ARTICLE TITLE: Geopolitics as the Phantom of False Consciousness
AUTHORS: Obolonskiy A.
ABSTRACT: The author shows how the idea of geopolitics in Russia becomes a phantom of false consciousness, a symptom of a national inferiority complex. He demonstrates that the idea of "special path" of the country, specifically conceived for her role as a "great power" distracts from solution of pressing problems of social and economic development.
KEYWORDS: geopolitics , great power , mass consciousness , inferiority complex
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