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Раздирающий душу вопль: спор А.И. Герцена и Б.Н. Чичерина о роли эмоций в политике

Диалог со временем. 2017. № 61. С. 247-261.

The article examines the debates between A.I. Herzen and B.N. Chicherin in the newspaper “Kolokol” in 1858-1859. It's shown that role of emotions in politics was the main subject of the controversy. Analysis of various arguments demonstrates that A.I. Herzen was a proponent of sincere expression of emotions in politics and journalism, whereas B.N. Chicherin advocated rationalization of the political sphere for the sake of prevention of unrests and revolutions. It is argued that the controversy had a certain impact on attitude of Russian socialists and liberals towards emotions.