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 Pope has condemned as "disgusting" a Scottish art exhibition which invites visitors to deface a copy of the Bible.
Aislinn Simpson, Telegraph, 28 July 2009
The 'because I'm worth it' generation put themselves first and the rest nowhere. No wonder more boys are calling ChildLine
Anne Perkins, Guardian, 27 July 2009
Experts say equal society and ladette culture may be to blame for confusing role models
Sarah McInerney, The Times, 26 July 2009
Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill patients to end their lives. Support is particularly strong among those aged 55 to 64.
Rosemary Bennett, The Times, 25 July 2009
Officials in Shanghai are urging parents to have a second child, the first time in decades the government has pushed for more babies.
BBC News, BBC News, 24 July 2009
David Gill, the Manchester United chief executive, launched an impassioned defence of the club’s transfer policy last night, suggesting that other clubs’ fortunes depend on the whims of their fabulously wealthy owners.
Russell Kempson, The Times, 24 July 2009
When 'savages' and 'heathens' start appearing, reading the greats my daughter becomes very uncomfortable
Kavitha Rao, Guardian Books blog, 23 July 2009
Lisa Arai, Policy Press; First Edition edition, 22 July 2009
As the government's consultation on making sex education compulsory draws to a close, the director of the Family Education Trust, argues that the move would seriously undermine the role of parents.
Norman Wells, Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2009
Forbidden love and the vampire takeover.
Sophie Chen, Psychology Today, 20 July 2009