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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What Makes An Icon in 2013? What If Kanye Was Only A Producer? Social Media and the Artist-Fan Relationship, The Moment You Realized You Were A Music Snob
The Music Snobs, LLC, The Music Snobs, LLC, 2038
This book analyses the logic of the busybody state, explains its origins, and calls for a popular alliance defending the free realm of civil society.
Josie Appleton, Zero Books, 9 December 2016
China has transformed the life chances of more people more quickly than anywhere in human history.
Austin Williams, International Business Times, 19 October 2016
Let what is taught be based on the quality of ideas not race, gender or sexuality.
Lindsay Johns, International Business Times, 19 October 2016
Andrea Seaman, Institute of Ideas, 18 October 2016
The government must form its own democratic model, balancing religion and secularism.
Mina Toksoz, Newsweek Europe, 18 October 2016
The EU's policy of free movement is antithetical to a Western democracy.
Jon Holbrook, Newsweek Europe, 17 October 2016
Gerard Tubb, Sky News, 16 October 2016
Maarten Boudry, , 11 October 2016
Josh Lintern, Fin extra, 5 October 2016
Lobbyists: the new hidden persuaders?
"I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience to be part of a festival based on the conviction that disagreement is good. The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world. I am already looking forward to next year's event."
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist