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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There is a problem with an Americanised kind of identity politics which essentialises identity. And it seems as if the student movement is going to face this dilemma in its future organising.
Richard Seymour, Lenin's Tomb, 26 March 2015
Szu Ping Chan, The Telegraph, 25 March 2015
Nigel Farage on consensus, conformism and the virtue of dissent.
Brendan O'Neill, spiked, 9 March 2015
It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.
Frank Furedi, spiked, 9 March 2015
The alliance between India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) to govern Indian-administered Kashmir is the most hopeful development in the region in a quarter of a century
Sumantra Bose, BBC, 3 March 2015
Tom Slater, 23, calls for an end to pity-me yoof politics.
Tom Slater, spiked, 27 February 2015
Begging its creditors for more money won’t liberate Greece.
Nikos Sotirakopoulos, spiked, 26 February 2015
The more we've made the personal political, the more we define our social and political outlook with reference to what’s in our underpants or what colour our skin is, the more we experience every criticism of our beliefs as an attack on our very personhood, our souls, our right to exist.
Brendan O'Neill, Spectator, 19 February 2015
Lucy Sherriff, Huffington Post, 9 February 2015
To see a dramatic change in youth voter turnout, investment needs to be made in political education in schools; not hashtags and advertising
Kate Crowhurst, Telegraph, 2 February 2015
Caught in the Web - Cassandra Wilkinson
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Fredrick C. Harris, professor of political science, Columbia University