But idealism about the transformative power of writing is at the heart of the festival.
For Moses, the idealism of Freedom Summer was inseparable from the practical task of making it work.
Today, we still believe that wisdom in politics above all counsels realism as to means and idealism as to ends.
In the cesspool of cynicism that is Indian politics, we thought his train ride struck a blow instead for a degree of idealism.
Then imagine, at around age 20, giving it up forever, all of it, poetry, idealism—even hope.
The virtue of idealism is as necessary as the virtue of realism; and every great writer shows his greatness by combining the two.
Some of us may regret that their tenacity so far outstrips their idealism.
When idealism declines and becomes sheer bigotry, without the charm of imaginative power, it must have its Wiclif and its Luther.
The aim of idealism is to soften the hard realities of life.
The idealism and the loftiness that Harriet Prescott Spofford threw into her early romance, she threw into her lyrics.
An approach to philosophy that regards mind, spirit, or ideas as the most fundamental kinds of reality, or at least as governing our experience of the ordinary objects in the world. Idealism is opposed to materialism, naturalism, and realism. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was an idealist; so was Immanuel Kant.