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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Antony Mason, Telegraph, 3 October 2016
Akash Kapur, New Yorker, 3 October 2016
Tina Wadhwa, Business Insider UK, 2 October 2016
Rachel Siden, BioNews, October 2016
Daniel Hannan is an MEP for South-East England, and a journalist, author and broadcaster.
Conservative Home, 29 September 2016
Patriarch Kirill signed a pro-life petition, also calling for the end of "abortive" contraceptives.
Damien Sharkov, Newsweek, 28 September 2016
Despite the fact that FinTech has been causing significant digital disruption to global finance for almost a decade, the sector is still in need of strong guidance against regulatory hurdles, says a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
ACCA, 28 September 2016
United Nations, 27 September 2016
Crystal Bennes, Metropolis, 27 September 2016
Germany could force Greece or Portugal out of the eurozone, releasing “demonic forces” and splitting the European Union apart, according to Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.
Tim Wallace, Telegraph, 27 September 2016
Are exams a cheat?
"I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience to be part of a festival based on the conviction that disagreement is good. The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world. I am already looking forward to next year's event."
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist