issue #14 (56), 2010
“The Fears of the New Decade”
In modern society, fear is becoming one of the leading factors influencing our public, political and social life. Fear is also an excellent instrument for manipulating public opinion. What exactly are our fears that play role in the coming decade? What are the differences between the fears that are inherent in Russian and in other societies? Who is the major source and beneficiary of such fears? And how beneficial is the “fear industry”? These and other questions are answered by the following experts: Jacque Ranciere, French philosopher; Zygmunt Bauman, professor at the University of Leeds; Konstantin Krylov, a politician & publicist; John Grey, professor emeritus of European thought at the London School of Economics; Dmitry Bykov, a writer, journalist and poet; Corey Robin, author of the book “Fear: the history of a political idea”. Also in this issue Vladimir Nesterenko, journalist and playwright known under the nickname “Adolfych”.