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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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
'The Battle for Affluence'
"Of all the political and cultural festivals, none beats the Battle of Ideas for its eclecticism and willingness to invite controversial and absorbing debate."
John Kampfner, Chief executive, Index on Censorship; former editor, New Statesman