In the year 1651, Thomas Hobbes’ theory of Social Contract ‘appeared for the first time in Leviathan’ during the civil war in Britain. According to Hobbes before the Social Contract men in a state of nature were living with fear due to life being ‘nasty’ and ‘brutish’. Whilst there are many advantages of Hobbes’s concept this essay postulates that his concept is redundant and has too many impediments for it to be deployed in today’s world. Continue reading Hobbes and the Social Contract
On Thursday the High Court concluded that Parliamentary consent is needed to trigger Brexit officially known as Article 50 an unprecedented move and one which has caused discomfort for the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Continue reading Brexit veto?
After 9/11 the US initiated the ‘war on terror’ of which one of them was Afghanistan, a country accused of hiding Bin Laden and being the headquarters of Al-Qaeda that helped incur a devastating attack on the US. Continue reading Afghanistan – A Never Ending War?
The Tories want to expand grammar schools across this nation. They believe that grammar schools allow children from poorer backgrounds to be intellectually stimulated in an environment where other students have the same inclination of ability as them. Continue reading Grammar or Not?
Some argue that nuclear weapons provide deterrence and this keeps states from attacking each other however, others argue that in an ever-increasing hostile world miscalculation can lead to nuclear war thus making the deterrence system useless. Nuclear weapons, some argue, are used for symbols of power which is why it has not been used since Nagasaki and Hiroshima however; others say that the rise of terrorist groups has increased the chances of them gaining their hands on these weapons thus making nuclear weapons dangerous. The theory of ‘balance of power’ has created stability and peace and has brought about nuclear statesmanship showing how nuclear weapons support international peace. But, the recent trend of states making useable nuclear weapons shows how dangerous these weapons can be. On the basis of points this essay raises it concludes that nuclear weapons ultimately supports international peace. Continue reading To what extent do nuclear weapons support international peace?