The article discusses the problems related to the idea of creating a uniform (homogeneous) society. Its formation is the aim not only for political totalitarian regimes, but for authoritarian regimes. Democratic society, with all commitment to diversity of views, in particular, especially in extreme situations also seeks to build the public consensus to a certain ideological uniformity, at least in relation to an external enemy. Analyzing the state policy from the point of view of the government desire to create a homogeneous society, united by a common idea (national, social or any other), we can identify the trends to the formation in a given society (state) the elements of totalitarianism. It is shown that as a kind of ideal model of the social structure the army with its clarity of actions and strict hierarchy is proposed by the totalitarian ideology. It is noted that the public life militarization in a totalitarian society is reflected in the education system and culture. The list of other signs of totalitarian societies as homogeneous societies is proposed. The brevity of their existence is emphasized.
|Translated title of the contribution||On Problem of Homogeneous Society: Historical Experience of Totalitarian Regimes and Modern Democracy|
|Issue number||5 (29)|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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