The NY Salon is delighted to be sponsoring a session at the Battle of Ideas this year, as well as having numerous NY Salon members speaking at sessions throughout the weekend. With a commitment to thrashing out the arguments in an atmosphere of intellectual rigour and honesty, we have found that the Battle of Ideas provides an environment that is lively and stimulating. Indeed, the NY Salon aims to help create a similar setting in New York.
- Alan Miller and Jean Smith, Directors, NY Salon
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University