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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Should we be allowed to say anything? What about hate speech? Do complaints about verbal cruelty patronise and insult? Yes, but …
Galen Strawson, Guardian, 28 August 2015
This latest therapeutic fad encourages us to retreat from life.
Patrick West, spiked, 21 August 2015
Tom Slater, spiked, 21 August 2015
Barry Curtis, spiked, 20 August 2015
It’s hard to marry the concept of boomer selfishness with the activism of these ‘grey-haired’ protesters fighting on behalf of their grandchildren
Van Badham, Guardian, 13 August 2015
Tom Slater, spiked, August 2015
It started with two college students who were sick of people victim-blaming rape victims.
Kaitlynn Mendes, AlterNet, 12 August 2015
Lewis Carroll knew the secret to children's stories – never moralise.
James Woudhuysen, spiked, 24 July 2015
A review of Jennie Bristow's Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict
Tim Black, spiked, 24 July 2015
Shingi Mararike, spiked, 17 July 2015
Instrumental music: should music be a tool of social policy?
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