The National Populist Legacy of Socialism Cover Image
  • Price 6.00 €

The National Populist Legacy of Socialism
The National Populist Legacy of Socialism

Author(s): Boyko Penchev
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: populism; legacy; socialism; totalitarian rejime; anti-individualism; ideology

Summary/Abstract: Why is not voting a shameful thing? One of the few points of consensus that have emerged in the Bulgarian public sphere in the last fifteen years or so is that voting in elections is something good in principle, while non-voting is a sign of civic immaturity, social autism or plain indifference and cannot be a valid, publicly defensible position. Why is distancing oneself from the political a bad thing, while the childish enthusiasm that can bring to power a king or a general is considered to be something entirely acceptable? Why do even Ataka’s critics insist on pointing out that Ataka’s electorate must be treated with respect?

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 23_EN
  • Page Range: 59-65
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English