Battle of Ideas Readings

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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Latest readings

In Search of Utopia at M-Museum Leuven
Antony Mason, Telegraph, 3 October 2016

The Return Of The Utopians
Akash Kapur, New Yorker, 3 October 2016

Goldman Sachs: We're in the 'second wave' of fintech
Tina Wadhwa, Business Insider UK, 2 October 2016

Daniel Hannan: My one worry about Brexit- if we mess things up, we could harm relations with Ireland
Daniel Hannan is an MEP for South-East England, and a journalist, author and broadcaster.
Conservative Home, 29 September 2016

Russia's Head of Church calls for a 'ban' on abortion and assisted reproduction
Patriarch Kirill signed a pro-life petition, also calling for the end of "abortive" contraceptives.
Damien Sharkov, Newsweek, 28 September 2016

FinTech boom needs strong guidance to navigate regulatory hurdles, finds ACCA
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

The London Design Biennale's Utopian Dreams Land With a Thud
Crystal Bennes, Metropolis, 27 September 2016

Eurozone risks collapse into prosperous north and stagnant south, warns Varoufakis
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


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Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?

"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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