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History (3 Questions Answers) ORDER 241919.docx

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History 1. Explain social Darwinism. Do the ideals of social Darwinism still resonate in today’s politics and society? Why or why not? Herbert Spencer, a 19th century philosopher, promoted the idea of Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is an application of the theory of natural selection to social, political, and economic issues. In its simplest form, Social Darwinism follows the mantra of "the strong survive," including human issues. This theory was used to promote the idea that the white European race was superior to others, and therefore, destined to rule over them. The ideals of social Darwinism still resonate in today’s world especially in politics. This has
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