Kurginyan: Soviet model was optimal for confrontation with the West

03.01.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

The Soviet state structure model was optimal during the confrontation with the West, in the times of Iron Curtain and self-sufficiency, said philosopher, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on December 30 in the new issue of the Destiny program published on the movements’s YouTube channel.

The political scientist is debating whether the Soviet model was simply inefficient and inadequate, if viewed from an absolutely rational point of view; or whether it was close to the optimal option, in terms of not integrating with the West. The answer depends on whether the given model meets the goal, stressed the expert.

“I claim – and everyone already understands this now – that the Soviet model was close to being optimal, in terms of not integrating with the West. And it was absolutely hideous, as far as integration is concerned. It was not hideous as such, as a thing in itself, it was foul in relation to a certain goal-setting and it was just fine in relation to something else,” says Kurginyan.

As an example, the analyst considered the pre-war industrialization in Soviet Russia. Liberal economists, both foreign and domestic, point to the mistakes and costs of industrialization, which, in their opinion, should have begun with the development of group B industries, that is, with the production of consumer goods. Then, they point out, in 50-70 years the USSR would have turned into an industrial powerhouse without upheavals and terrible losses.

“But Stalin did not have 50-70 years! He bluntly said that he had ten years, ‘otherwise they will crush us’. Therefore, it was an optimal choice to build the group A industries, the heavy industry, when it took ten years and followed with a confrontation to a colossal bloc of Western powers, called the Nazi Reich”, said Kurginyan. Stalin has carried out the industrialization of the country in an optimal way, if we keep in mind the main goal of protecting the country from fascism.

The Soviet model, according to the political scientist, was optimal in terms of self-sufficiency during the Iron Curtain era. And it became dumb and inadequate when the country wanted to become an integral part of the global world.

“There is no ideal model of existence, in general. There is a model that optimally corresponds to the goals set: integration, isolation, or anti-integration with the West,” concluded the leader of the Essence of Time movement.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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