issue #01 (57)2011
“Nationalisms of the ruling class"
What has been done in terms of nation-building to date? What “temporary identity” has emerged in Russia during these two decades? How should the proper national policy be conducted and centrifugal tendency be fought against? How should the “Russian factor” be considered without harming the national integrity of the country? How do nationalism and democracy correlate with one another? The answers to the questions listed above are provided by the following experts: Michael Mann, British sociologist, one of the world’s leading researchers on the theme of nationalism; Dmitry Butrin, the Head of the economic policy section of the Kommersant newspaper; Tariq Ali, a British Pakistani left-wing theorist; Michael Walzer, a renowned political philosopher and public intellectual; Pavel Bardin, a TV journalist, film director, and director and scriptwriter of the film Russia 88; Liah Greenfeld, a Professor of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences at Boston University. Also in this issue, you will find the opinion of Kurt Huebner, one of the oldest and most respected philosophers of present-day Europe.