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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Europe today is suffering an erosion of representative democracy, citizenship and solidarity, making emerging from the crisis that much harder. If the Union cannot encourage an upswing in citizen participation it will not survive in its current form, warns a Polish columnist.
Jacek Żakowski, presseurop, 14 September 2012
Following the publication of the damning report on the Hillsborough disaster, there have been paroxysms of handwringing in the political and media classes.
Brendan O'Neill, Huffington Post, 13 September 2012
Brian Winston, Bloomsbury Academic, 13 September 2012
The shocking attack on the US consulate in Benghazi late on Tuesday that left four Americans dead abruptly revealed the fragility of America’s position in the post “Arab Spring” Middle East
Karl Sharro, Al-Akhbar, 13 September 2012
As the LGA feigns outrage at the Government’s accusation that town halls have blocked development, Claire Fox asks if the sector is being a little disingenuous
Claire Fox, MJ, 13 September 2012
The Democrat convention was big on moral posturing about gay marriage and abortion, but short on serious strategy.
Helen Searls, spiked, 13 September 2012
I have been a fervent supporter of the European Union as the embodiment of an open society—a voluntary association of equal states that surrendered part of their sovereignty for the common good. The euro crisis is now turning the European Union into something fundamentally different.
George Soros, New York Review of Books, 12 September 2012
It’s ‘the economy, stupid’, James Carville famously advised Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992, and 20 years later, in 2012, it’s ‘the economy, stupid’ once again. Given the unemployment crisis and a growing wealth gap, candidates would have to be stupid not to focus on the slow, unsteady recovery. I just wish they wouldn’t focus on it almost exclusively.
Wendy Kaminer, spiked, 10 September 2012
Let's hear it for Charles Moore, the Spectator and FT. Their attacks on the feral elite contrast with a virtually silent Labour
John Harris, Guardian, 9 September 2012
Vicky Pryce, Biteback Publishing, 9 September 2012
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