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Rolling Stone and UVA: More than a failure of journalism

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The real problem is the unhinged moral panic about rape on campus. Read my spiked article in full here.

Selma 50 years on: Why King’s dream still matters

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Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin. Read my spiked article in full here.

Why frat boys, even racist ones, should have free speech

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Racist views can only be tackled through open debate, not censorship. Read my spiked article in full here.

Jon Stewart, king of snark, abdicates

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How the once funny comedian became a viral snark-generator for lazy liberals. Read my spiked article in full here.

Fight for the right to fraternize

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Frats are taking the rap for the non-crime of rape culture. Read my spiked article in full here.

Rolling Stone and the myth of a rape epidemic

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Rolling Stone’s rape hoax speaks to a new hysteria on US campuses. Read my spiked article in full here.

After Ferguson: no, the US is not “congenitally racist”

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The shooting was terrible. But so is the fatalism of much of the response. Read my spiked article in full here.

Berkeley vs Bill: FSM turns in its grave

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After the Bill Maher debacle, Berkeley needs a new Free Speech Movement. Read my spiked article in full here.

“Free Speech, Not Hate Speech”: Censoring Bill Maher at Berkeley

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Students at the University of California, Berkeley, are demanding that the administration “disinvite” comedian Bill Maher as the commencement ceremony speaker in December. An online petition from the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition (MEMSA) declares that Maher “has made statements that are blatantly bigoted and racist,” in particular about Islam. Examples of “hate […]

The tyranny of the new secular priesthood

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Joel Kotkin nails the anti-masses Clerisy that now dominates the US. Read my review of Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict, in the spiked review of books, here.

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