Язык перемен и перемены в языке
The book discusses Russian linguistic expressions typical of liberal discourse: prava cheloveka ‘human rights’, svoboda ‘freedom’, tolerantnost' ‘tolerance’, pliuralizm ‘pluralism’, chastnaia sobstvennost' i privatizatsiia ‘private property and privatization’, demokratiya ‘democracy’, spravedlivost' ‘justice’. We discuss their meaning and usage, connotations, and the attitude of native speakers towards them. These expressions entered into the language at different times and in different ways. At present, different people understand these words in different ways. The book aims at the wide range of readers interested in Russian culture, the Russian language and the history of ideas.