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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Actress accused of sexualising youngsters with bikini range
Chloe Thomas, Daily Mail, 16 September 2012
The big money to be made in finance now is from turning in your own firm
Economist, 15 September 2012
The recent revival of an old discourse of ‘character’ reinforces a search for better measurement as the basis for behaviour change strategies reflected in government interest in new ideas from behavioural science.
Kathryn Ecclestone, Research Papers in Education, September 2012
Pop-ups events are becoming a very important part of our work. The reason is that bringing things to life in a visible tangible form is a very exciting thing to do.
Collaborate, 30 August 2012
Do Working Men’s Clubs hold their own key to survival, asks Ruth Cherrington
Ruth Cherrington, ResPublica, 17 August 2012
"Poor but sexy"; the German capital is a creative, forward-thinking centre, but only survives on subsidies paid by other states. There, lives a population for whom money is tight, and universal handouts are expected.
Don Alphonso, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14 August 2012
Robert and Edward Skidelsky, Allen Lane, 28 July 2012
MPs are wrong to suggest easing restrictions on an industry already causing massive damage to our communities
Rowenna Davis, Guardian, 24 July 2012
The state’s relentless undermining of parental authority has created a world in which no one knows how to control children or teens.
Jennie Bristow, spiked, 17 July 2012
The Barclays scandal can tell teachers a lot about character education says GTP student Alex Crossman, as he reflects on his experience of working in the City
Alex Crossman, Guardian, 4 July 2012
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