- April 23, 2019
There was a time when I thought of Brendan O’Neill and the Spiked Online crowd as a freakish but curious anomaly in the British media.
Occasionally I wondered how a former leftist sect once known for publishing apologetics for war crimes was able to reinvent itself as a pseudo-contrarian thinktank peddling rightwing strawman arguments in order...
- April 06, 2013
When it comes to cynicism and sheer vacuity, there are few British journalists who can compete with the Daily Telegraph‘s resident ‘contrarian’ Brendan O’ Neill.
A veteran of the RCP Living Marxism rag, Spiked and the Institute of Ideas, O’Neill is a ‘libertarian’ who has used this past to give himself a certain cachet with...
- July 29, 2011
One of the interesting things about writing on the Internet, as opposed to the printed press, is that you very quickly become aware of the responses to what you have written. This experience is not always particularly uplifting.
Earlier this week I wrote a piece for the First Post online magazine on the Norway...