The Debate in Today’s Youth

To me, this debate will always be to some extent a case of Tories vs Labour, and the core beliefs associated with each party. To readers who may not understand these concepts, collectivism is defined as ‘the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.’ In other words, working together... Continue Reading →

Are We Not Bored of Binaries Yet?

Ah! Individualism vs Collectivism: the age-old, philosophical debate! But, do we really need to be having it? Hm, I’m not so sure. All the political theory books that dominate Cambridge wider reading lists are trying to answer this question – whether they say so or not – because politics is, at its core, about how... Continue Reading →

Individualism vs Collectivism on Discrimination

When this issue’s theme first came out, my thoughts first gravitated to writing  my article on individual vs collectivism in terms of the economy. However, this article is going to focus on individualism vs collectivism from a social point of view, the key idea being that collectivism increases discrimination in society, as a result of categorising... Continue Reading →

Individualism: Bridging the Divide

"The smallest minority in the world, is the individual" – Ayn Rand. Rand grew up in Russia, during the second revolution, fleeing only when it was clear that her beliefs and refusal to accept the new regime would likely lead to her death. And so she fled to America and started a new life, first... Continue Reading →

Is There Another Way?

Nurture vs Nature; Capitalism vs Communism; Pineapple on pizza vs Pineapple-less pizza. These are all key debates that have been argued back and forth, without any real resolution, but what of the debate of Individualism vs Collectivism. This, like the debate of Capitalism vs Communism, is extraordinarily influential on the way people live their lives;... Continue Reading →

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