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    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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    reform. His scientific knowledge and literary capabilities led him to be one of the fore fathers of modern science fiction. In his novel The Time Machine, Wells, knowledgeable on the teachings of Charles Darwin and those of the Fabian Society, attempts to warn society that the brutality of capitalism and the plight of the laborer are not dealt with through social reforms then humanity will drive itself to extinction. H.G. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 as Herbert George Wells in Bromley,

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    George Bernard Shaw

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    interested him most at that time. Those subjects were marriage, the role of artists in society, and the order of society (Satyanarayana). When his novels were widely rejected by publishers, he turned his attention to politics. In 1884, he joined the Fabian Society. This was a socialist group whose goal was to transform England through a more intellectual foundation. The year after he joined the Fabian Society, Shaw began working by writing book reviews and was an art, theater, and music critic. In

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    FREEDOM George Bernard Shaw "My conscience is the genuine pulpit article, it annoys me to see people comfortable when they ought to be uncomfortable; and I insist on making them think in order to bring them to a conviction of sin." -----Shaw. The above quoted lines show us the uncompromising character of the man who never thought idealistically about literature, that is to say, one who never romanticized it. He considered all literature to be journalistic and his purpose was to convert the

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    Successful Labour

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    ignorance, idleness and disease. On one hand, it can be argued that the Labour Governments reforms were successful because, acts such as the National Health Act of 1946 were introduced which tackled providing health care in even the poorest of areas in society. This is a view supported by historians such as Sked and Cook. However, it can be argued that the labour government’s reforms were unsuccessful as reforms such as the education act of 1944 arguably only helped the middle class children of Britain

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    The Beveridge report Fabian Society formed in 1884, lead by the Sidney and Beatrice Webb who had strong views on the moral values of social (or socialist) provision and had thinking based on poor laws and the relief of distress, were the first to produce a report based on Majority and Minority of welfare. This report failed as all the members, the right-wing critics of state welfare, could not agree about the fact that the state should be the provider for welfare services. The Beveridge Report is

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    We now face a moment of time in modern society where the evolution of technology is vastly outperforming human performance, in turn ultimately affecting how humans interact with technology as well as how technology itself affects humans and their social interactions. As of late, the current socioeconomic system, coupled with the geopolitical climate in the West has ultimately shaped how technology is used in society. In particular, the recent emerging trend has been that of surveillance through technological

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    What Shapes Societies

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    One of the most debated questions of our time asks: What shapes societies more, Science or imperialism. These subjects both hold a tremendous weight on the path of which societies are created, but only one has had the most dominance; not one or the other. Imperialism is the domination of one country over the other, but in the core beginnings of humanity, dominance between countries was nonexistent. There were no empires to dominate; the only necessity was sustainability. Science was used through

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    By examining precolonial, African societies, an illustration of the traditional methods of governance or tribal organization, belief systems, environmental management and external relations can be established. Chinau Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, traces the institutional structures of the Igbo people of Southeast Nigeria in the late 19th century from the precolonial era, while introducing the changes brought by the start of the imposition of British colonialism. The novel effectively characterizes

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    We all thrive to find our identity sometime in our lives. Most of the time it is when we reach our adolescent years that we start looking for something to engage ourselves with, to feel a part of our society. “For, indeed, in the social jungle of human existence there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” (Erikson, 1968, p. 130). The search for an identity is a major constituent of our youth years and most of the time it accompanies us for the rest of our lives. Identity can

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    State and Society

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    2. The evolution of the society from traditional to the age of complexity is a journey in finding its own identity; being able to have a political stand, a stabilized economy and other factors necessary in building a connection between the state and society to adapt to the social changes brought by modernity and globalization. As Nash would say, the turns started from the control of power through the use of politics as a form of creating identity and its application through manipulation. And this

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