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Recent articles of note

"When the left turned against free speech," Reason, by Matt Welch

"The new regressives," PJ Media, by Victor Hansen Davis

"The case for reparations," The Atlantic, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The good of government: American conservatives need a positive view of government," First Things, by Roger Scruton

"Inequality in America: fact or fiction?" Real Clear Markets, by Diana Furchtgott-Roth

"How Jurgen Klinsmann plans to make U.S. soccer better (and less American)," The New York Times Magazine, by Sam Borden

Pikettymania: Thou shalt not doubt St Thomas


Why does any criticism of Thomas Piketty really rattle liberal observers?

Read my spiked article in full here.

Pricking the Piketty bubble


Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a thoroughly uninspiring, data-heavy dirge.

Read my review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, in the spiked review of books, here.

A not-so Sterling attack on free speech

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The LA Clippers owner has been hounded out of the NBA for a speech crime.

Read my spiked article in full here.

The purge of gay-marriage heretics begins


The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla because of his views on gay marriage sets a dangerous precedent.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"Al-Qa'ida, the second act: Why the global 'war on terror' went wrong," The Independent, by Patrick Cockburn

"How finance gutted manufacturing," Boston Review, by Suzanne Berger

"Why are so many traders (literally) killing themselves?" Bloomberg, by Barry Ritholtz

"Those nonsensical 'Google bus' attacks," Wall Street Journal, by Malchow

"Put the sex back in sex ed," Time, by Camille Paglia

"The seven most ridiculous things about the new ban bossy campaign," The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway

"The ghost at the atheist feast: Was Nietzsche right about religion?" New Statesman, by John Gray [Review of The Age of Nothing, by Peter Watson; and Culture and the Death of God, by Terry Eagleton]

"The philosopher and the thief: Trespassing in the library of a dead genius," Harper's Magazine, by John Kaag

Who are the real bigots in the St. Pat’s spat?


Gay-rights groups are becoming the enforcers of social conformism.

Read my spiked article in full here.

The West’s double standards on Ukraine

Ukraine Protest

Our leaders claim to be defending Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, they’re overriding it.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"The domestic basis of American power," Lawfare, by Francis Fukuyama

"What's gone wrong with democracy," The Economist

"The dangers of democracy," The New York Review of Books, by John Gray [Review of The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy from World War I to the Present, by David Runciman]

"We are all right wingers now: How Fox News, ineffective liberals, corporate Dems and GOP money captured everything," Salon, by Thomas Frank

"Refusing to photograph a gay wedding isn't hateful," The Atlantic, by Conor Friedersdorf

"How do you upset the French? Gender theory: An American academic import inspires mass protests," Boston Globe, by Robert Zaretsky

"Trigger happy: The 'trigger warning' has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?" The New Republic, by Jenny Jarvie

"My life as a writer," The New York Times [Philip Roth interviewed]

Incompetent imperialists reign in Ukraine

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The meddling of the US and the EU has produced nothing but chaos.

Read my spiked article in full here.

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