‘The Brexit Election’ has been coined by political pundits and commentators as the label for Theresa May’s (now successfully) proposed election in June, announced this morning (18/04), which she hopes will prevent Labour from voting against the final Brexit agreement and to stop the Liberals from bringing government to a stand-still. But I ask the […]Read More The ‘Brexit Election’
“Six months ago, I revealed that the NSA wanted to listen to the whole world. Now the whole world is listening, and also talking back. And the NSA does not like what it is hearing.” [The Guardian 17 December 2013]. The words uttered as the global eye of the media recently focused on Edward Snowden, […]Read More America’s government hypocrisy: Is Uncle Sam a sham?
Two years ago this November I was diagnosed with severe depression; I didn’t tell many people because I was ashamed, in addition to being surrounded by views that implied depression wasn’t a real/legitimate illness. Although it took some time, today I can hold my head up high and say that I’m not ashamed of it, […]Read More World Mental Health Day
An unmasked, unruly, and uncivilised event took place yesterday in the state of Virginia; a one thousand plus strong crowd of “Alt Right” demonstrators initially started rallying, with, as you can see, fire lit embers. Although nativity and innocence would draw one to conclude that, “oh, they can’t see in the dark”, hence their carrying […]Read More Events in Charlottesville
Many of you know that I have an interest in Russian Relations and therefore decided to do my Extended Project (5000 word essay and presentation) on how Russia (or if) it has changed ideologically between 1970 and the present day. Please read and let me know what you think, especially as results day is soon!! […]Read More Evaluate the ideological transition of the Soviet Union/Russia between 1970 and the present day.
Achieved 36/40 – High A grade. Outline and evaluate the Marxist view of social class inequality (40 marks). Marxists view class as the most vital factor in determining and explaining society’s wealth gap, in addition to why the Bourgeoisie dominate the Proletariat, who are the working class and are exploited by those who own the […]Read More Marxist view on class inequality
Question: Outline and briefly evaluate the view that individuals learn society’s norms through the process of primary socialisation. Primary Socialisation is the process of gaining norms as we grow up and learn in our infancy; norms are the specific rules that direct human behaviour, for example, having good manners at the dinner table. Primary and […]Read More Primary Socialisation
Two general elections, a referendum, fourteen official exams and a depression diagnosis are a few of the things I have witnessed and experienced over the past two years, the latter being the topic of this blog post. I wanted to write and let the words flow from my mind onto the computer screen, so that’s […]Read More Two years on
On Sunday I celebrated my 18th birthday, which to some marks adulthood and to others feels no different to their 17th, 16th and 15th birthdays. For me however, it was a milestone; it marked a goal which I had after severely experiencing mental health issues with a genuine fear that I would not be sane […]Read More 18 things I’ve learned in 18 years