No one can save the Tories
Young blood isn't enough to revive this zombie party.

Tuesday 10 October 2017
Wendy Earle
Can Saatchi still shock?
A new exhibition suggests iconoclasm is a spent force.

Frank Furedi
Why cheating has become the norm
The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.

Benedict Spence
Ireland’s war on booze


Ella Whelan
Stop abusing the Weinstein exposé
Both conservatives and liberals are engaging in a petty tit-for-tat.

Brendan O’Neill
The idiocy of calling Corbynistas ‘Marxists’
There’s nothing red about these bland, unambitious, lame leftists.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Wendy Kaminer
How to resolve the culture war over ‘gay cakes’
We need a compromise between individual liberty and civil rights.

Donal Fallon
The Taoiseach who championed censorship
The obits for Liam Cosgrave have glossed over his deep illiberalism.

Brendan O’Neill
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
Christian Butler
My enthusiasm is curbed
The ninth season of Larry David’s show is shaping up to be disappointing.

Steve Bremner
Blade Runner 2049: where’s the humanity?
The visuals are breathtaking, but the story leaves you cold.

Brendan O’Neill
The hysteria in the Harvey Weinstein scandal
This is no longer about individual justice – it’s about collective vengeance.

Mick Hume
No surrender in the new free‑speech wars
The ACLU’s own staff are attacking it for defending the alt-right’s rights.

Benedict Spence
Why is the ONS bowing to trans orthodoxy?


Friday 13 October 2017
spiked podcast
‘I’ve been called a race denier’
Munira Mirza on the dangers of fearmongering about racism.

Joanna Williams
We need to talk about transgenderism
Trans politics has engulfed our institutions, with zero debate.

Joe Kolman
Class struggle: how identity politics divided a campus
Meet the Reed student driven out of college for questioning a protest.

Michael P Fitzpatrick
The taming
of Eminem

His anti-Trump freestyle is being praised by the PC elite he once raged against.

Monday 16 October 2017
Naomi Firsht
The NHS’s heartless war on snacks


Courtney Hamilton
Why is the FBI exaggerating the threat posed by black activists?


Rob Lyons
Scotland, like the rest of Britain, needs creative destruction
To revive the economy, we must let zombie companies die.

Fraser Myers
Hollywood vs Africa: the rise of celebrity colonialism
Some global bodies seriously want actors to police the Third World.

Brendan O’Neill
Austria: so much for the death of populism
Austria’s election results are a nightmare for the EU. Good.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
James Heartfield
No, colonialism wasn’t a good thing...
...but closing down debate about it will convince no one.

spiked
What happened when spiked tried to discuss identity at Rutgers
Protests, disruptions and debate at our Unsafe Space panel at Rutgers University.

Charlie Peters
Now they’re banning Christians at Oxford


Ken McLaughlin
From ‘Glad to be Gay’ to ‘Sad to be Gay’
New NHS guidelines risk re-medicalising homosexuality.

Tom Slater
Labour: more white than red
Its anti-Brexit moves confirm Labour is now the party of reaction.

Wednesday 18 October 2017
Liz Wolfe
Why DC should decriminalise sex work
People should be free to do what they want with their bodies.

Benedict Spence
‘Firefighter’ vs ‘fireman’: are women really put off by semantics?


Stephanie Gutmann
#MeToo: seeing sexual harassment everywhere
The Weinstein scandal is giving rise to a frenzied climate.

Ella Whelan
#MeToo: a moral panic about men
Scaremongering about sexual harassment is bad for women.

Thursday 19 October 2017
Naomi Firsht
Macron: more bank manager than leader
Five months on, President Macron still hasn’t set the world alight.

Luke Gittos
Why the White Widow deserved to die
We are at war with ISIS – due process doesn’t apply.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Germany: democracy delayed
One month after the election and coalition talks have barely begun.

Frank Furedi
You can’t fine your way to free speech
Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.

