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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Are Western powers offsetting their industrial growth by blackmailing poorer countries to foreswear development? One writer thinks so.
James Heartfield, spiked, 18 December 2007
There are no drivers, no rails, no timetables and no emissions. But, most importantly for passengers, there are no queues.
Lucy Rodgers, BBC News, 18 December 2007
It is apparent that cross-community development of music skills has been and continues to be an effective means of addressing prejudice with young people.
Oscar Odena, Queen's University, December 2007
Geoff Eley & Jan Palmowski (eds.), Stanford University Press, 15 December 2007
Increasingly, Israel is handing over its 'Judaisation' project to private firms - leading to a corrosion of accountability.
Neve Gordon and Erez Tzfadia, Comment is Free, 14 December 2007
Michael Bull, Routledge, 12 December 2007
The report provides a balanced analysis, examining both successes and failures in national policy, and offers an innovative set of recommendations which should be of interest to policy-makers, officials and analysts alike.
Charlie Edwards, Demos, 10 December 2007
Abortion needs to be as safe and accessible as possible. The government should push ahead with plans to offer early abortions at GP surgeries
Ann Furedi, Guardian Comment is Free, 5 December 2007
China’s relationship with Africa is no threat to the West - all the major economies are gaining from a continent that is no longer a ‘basket case’.
Stuart Simpson, spiked, 4 December 2007
Stuart Waiton, Routledge, 30 November 2007
A cultured ear: why does listening to music matter?
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