Controlled Political Mythology and Blame Games

The concept of “enemy image” dates back to the very beginning of ancient state formation. However, it was not until many centuries later that the term came into wide usage within the political context, when German political theorist Carl Schmitt published The Concept of the Political in 1932. Schmitt described the “friend-enemy” distinction as an … Continue reading Controlled Political Mythology and Blame Games

Manipulation of Public Consciousness as a Strategy in Information Wars

Scientia potentia est (knowledge is power), so goes the famous Latin saying. This is particularly true in the 21st century, where knowledge and information are currencies with ever-appreciating value. But like any other instrument of power, knowledge can be manipulated as either a force for good or a dangerous weapon. Exploiting information and psychological manipulation … Continue reading Manipulation of Public Consciousness as a Strategy in Information Wars

Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy

— Article by Julia Kozlova The aim of a good city is to lead citizens towards a happy life (c) Plato In Antiquity, both the Greek polis (from which derives our ‘politics’, the science of governing states) and the Latin civitas defined the city-state, an urban as well as a political organization. This dual significance … Continue reading Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy