Political philosophy

Some Thoughts on Pacifism

11.08.2017

Christian Michel has posed the question: “Is pacifism not only inept, but also morally abhorrent (evil everywhere should always be fought)?”

Refugees and Post-Modern

21.06.2017

On June 20, according to the UN decision, World Refugee Day is celebrated. Refugees are an element of archaism, bursting into the well-fed life of apathetic Europeans. However, parasitizing, refugees are stuck in an inevitable paradox.

Who was Napoleon?

29.05.2017

If we study Napoleon’s personality objectively, we will see that our today’s view about him is a result of a clever PR strategy. It was PR people who created the myth that Napoleon was a genius, unbeatable general.

The Structure of Hegemony

By Karl von Piloty - Public Domain, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11514830
11.04.2017

When we say that the mega-corporations are secondary actors in international relationships and that commonly require the states to act, we are not unaware that the mega-corporations, the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund and other inte

The first liberals

Thomas Nast [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
05.04.2017

The first liberals (including English politician R. Cobden[i], the US President W. Wilson and the pacifist N. Angell[ii]), in their main theses, oppose realists as to them the political regime (to be more specific, democracy or non-democracy) is crucial in the analysis of IR. If the countries are democratic, they steadily evolve, aiming at the creation of the over-state system and appearance of special over-governmental institutions. Whilst the other countries democratize, they will be joined in these institutions. That’s why the principle of national egoism and “self-help” may be included in democratization process, which may be the basis of the civil societal world and different societies’ integration, being yet divided by national borders, in one democratic civil society.