On Darwin's 200th, a Theory Still in Controversy is an article that talks about the influence and controversy that Darwin's life and ideas sparked.
Darwinism is pitted against Creationism and then also Intelligent Design (which are different).
In light of that I want to highlight two books that explain what Creationism is and also what Intelligent Design is: Both are worth a read, and no backround knowledge is necessary to benefit from them.
Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues
Holman QuickSource Guide to Understanding Creation