Idealism

Is Your Degree More Than Just a Piece of Paper?

Tom Davies | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Davies

We live in a world where pragmatism dominates idealism. Does a nurse or an accountant provide more value to society? When faced with a question like this, the idealists among us would question the definition of "value". By contrast, the pragmatists would revert to the only objective benchmark available and declare that six figures are better than five.

Duffle Coats and Dreams: The Student Love Affair With the Left Wing

Rosslyn McNair | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rosslyn McNair

'If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not conservative by 40, you have no brain'. The question is, are students with conservative views ahead of the game? Can they see beyond youthful idealism to the realities of their future life which will inevitably be governed by capitalism?