Exogenous factors of memory formation about the great soviet era in contemporary Russia
- EconomicsLinguistics and Culture Review
This article is devoted to the analysis of exogenous factors in the formation of the historical memory of Russian society about the Soviet era. The author refers to those components of the Russian…
Cognitive confinement: theoretical considerations on the construction of a cognitive niche, and on how it can go wrong
The paper sets forth the notion of cognitive confinement, which is a contingent, yet relatively stable state of being structurally or systematically unable to gain information from an environment, determined by patterns of interaction between the subject and the world.
The Meta-Disciplinary: Capital at the Threshold of Control
Discipline and Punish has been the seminal text for students of the rationality of disciplinary power. In recent years, critical scholarship has become increasingly keen to move analytically beyond…
Albert Speer: How To Manage an Atrocity
- Political Science
Albert Speer as democratic manager? Seems absurd on the surface, even outrageous. Hitler's right-hand-man practiced a rather bizarre form of hu manistic management in the Ministry of Armaments and…
Being Tough on Terrorism or Respecting Human Rights
- Political Science
Today the world has become too small to remain too different—liberal-democratic and authoritarian-totalitarian, rich and poor, healthy and mired in epidemics. Such variations also constitute a…
The Avengers and the PLA Wolf Warrior: Popular Narratives and Major Power Competition
- ArtEast Asia
In recent years, some scholars of international politics have argued for the need to integrate the use of visual media into our understanding of global politics. In this respect, film (or movies)…
Sheltering the Ghosts? Digitized Photographs of Political Victims and World War II Veterans on Russian Online Databases
- SociologyPhotography and Culture
Abstract In this article I consider Russian online databases that collect, digitize and organize film-based photographs showing Russian victims and participants of the twentieth-century political…
- ChemistryNo One's Witness
Liver failure is common and carries high morbidity and mortality. Liver transplantation (LT) is the only definitive treatment available performed as an emergency in acute liver failure and electively…
The Sovereignty of Humanity and Social Responsibility for Evil Prevention
In this paper, I suggest that James Sterba’s recent restatement of the logical problem of evil overlooks a plausible theistic interpretation of the divine–human relation, which allows for a theodicy…
The Peril of Politicizing Science.
- HistoryThe journal of physical chemistry letters
Following Stalin’s death in 1953, the Communist party underwent some reckoning and admitted that several decades of terror and many millions of murdered citizens were somewhat excessive, but science was not spared from this strict ideological control.
What were you arrested for in 1945?" "For speakiJIg out against the cult of personality," I replied
- "How can that be?" She was astonished. "Was there a cult of personality then?"