Presentation on theme: "Social Darwinism and Anti-Semitism. Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer is both an early sociologist and also the father of social Darwinism, against which."— Presentation transcript:
Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer is both an early sociologist and also the father of social Darwinism, against which most early sociology was directed. A way to explain the “success” of some societies and the “demise” of others. Spencer saw individualism and competition as the key to social progress. Argued that government programs are ineffective and lead to dependency.
Anti-Semitism Jews portrayed as murders of Christ Early usurers when money lending was illegal for Christians.( only way for many Jews to survive) Often ridiculed and mistreated by the dominant group in society.
Dreyfus Affair Alfred Dreyfus- French Captain and Jewish Accused of selling secrets Accused and convicted despite the evidence Eventually pardoned