Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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The alliance between India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) to govern Indian-administered Kashmir is the most hopeful development in the region in a quarter of a century
Sumantra Bose, BBC, 3 March 2015
Tom Slater, 23, calls for an end to pity-me yoof politics.
Tom Slater, spiked, 27 February 2015
Begging its creditors for more money won’t liberate Greece.
Nikos Sotirakopoulos, spiked, 26 February 2015
The more we've made the personal political, the more we define our social and political outlook with reference to what’s in our underpants or what colour our skin is, the more we experience every criticism of our beliefs as an attack on our very personhood, our souls, our right to exist.
Brendan O'Neill, Spectator, 19 February 2015
Lucy Sherriff, Huffington Post, 9 February 2015
To see a dramatic change in youth voter turnout, investment needs to be made in political education in schools; not hashtags and advertising
Kate Crowhurst, Telegraph, 2 February 2015
Debating Matters' acclaimed Topic Guides place debates in a social context
Justine Brian, Debating Matters, 23 January 2015
The pope's embrace of climate alarmism is anti-Catholic and anti-human.
Rob Lyons, spiked, January 2015
Pope Francis visits the Sri Lankan city of Colombo on Wednesday where he gives the country its first saint at a mass attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Missionary Joseph Vaz was canonised after a 300-year campaign to recognise his work. Pope Francis told the crowd they should follow Vaz's example of religious tolerance
Reuters, 14 January 2015
Assimilationists have long held multiculturalists policies responsible for nurturing ‘homegrown’ jihadists in Britain. Now, they are forced to answer why such terrorism has been nurtured in assimilationist France, too.
Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 13 January 2015
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