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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Shot in Ghana by a volunteer crew, Think BIG showcases Ghanaians with big aspirations and big plans
Ceri Dingle (director), WORLDwrite documentary, 2007
Once, life revolved around church and chapel. Now it is being organised around nursery and school
Ben Rogers, Prospect, January 2007
To understand their role in socialising today’s youth, educators need to explore the social dynamics of mediated public life like social network sites
Danah Boyd, The Knowledge Tree, Edition 13, 2007
Britain is now characterised by the unprecedented complexity and variety of different groups within its borders
Steven Vertovec, COMPAS, 2006
Conflicts on the net, as elsewhere, need not have recourse to a labour theory of rights to be political struggles
Angela Mitropoulos, Mute Magazine, 31 December 2006
Joshua Kurlantzick, Yale University Press, 2006
Is China’s partial conversion to capitalism jeopardising future growth or will it simply blaze its own political and economic path?
Will Hutton and Meghnad Desai, Prospect, December 2006
‘Since the 1970s, cultural diversity initiatives within the visual arts sector have arguably exacerbated rather than confronted exclusionary pathologies of the art world’
Richard Hylton, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, 2006
Lynsey Hanley, Granta, 2006
As the US invasion of Iraq demonstrates, democracy cannot be imposed from without
Francis Fukuyama, Project Syndicate, 2006
'Privacy is Dead. Long Live Privacy?'
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