Brendan O’Neill

Editor and journalist @ Spiked Online

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He is a columnist for Reason and Penthouse and a regular writer for the Spectator. Described by the Daily Telegraph as “one of Britain’s sharpest social commentators”, and by the Guardian as “an obnoxious intellectual wind-up merchant”, he has written extensively on freedom, autonomy and the right to offend. He is author of the green satire ‘Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas’, described by the BBC as a “skidmark on the gusset of environmentalism”, and of a collection of essays titled ‘A Duty to Offend’, which Andrew Bolt said cemented his position as “one of the world’s funniest, most fearless critics of groupthink”. He is a past nominee for Columnist of the Year at Britain’s annual Press Publishing Awards.

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