Essence of Time. Chapter 25

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume IVolume II, and Chapters 212223, 24)

July 19, 2011.

So, my interview “Why We Cannot Allow Russia to Collapse” was posted on the official website of the People’s Council All-Russian Social Movement, and it has already infuriated the people who call themselves national democrats. So why did it make them so mad? Were they enraged because some “monster” called “Kurginyan” is beginning to condemn nationalism again?


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Kurginyan: Pandemic of mistrust is worse than plague or cholera

03.09.2021, Aleksandrovskoye.

When discontent in a society rises to a certain degree, the government’s and the state’s stability is defined only by the matter of trust, said the philosopher, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on August 31 in the new issue of the Meaning of the Game broadcast.


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Essence of Time. Chapter 24

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume IVolume II, and Chapter 2122, 23)

July 12, 2011.

Major challenges exist. They are formidable, unambiguous, and obvious. The consciousness mobilizes quickly against them.

There are also challenges of a diffuse kind. Some diseases are like this… For example, multiple sclerosis. These challenges are like dots on a certain board: one square has one figure, and another square has a different one. The squares are ambiguous, and so are the pieces… and all you need is for a certain composition to take shape. The very moment when that composition finally takes shape, you die. But before the composition takes shape, nothing happens. That is the danger.
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Essence of Time. Chapter 23

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume IVolume II, and Chapter 21, 22)

July 5, 2011.

The great twentieth-century German playwright Bertolt Brecht had a play titled “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” [Here and thereafter “Caucasian” refers exclusively to the inhabitants of the Caucasus mountains. The Russian language does not utilize the word “Caucasian” as a generic term for white people – translator’s note]. It depicts an ancient Chinese legend in a contemporary style. The essence of the legend is that there is a child. There is a woman who has become his mother, who raises him and loves him terribly – Grusha Vachnadze, if my memory serves me correctly (everything takes place in some Georgian village). And there is a princess, who once abandoned this child, and now wants to take possession of the child and screams that she is his true mother.


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Essence of Time. Chapter 22

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume I, Volume II, and Chapter 21)

June 28, 2011.

In the late 1980s, I came to Baku as a member of an anti-crisis group, which I myself created to provide something to counteract the version of events that the democrats were promoting at the time. And also the dumb official version, which had nothing living in it – it was clear that it was created only to emphasize all the “brilliance”, all the “subtlety” and “truthfulness” of the false democratic version, or pseudoliberal, as we now call it.
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Essence of Time. Chapter 21

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume I and Volume II)

June 21, 2011.

At this stage of our intellectual and political marathon, I would like to have a very confidential conversation. I do not even know if such a confidential conversation is possible right now. But I’ll still try to begin it, since it is necessary.  With a deep hope that it will work out.

Some of those who watch the “The Essence of Time” program very carefully react to it in an understandable, but overly simplistic and one-dimensional way. They say: “You are talking about some kind of damage. You think that those with whom you are conversing are damaged. And this means that you are standing in a position of arrogance, that you look at us like at some damaged material, and you are preaching to us about how exactly this material should be mended. ”


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Kurginyan: Moscow must not miss moment when Armenia turns to Russia

20.11.2020, Moscow.

An Armenian political course that would put the national interests of its people at the forefront is more acceptable to Russia than the current pro-Western course of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, said the leader of the Essence of Time movement, political scientist Sergey Kurginyan on November 15 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on Russia One channel.


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Kurginyan: Chaos benefits the US elite

09.06.2020, Moscow.

American elites are satisfied with the radicalization and pathologization of racial processes occurring in the United States, said political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan  on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program at the Russia One channel on  June 7.


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Essence of Time. Volume II

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This is the translation of the ten chapters from Volume II of 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 20

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume I and Chapters 1112131415161718, 19)

June 14, 2011.

 

PART ONE. ACTIVITY

 

In the beginning, I want to discuss our organization and its activity.

If we are only talking, if we are educating one another, and even if we have  intelligent discussions on forums or at conferences, then there is no organization. An organization means activity. Activity, which needs to be planned. Activity, which needs organizational and intellectual support.
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