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Психологически трудности на левите ни идеолози
Psychological Difficulties of us Left-wing Ideologues

Author(s): Martin Tabakov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Psychology, Political Philosophy, Marxism, Political psychology, Comparative politics, Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Psychoanalysis, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Marxism; ideology; Capitalism; nomenklatura; class; exploitation; oligarchy; empire; imperialism, Bulgaria; USSR; Russia;

Summary/Abstract: The consistent and logical assessment for the so-called “Socialist system” is „state Capitalism“ and all Marxist tenets about Capitalism -- class, class struggle, exploitation, nepotism, comprador bourgeoisie….should be applied to this system. Also the consistent and logical Marxist assessment of the actions of “Czarist Rus-sia" and USSR to Bulgaria would be being imperialistic. But although until 1940 Bulgarian Marxists sharply criticized „Czarist Russia“, Bulgarian Left today find it difficult to make such assessments.The reasons are not theoretical but psychological. As consecutive Marxists, they should come to uncomfortable conclusions about the System and about „Czarist Russia“ and USSR But for biographical reasons they have a deep personal sympathy for them. They believe that their prosperity has behaved to the "System", which in turn is the result of the occupation of Bulgaria from the USSR. And any negative assessment would be for them the attempt to destroy the world they have created and believe that this world was real, and challenging their value system. And often prefer to ignore all facts and logical analyzes, but to maintain their mental balance and to live in their artificial but beautiful world.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 72-83
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian