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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It is a fear of adulthood, not the spectre of neoliberalism, that is keeping today's youth bombed out of their minds.
Neil Davenport, spiked, 17 October 2013
In the first of four lectures, recorded in front of an audience at Tate Modern in London, the artist Grayson Perry reflects on the idea of quality and examines who and what defines what we see and value as art.
Grayson Perry, BBC Radio 4, 15 October 2013
The Charter settlement offers a historic opportunity to put behind us widespread misconduct of the kinds identified in the Leveson Report and so to rebuild trust between the press and the public. It does this without in any way reducing the freedom of the press to carry out journalism that is in the public interest.
Brian Cathcart, International Forum for Responsible Media blog, 15 October 2013
Ben Chu, Wiedenfeld & Nicholson, 10 October 2013
When then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared two years ago "We are back to stay" as a power in Asia, the most dramatic symbol of the policy shift was the planned deployment of 2,500 U.S. Marines in northern Australia, primed to respond to any regional conflict.
Stuart Grudgings, Reuters, 6 October 2013
Everything we think we know is wrong: the various China whispers that have warped how we view the country and its people
Ben Chu, Independent, 5 October 2013
The term "opera," derived, or rather abbreviated, from the words opera in musica (works in music —i.e., a musical work), is only a convenient title that has found favor by its brevity and through lack of a better.
Dr. John R. Skoyles, , 2013
Stephen Willats, http://stephenwillats.com/, 2013
From the experimental study of learning come devices which arrange optimal conditions for self-instruction
B. F. Skinner, J-Stor, 2013
SOME THINKING ALOUD ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LYRICS IN MUSIC....
STEPHEN RILEY, STEPHEN RILEY Art, 25 September 2013
Are exams a cheat?
"To contribute to Battle of Ideas is to add a few words to a giant, communal speech-bubble out of the gap-toothed mouth of British opinion. It is a strong reminder that the joys of free, uncalculated speech and the right to attack orthodoxies can in no way be assumed in 2012 – that we use them or lose them."
Piers Hellawell, composer; professor of composition, Queen’s University Belfast