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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With a shift from genetics to genomics, the study of organisms in terms of their full DNA sequences, the resurgence of eugenics has taken on a new form.
Julie M. Aultman, Genomics, Society and Policy Journal, 18 January 2038
Amanda Scherker, Huffington Post, 11 June 2023
In the future, only rich people will own cars and only robots will drive them.
Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post, 4 August 2015
Comic books, superhero movies, video games and other forms of popular culture have gotten self-referential to the point of tedium. Prime examples: the movie “Pixels” and the book “Armada.”
Todd Martens , The Seattle Times, 4 August 2015
Rafia Zakaria, Dissent Magazine, 1 August 2015
Hearing sexual-assault claims in campus courts is a terrible idea.
Luke Gittos, Spiked, 30 July 2015
Julian Savulescu , The Conversation, 29 July 2015
So-called Islamic State burst on to the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. It has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings.
BBC News, 29 July 2015
Apps, workshops and affirmative consent laws are being used to teach students the ‘yes means yes’ rule – that only clear, verbal agreement will do. Is there a crisis in consent?
Nosheen Iqbal, Guardian, 27 July 2015
Simon Stevens said it is a 'fact of life' that salaries must stay competitive
Simon Stevens, Independent, 21 July 2015
Forced marriage to faith schools: the politics of multiculturalism
"The 2012 Battle of Ideas at the Barbican was the best ever. It was bustling with interesting people, punchy debates and new ideas. I can't wait for 2013's."
Philippe Legrain, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission