The Irish Times view: In praise of uselessness

Ireland“In the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine, the greatest compliment is to be called ‘very useful’. Engines have to prove their practical value on a daily basis and those who fail to do so are sent by the all-powerful Sir Topham Hatt to the scrap yard. It is exactly this sort of utilitarian propaganda that President Michael D Higgins railed against last week …” (more)

[Irish Times, 9 March]

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One Response to “The Irish Times view: In praise of uselessness”

  1. D Says:

    Liberal arts graduates asserting liberal arts are of utmost importance. Your degree is what real workers call “hobbies”.

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