The Social Tradition
Aleksandr Shchipkov is a famous Russian political philosopher. His book The Social Tradition brings us a deep, vivid and colorful review of the modern society, that the general public will be able to understand. The author mentions the emerging world tendency to Ďturn back to traditioní as the role of tradition in the life of modern people is reevaluated. Aleksandr Shchipkov is the adherent of systemic traditionalism, which professes tradition to be a mechanism of social and cultural relay and continuity as opposed to a set of social institutes or ideals of the past. In the authorís opinion, the future of Russia, and the part of the world that would choose social traditionalism over its more common ethno-cultural variety, will necessarily be connected to a new model of society based on social justice and traditional values. The authorís ideological compendium includes ideas of the Evangelical tradition of Social Christianity, John Chrysostom and his school, manifestos and practices of the underground historic Russian Social-Christian movement as well as a wide range of modern philosophic and political ideas from the Radical Orthodoxy movement to the world-systems school.
Traditionalism, Liberalism and Neo-Nazism In the Current Political Space
The struggle for history, rewriting of history and "normalization" of history have become trends of recent years amid the dynamically changing state of socio-politics. One of the most sensitive aspects, which has to now be dealt with in the framework of new evaluations of historical concepts and current politics, is the theme of fascism and neo-fascism. Until recently, the phenomenon of fascism was considered the subject of nothing but historical studies. However, global events of the early 21st century make it clear that this subject has not become a historical throwback. The mythology of neo-fascists, as well as the course and methods of their actions, remains the same to a certain degree. Nevertheless, some things have significantly changed. The book by Aleksandr Shchipkov, the Russian public figure and political scientist, is devoted to the analysis of neo-fascism as a modern phenomenon.
If you analyze Russian political jargon, you will notice a set of repeating and long-lost concepts: "reforms" "reactions" "thaw" "freezing." Liberal rhetoric succumbs to patriotic rhetoric and vice versa on an all too regular basis. This empty verbal recirculation is generated by the deplorable condition of our political state. As usual, a pathetic sense of protection and strengthening of the government follows after a period of half-baked reforms and disruption of social ties. Russiaís political history has forever been repeating itself and not one "national" problem has ever been resolved...