Figure it out 3

May 30, 2003

Charles Clarke may be confused and defensive about the comments he made at University College Worcester, but I am glad he spoke out and asked questions. What he said confirms the extent to which a materialist, instrumentalist and anti-intellectual agenda has pervaded the governing class. This underlines the urgent need for a serious debate about the role and nature of higher education.

Linden West
Canterbury Christ Church
University College

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