The Battle of Ideas 2009 was a two-day festival of high-level, thought-provoking debate organised by the Institute of Ideas and hosted by the Royal College of Art.
The Chinese Dream: A Society Under Construction, Neville Mars & Adrian Hornsby
Religion remains fundamental to US politics, Susan Jacoby
Time to no platform 'no platform', Dennis Hayes & Richard Reynolds
Should schools be engines of social mobility?, Sally Millard
Remaking citizens for the ‘Big Society’, Kathryn Ecclestone
In drug policy, pragmatism is the only moral approach, Roger Howard & Leo Barasi
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"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India