Search: ideology (4 materials)

Could Putin take advantage of Europe if it starts to collapse?

... interests here tend to overlap with those of the Euro skeptics. This has become an ideological issue, at least on the EU side. The cause of EU unity against Russia has become a magnet for anti-Russian individuals and institutions throughout the EU. Ideology takes center stage over pragmatism in this issue. Russia’s desire to deal with individual EU members would not appear to threaten any concrete EU interests. It does, however, pose a serious threat to the ideological ambitions of the EU ...


On "European values"

... integration, like border-free travel and a common currency were popular. Europeans were proud of the apparent success of the EU, and this is where “European values” started to become a more important part of the picture. A vague, fluffy European ideology, resting on economic success and the ideal of a united Europe began to emerge. This European ideology has been primarily a domain for idealists rather than pragmatists. European ideology became increasingly missionary, moralistic, and hypocritical ...


Has there been "rollback" of democracy in Russia under Putin?

In totalitarian countries . . The government tortures, kills and suppresses unions and the press. Whereas in authoritarian countries . . These functions are left to the private sector. Jules Feiffer cartoon on statement by former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Jean Kirkpatrick In order to judge whether there has been a “rollback of democracy” in Russia, we need to be clear about what is meant by the democratic state of affairs believed to exist before democracy was “rolled back.”...


Can Socialism Learn from Its Mistakes? Hypotheses or Metaphysics

... of socialism come to power and set up bureaucratic Leviathans, establish tyrannies, adopt policies that lead to economic decline and other social dysfunctions, and in consequence suffer widespread popular hostility against what is supposed to be an ideology of the people? To be sure, the history of modern socialism is full of examples of socialist thinkers and movements refusing to compromise the democratic, humanitarian, and libertarian ideals they took to belong to the very definition of ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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