Brass Eye would help lay the groundwork for future comics like Sacha Baron Cohen, including Ali G and the youngest Who Is America? I owe a lot to the subversive style that Morris has carved out, while many of his former collaborators have become recognizable and coveted names in the entertainment industry. In English writing, the term „a modest proposition“ is now conventionally an allusion to this linear satire style. Elsewhere, fake CCTV recordings followed a pedophile dressed as a school in the streets, while a focus group, in accordance with fictitious plans, nodded to insert a nut implant into the offenders` rectum, which stretched to the size of a 42-inch color television when it heard a child`s voice. John Locke commented: „Whether then, as Sir Robert says, it was customary for men to sell and castrate their children. Let them expose them, If you wish, because it is even greater that they eat for their tables and eat them: If it is a right to do so, we can, by the same argument, just adultery, incest and sodomy, for there are examples of this too, old and modern; The sins that probably have the principle of aggravation of what they exceed the main intention of nature, the increase of humanity, and the pursuit of the species in the greatest perfection, and the distinction of families, with the safety of the marital bed, as necessary.“ (First article, at para. 59). It was Iannucci – better known today as the man behind Veep – with whom Morris teamed up more than a quarter of a century ago to create the BBC news programme Spoof The Day Today. Produced by The Lion and Widows Banner See-Saw Films alongside its supporter of Four Lions Film4, the film follows a trace of humor, no less dangerous than its predecessor, again in the perspective of the war on terror, only this time the satirical brooch settle in the United States and Homeland Security. Critics disagree on Swift`s intentions to use this philosophy of false-maths. Edmund Wilson asserts that statistically, „the logic of the „Modest Proposal“ can be compared to the defense of crimes (arrogated to Marx), in which he asserts that crime deals with the superfluous population.“  Wittkowsky replies that Swift`s satirical use of statistical analysis is an attempt to amplify her satire that „springs from a spirit of bitter derision, not from the joy of calculations for herself.“  While Swift`s proposal is clearly not a serious economic proposition, George Wittkowsky, author of Swift`s Modest Proposal: The Biography of an Early Georgian Pamphlet, argues that it is important to understand the economics of Swift`s time in order to fully understand the play. Wittowsky argues that there are not enough critics who have taken the time to focus directly on mercantilism and labour theories in 18th-century England. „If we consider this modest proposal as a mere criticism of the condition, we can say on all that the conditions were bad and that Swift`s irony brilliantly underlined this fact.“  A modest proposition is presented in many literature courses as an example of modern Western satire.
It also serves as an introduction to the concept and use of argumentative language and provides secondary and post-secondary testing courses. Outside the field of English, A Modest Proposal is included in many comparative and global literature and history courses, as well as in many other disciplines of the arts, humanities and even social sciences. James William Johnson argues that a modest proposal was largely influenced and inspired by Tertullian`s apology: a satirical attack on the early Roman persecution of Christianity.