Essence of Time. Volume I

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This is the translation of the first ten chapters from the book Essence of Time. Each one of them contains Sergey Kurginyan’s thoughts about the essence of our time, about its metaphysics, its dialectics, and their reflection in the key aspects of relevant Russian and global politics. The central theme of the series is the search for paths and mechanisms to escape the systemic and global dead end for all humanity in all of its dimensions: from the metaphysical to the gnoseological, ethical, and anthropological. Thus, to escape the sociopolitical, technological, and economical dead end.
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Essence of Time. Chapter 9

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(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123456, 7, and 8 first)

March 29, 2011.

Historical time is accelerating. This acceleration is becoming more and more rapid. What we see in Libya can leave no one indifferent. One must be absolutely insane to not see that this bell tolls for each and every one of us. And that the Tomahawk missiles will not distinguish between “white” anti-communist patriots, proponents of the improved Red project, proponents of the direct restoration of the Red project that had existed, or liberals. Tomahawk missiles will strike everyone at once. And anyone can come under fire. Continue reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 8

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123456, and 7 first)

March 22, 2011

We will slowly go about solving the central problems which separate us from our intended undertaking. But we will solve them, one by one. Just don’t try to make us out to be more naïve, than we are. Don’t try to transform the tasks that we set for ourselves into other goals, which are related, but which are not ours. Continue reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 7

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 1234, 5, and 6 first)

March 15, 2011

I will begin with a poem not because I want to enrich our discussions with some kind of beauty, but because we need images and symbols, which would speak not just to the mind, but also to the heart. Without this, the conversation would be pointless.

Here is an excerpt from Blok’s “Retribution”. Continue reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 6

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123, 4, and 5 first)

March 8, 2011

I often have to answer the question, “What is metaphysics? To what degree, and to what extent it is equivalent to religion? And if it is equivalent to religion, then to which religion?”

I myself think that metaphysics is not exactly and not entirely religion. It is a certain awareness of the mystery of the universe, which today is very consistent with modern science, with the theory of evolution, the theory of all forms of the material world increasing in complexity, including those forms, which were created immediately after the Big Bang, and which continued to develop afterwards. First, within the boundaries of the non-living world, and then within the world of humanity.

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Essence of Time. Chapter 5

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 first)

March 1, 2011

If we are having a serious political conversation (and I do hope that we are having a serious political conversation, and even a strategic, conceptual conversation), it is necessarily to discuss two topics: the existing reality and the alternatives to existing reality.

What is the tone in which a conversation like this usually happens? Continue reading

Political Tsunami

 

POLITICAL TSUNAMI. Analysis of events in Northern Africa and the Middle East

Authors: Sergey Kurginyan, Yury Byaly, Anna Kudinova, Irina Kurginyan, Vladimir Novikov, Vladimir Ovchinsky, Maria Podkopaeva, Maria Ryjova

Editor Sergey Kurginyan

Experimental Creative Centre International Public Foundation

 

This monograph represents the results of collective research carried out by a team of analysts under the guidance of Sergey Kurginyan. The socio-economic, political and conceptual roots of the unprecedented wave of “revolutionary excesses” of 2011 in Northern Africa and the Middle East, as well as external influence on the process are dealt with on the basis of a wide range of factual evidence and in a broad historical context. An analysis of internal and external “fault lines” and other latent “driving forces” of these “revolutionary excesses” is provided, as well as an assessment of the possible impact of developing processes on specific countries, the region as a whole and the future world order.

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Essence of Time. Chapter 4

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 first)

February 22, 2011

Events are unfolding at such a pace that no commentary can keep up with them. In the previous episode of the program, I was asserting that it is Americans who arranged everything which is taking place in front of our eyes in Egypt and in many other North African and Middle Eastern countries. I was yelling, “Look, here are the facts! Do you not see this?”

In the meantime, US President Barack Obama publicly compared the events in Egypt to the fall of the Berlin Wall. [THE WHITE HOUSE. Office of the Press Secretary. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON EGYPT. 11.02.2011] Are comments necessary?

Brzezinski said back in the day, that by allowing the Berlin Wall to come down and agreeing to German reunification on the West’s terms, the Russians effectively signed a Compiegne Armistice. Do you remember what the Compiegne Armistice is? It’s when, at the end of World War I, German generals were taken to the Forest of Compiegne in a railroad car, and there, like in a cage, they signed their capitulation. Continue reading