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.
Editor: Sarah Boyes
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War should be a political issue, not a legal one, Dr Philip Hammond
West versus East: the dangers of premature extrapolation, Bill Durodié
Attitudes to China, Patrick Hayes
Africa Strand, Ceri Dingle
Africa - exploitation, exploitation, exploitation, Stuart Simpson
What future for Britain's 'ethical' foreign policy?, David Chandler versus Alan Mendoza
The Iraq war: the strip-tease of democracy, Lee Jones
Beyond the war on terror, Alex Gourevitch
The biggest challenge facing China, Sheila Lewis
Damned by Debt Relief, Ceri Dingle and Steve Daley
Postmodern Europe: the silent revolution, Marc Glendening
What does sustainability mean for the developing world?, Peter Martin
Clash of Civilisations or Cultural Crisis?, Bill Durodié
Empire of Regulation or Lawless World?, Michael Savage
Question Time: what next?
"As ever, the Battle of Ideas is full of stimulating and lively argument. It's fun to be able to clash robustly in a good-humoured atmosphere."
Martin Wright, Editor in chief, Green Futures