The Real Housewives of ISIS

On Tuesday night, the show "Revolting" appeared on BBC 2. While, for the most part, this show was an amusing political satire focusing on contemporary politics in the UK, one section of this political sketch show presented four women who had recently traveled to Syria, to become the 'real housewives of isis'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOB6UDC-67w Naturally, this … Continue reading The Real Housewives of ISIS

Social Darwinism and Contemporary Politics

Social Darwinism (not actually supported by Charles Darwin) was a term generated by philosopher and biologist Herbert Spencer, and aims to link biological principles of natural selection to political and sociological ideas. Social Darwinians do not believe in the welfare system, but prefer the idea that you should survive off the wealth of your family … Continue reading Social Darwinism and Contemporary Politics