The history of LSE is the history of subject-degree struggle.
Political scientist, anthropologist, sociologist, historian, geographer, theorist stand opposed to the economist, accountant, finance consultant, businessperson for the century (and a bit) for which LSE has existed. For so long the oppressor class of calculators have stood upon those who can read, write, and articulately communicate. As society developed over time, the capitalist thirst for money and the inferiority complex of the LSE quantitative subjects has created the need for smugness and belittlement of the literate class. It comes as no surprise then that the quants value their frustrative outlet when their subjects have failed to breach the global top 5 in recent years, but the disciplines they deem worthless have succeeded.
The history of LSE is a history of contradictions; what started as an institution for the betterment of people, has evolved into an institution for the betterment of rich people: the advertisement of producing thinkers capable of solving the world’s problem is in conflict with the reality of producing cogs in a money-churning machine.
How can the literate class of LSE thrive when the social reality of the institution, and the system it serves, fundamentally work against us and for the calculating class? There is a synthesis, a logical conclusion to this inherent conflict – when the resources of the university continue to be disproportionately allocated to the quantitative bourgeoisie, the only possible outcome is the revolution of the qualitariat and the creation of an institution for critical thought!
We must seize the means of (knowledge) production to put an end to the struggle, and create an institution that returns to its roots of saving society from implosion:
QUALITATIVES OF LSE, UNITE!