20 October 2016

The expert invasion of family life

A new book explores the political instrumentalisation of parenting.

30 September 2016

A moral case for abortion

A new book reclaims the ethical high ground from the the pro-life movement.

27 November 2015

Recalling the spirit of the Easter Rising

A new book gives the 1916 Dublin revolt its due.

2 October 2015

Why we should be cautious about celebrating autism

Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes offers a one-sided history of autism.

31 July 2015

Giving science the finger

Alice Dreger’s new book makes too many concessions to snake-oil salesmen.

13 June 2014

God is dead, long live God

Terry Eagleton casts a critical eye over efforts to fill that God-shaped hole.

19 November 2013

Even quacks must have free speech

Michael Fitzpatrick slams the campaign to ban a wacky health mag from shops.

23 August 2013

No, autistic children are not the spiritual saviours of mankind

Michael Fitzpatrick isn't convinced by a much raved-about autism memoir.

12 June 2013

MMR/autism: one step forward, two steps back

Unorthodox autism campaign groups are finally distancing themselves from the MMR theory. Sadly, they’ve embraced other cranky theories.