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Феноменът насилие в координатната система на „лявото“ мислене
The Phenomenon of Violence in the Coordinate System of the „Left“ Thinking

Author(s): Momchil Badjakov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The problem of violence in our contemporary world becomes more and more present in our lives and the new book of professor Prodanov Violence in the modern epoch provokes great interest. But in nearly 600 pages, investigation of the totalitarian communistic violence is literally missing, even though that was precisely what gave the past XX century its coercive „halo“. To it are devoted only a few lines, in the context of the ideologema of „the need for catching-up development“, which in practice justifies the socialistic „experiment“, and on the other hand , stigmatizes capitalism, which has „forced“ socialism to „counteract“. In the end, modern capitalism, without being totalitarian, has used totalitarian violence, which is even bigger than Stalin’s communism. But the despotic character of the last century gives most of all communistic oppression, and not economical compulsion, which is typical of the bourgeoisie. A strange opposition to „capitalistic“ culture of the free market and man’s rights is characteristic for left-winged intellectuals, as well as in the West.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2004
  • Issue No: 4-5
  • Page Range: 228-237
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian