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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The Brexit economy: post-referendum data defies gloomy UK predictions
Guardian analysis of key economic figures gives rounded assessment three months after the vote
Katie Allen, Guardian, 22 September 2016

Brexit Britain: What has actually happened so far?
The UK may have voted on 23 June to leave the European Union but it is not yet clear what the country's path to Brexit will actually mean.
BBC News, 22 September 2016

Brexit: UK economy faces uncertain future after shock referendum result, say two independent reports
Expert forecasts come in midst of political party conference season - in which country’s fortunes outside the EU are the central theme.
Joe Watts, Independent, 21 September 2016

Just How Similar is Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler?
Both men represent their personal character as the antidote to all social and political problems.
Maiken Umbach, Newsweek, 21 September 2016

Healthtech, Fintech, and AI dominate Techstars London Demo Day
Mike Butcher, TechCrunch, 20 September 2016

The idea of a 'post-truth society' is elitist and obnoxious
People’s attraction to the Brexit camp’s dodgiest claims is not an invitation to those in authority to abandon truthfulness
Tracey Brown, Guardian, 19 September 2016

The Human Rights Act should not be repealed
Conor Gearty, UK Constitutional Law Association, 17 September 2016

The fantasy of the beautiful nomad is morally bankrupt
Giles Fraser, Guardian, 15 September 2016


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