Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill is editor of spiked, the London-based online magazine described by the New York Times as "fond of puncturing all manner of ideological balloons". He is also a columnist for the Big Issue in London, a writer for the London Spectator, and a blogger for the Daily Telegraph. His journalism has been published widely on both sides of the Atlantic. The Daily Mail calls him "one of Britain's leading left-wing thinkers" while the Guardian says he is a "sub-Danny Dyer intellectual wind-up merchant". His satire on green living - Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas - was published by Hodder & Stoughton and described by the BBC as "a skidmark on the gusset of environmentalism".

Who Killed the Enlightenment?

There were three terrible things about 9/11. The first was the apocalyptic barbarism, the destruction of 3,000 innocent lives. The second was the pummeling of the New York City skyline, the greatest thing yet conceived by human minds and ...

Michelle Obama

World War Webcam

Have you Tweeted, Facebooked, YouTubed, Instagrammed, or LinkedIn (LOL) your hatred of Boko Haram yet? If not, why not? What is wrong with you? Scowling through social media at the Islamist crazies who kidnapped 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria is all ...

Yoweri Museveni

God, Gaga, and John Kerry on the Dark Continent

The West used to send Bible-waving missionaries to Africa to try and pry open the natives"€™ eyes to the truth. Now it sends scientists. US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he will dispatch scientific experts to Uganda to try and convince ...

Empty Promise, Barack Obama and the Death of the American Dream

Once upon a time, there was the American Dream, "€œthat dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone,"€ as James Truslow Adams described it in his book The Epic of America (1931). Today we have the American ...

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