Battles in Print are specially-commissioned essays that explore topics being discussed at the Battle of Ideas, serving as introductions to the debate and encouraging further reflection. Battles in Print take a variety of forms, from short provocation essays to longer think pieces and interviews, and are available both online and in print at the festival itself. They are complemented by themed book reviews on Culture Wars, the Institute of Ideas' online review.
Editor: David Bowden
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In defence of campaigning documentaries, Jess Search
Rethinking privacy, Sean Bell
Response to Norman Lewis, Robin Walsh
Spectres haunting journalism: the 'what crisis?' crisis, Andrew Calcutt
Adult insecurities drive the myth of the digital child, Norman Lewis
Is TV Good For Children?, Wendy Earle
Africa and oil
"There's a real sense of intellectual delight that so much can be discussed in just sixty minutes - and so thoughtfully - both by the speakers and especially by the audience. A rich feast of ideas."
Christopher Kelly, reader in Ancient History and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Corpus Christi College