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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Michael Sandel, Allen Lane, 26 April 2010
David Cameron may be the Conservative party’s most successful leader since 1997, but doubts linger about whether he’s a traditional shire Tory or a liberal moderniser
Wendell Steavenson, Prospect, 25 April 2010
Academic argues in new book that society has the widest divide since the days of slavery
Randeep Ramesh, Guardian, 20 April 2010
Danny Dorling, Policy Press, 20 April 2010
The row over Primark’s padded bikinis revealed modern parents’ anxieties about behaving like adults.
Jan Macvarish, spiked, 20 April 2010
The department store chain’s distinctive style of employee ownership is now becoming a model for other firms
Carly Chynoweth, The Times, 18 April 2010
David Cameron has backed the idea of a UK-wide school talent contest based on popular shows such as X Factor.
BBC News, 16 April 2010
Dwelling on the West's past sins is strangely narcissistic—debilitating, too.
Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal, 15 April 2010
Cameron's manifesto avoids electric policy in favour of theory. He is gambling that the party core is ready for it
Tim Montgomerie, Guardian Comment is free, 13 April 2010
Tiffany Jenkins speaks to heritage professionals in fierce disagreement about their sector’s involvement in wars.
Tiffany Jenkins, spiked, 13 April 2010
Question Time: what next?
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George Thomas, orthopaedic surgeon; editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics