Battles in Print & Culture Wars

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 Academy of Ideas' online review.

Editors: Dolan Cummings and Sarah Boyes

Select a theme on the left to see related Battles in Print from the archive. You can also narrow your selection by selecting a year below and clicking Go! Or return to the overall index

2009 2008 2007 2006
International Relations & Development

Attitudes to China, Patrick Hayes

Africa Strand, Ceri Dingle

What future for Britain's 'ethical' foreign policy?, David Chandler versus Alan Mendoza

Beyond the war on terror, Alex Gourevitch

Damned by Debt Relief, Ceri Dingle and Steve Daley

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Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University