Экспертное сообщество ученых-экономистов и рецепты преодоления общенационального кризиса 1914-1917 гг.
the article deals with the most important aspects of intellectual struggle on the initial period of the First World War. The author reconstructs the logic of reasoning appeared in manifestos of scientists and artists that were issued in Germany, Great Britain and Russia and became an important element of struggle. In addition, the article analyzes Russian religious philosophers debate about the meaning of the war, its goals and objectives. The author postulates in conclusion the importance of intellectual struggle as one of the elements of total conflict.