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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Maarten Boudry, , 11 October 2016
Luke Gittos, spiked, 5 July 2016
Fiona Smith, Guardian, 8 June 2016
This article examines the growing relationship between security and education, particularly in the light of the UK government’s Prevent Duty that seeks to tackle radicalisation in a variety of milieus, including universities
Bill Durodié, British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Brendan O'Neill, Spectator, 5 January 2016
James Heartfield & Kevin Rooney, Zero Books, November 2015
The Essex Autonomy Project is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research initiative of the Philosophy Department at the University of Essex. Its aim is to investigate the ideal of self-determination in human affairs.
University of Essex
Introductory lectures to the most important historical and contemporary theorists dealing with the problem of violence
Elizabeth Frazer, Histories of Violence
We are seeing the first signs that the tide is turning in the free speech debate. Event organisers are finally coming under as much pressure from free speech defenders as they are censors.
Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk, 30 September 2015
The more attention political leaders pay to their members, the more they neglect the voters they really need
Matthew Parris, The Times, 26 September 2015
Free schools: myth and reality
"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist