ARTICLE TITLE: Capitalism and Socialism as Myth and Legend
AUTHORS: Levinson A.
ABSTRACT: In the article the concepts of "socialism" and "capitalism" are considered as myths, symbols, formed partly in the Soviet period and partly in post-Soviet period. These mythological interpretations are strenuously promoted in mass media and contribute to the development in mass consciousness of Russian society distorted picture of the world. As a result, an individual cannot determine in what kind of society he lives today, what are its aims and prospects.
KEYWORDS: socialism , capitalism , mass consciousness , Russian society , propaganda , myth , mythologizing public life
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