Политический цинизм: концепт и российская реальность
The book of HSE professor Alexander Obolonsky is devoted to political and administrative morality in different spheres of public life both in general theoretical, historical and contemporary aspects. The author considers the current condition of ethic in the current public life as a serious and dangerous obstacle for positive development of the society. The main chapters of the book are: the fundamental immorality of the Soviet regime, moral defficience of one-dimentional economical approach, political cynisism, geopolitics as a phantom of false consciousness, civil thrust and distrust to political authorities, ethic of civil society member, and specifical features of political, parlamentary, electoral, administrative and journalistic ethic.
The second part of the book includes a number of official documents; the ethical Coded and other regulations in USA. England, Canada and Russia.
L. L. Lyubimov Notes on myth creation around great Russian literature According to the author, the classical Russian literature remains completely unread by a majority of population in this country. The reason for that is that it is well «hidden» behind revolutionary mantras and оценками. The author explores the revolutionary liberal literary criticism as a phenomenon that initiated the myth creation around the Russian literature: the religious content of many a masterpiece of the Russian literature was ostracized, the notion of a «small person» was perverted, and general humanistic values were replaced by revolutionary slogans. Particular attention is given to an analysis of the world outlook and personality of V. G. Belinsky.
This book comprises articles by the paericipants of the International research conference devoted to the interdisciplinary approach to the so-called "Great Offensive" in Soviet culture in the late 1920s. Such matters as the literary process, the role of literary criticism in the development of collective concsiousness, as well as discourse practices of the 1920s & early 1930s are in the focus of the attention.The present volume continues the series of publications dealt with complex research of Soviet culture and social structure. The first one published in 2008 raised an issue of Russian avant-garde around the revolution, the second one was concentrated on the period of 'New Economic Policy' in the early Soviet Russia.