Mick Hume
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
Mica Soellner
Libraries are losing their literary value
They risk becoming hangouts rather than places of discovery.

Fraser Myers
In defence of the Russian Revolution
A new film busts the mythmaking of anti-revolution historians.

spiked podcast
‘This is becoming a sexual Salem’
Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the global meltdown over Harvey Weinstein.

Brendan O’Neill
The Twittermob just went from irritating to dangerous
The destruction of Sam Kriss and Rupert Myers is truly alarming.

Tom Slater
Why is Richard Spencer a thing?
The panic over the alt-right has turned a loser into a threat.

Sunday 22 October 2017
Andrew Doyle
Clive Lewis’s vile misogyny
Don’t give me ‘humour’ or ‘context’. This man is a monster.

Monday 23 October 2017
Andrew Tettenborn
The myth of Oxbridge racism
David Lammy is utterly wrong, says a former admissions officer.

Tim Black
This betrayal of the Kurds is a moral travesty
The West stabs Kurdish independence in the back. Again.

Jim Butcher
In praise of the holiday revolution
Ignore tourism’s miserable critics – mass travel is great.

Brendan O’Neill
The new feminism is a threat to women’s liberation
Read Brendan O'Neill's foreword to Ella Whelan's new book.

Naomi Firsht
The feminists who want to bring back chaperones
David Schwimmer’s offer wasn’t sensitive, it was patronising.

James Heartfield
Sajid Javid wants to build? He should bulldoze the Green Belt


Fraser Myers
Mugabe’s not the only authoritarian leader praised by the WHO


Tuesday 24 October 2017
Ella Whelan
Are women meant to be scared of disabled old men?


Austin Williams
No, China isn’t going back to Maoism
Xi isn’t the nostalgic Communist Western reporters claim he is.

Tom Bailey
Trumpism: more style than substance
Roy Moore’s win reveals a GOP elite that has no idea what it stands for.

Ella Whelan
Feminists and the police: an illiberal alliance
Criminalising street harassment will harm women's freedom.

Brendan O’Neill
Now we know: the right is as PC as the left
The Clive Lewis debacle has exposed the right’s own snowflakeism.

Tom Slater
Anti-Remainer McCarthyism? Give me a break…
The elite-Remainer victim complex knows no bounds.

Wednesday 25 October 2017
Gareth Sturdy
The joyless elitism of Jamie Oliver


Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
‘The best that has been thought and said’
150 years on, Matthew Arnold still inspires.

Philip Hammond
Why the Russian Revolution matters
A new film busts the myths surrounding 1917.

Neil Davenport
In defence of liberal nationalism
Why progressives should be championing the nation state.

Naomi Firsht
Czech election: another blow to the EU
Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe.

Thursday 26 October 2017
James Heartfield
A music-hall Marx
Young Marx is a witty romp through his London struggles.

Duleep Allirajah
Mark Sampson: more David Brent than David Duke
Ill-judged dressing-room banter shouldn’t be a matter for lawyers.

Ashley Frawley
Scottish parents don’t want a smacking ban


Ben Pile
It’s greens, not Lord Lawson, who are anti-science


Patrick West
Genderfluidity is the latest fashion craze
Why being trans is all the rage among the young and the famous.

Mick Hume
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
Terri Murray
Apostasy: an unforgiving faith
Daniel Kokotajlo provides a compassionate take on the moral struggles of a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

spiked podcast
‘Free speech is crucial in the battle of ideas’
Claire Fox, Andrew Doyle and Nick Gillespie introduce the 2017 Battle of Ideas festival.

Josie Appleton
Conscience: a revolutionary calling
At the heart of the Reformation lay the development of our inner moral voice.

Dolan Cummings
The Reformation: a secular enchantment
Martin Luther’s protest was to give Christians' everyday life an unprecedented new meaning.

Peter Thompson
Ernst Bloch on Thomas Muntzer
On the Marxist atheist who took religion seriously as the bearer of utopia.


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