Understanding how TV can Teach us Geopolitics
The television is considered to be a great educator in today’s times and one area where it can provide its viewers quite a bit of substantive knowledge is geopolitics. Homeland which is a popular running show on American television at the moment can educate its viewers on foreign policy issues between America and a host of other countries such as Israel, Palestine and other major countries of the Middle East. House of Cards is another fantastic show on American geopolitics in particular that focuses on pertinent issues such as the Russian and Taliban crisis in Afghanistan and so on.
Television presents before us the debates that are currently brewing in our society today and reminds us of our hopes and our fears. Julian Fellowes who is credited with the creation of the famous sitcom Downtown Abbey has pondered out aloud as to what could be the reasons behind its success. One reason for this is the fact that the show serves as an idealized reconstruction of exactly what our past was like, making us realize what it is that we need to do in order to bring about fruitful changes in order to ensure a better future for ourselves and our successors.