17 posts from day 30/07/2020

Man and the State in the Digital Economy

The digitalization of the economy has created a condition of statehood completely unknown thus far in human history. Internet services, the sector for creating and maintaining technological infrastructure, and digital products and services, including software-managed industries, have created a transnational economic environment. Nation-states increasingly have less control over economic processes and the economic activity of people in this global environment. Public institutions functioning in ...

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The New Realpolitik – America First: Shift in Balances or a New International Order?

I Sat up, strangely perplexed. For a moment, perhaps, I could not clearly understand how I came there. My terror had fallen from me like a garment. My hat had gone, and my collar had burst away from its fastener. A few minutes before, there had only been three real things before me-the immensity of the night and space and nature, my own feebleness and anguish, and the near approach of death.

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But how had the mystic thing been caught? Whisper it not, and I will tell; with a treacherous hook and line, as the fowl floated on the sea.
  Herman Melville

Weakening of the Congress and Change in the Political Culture

In the second decade of the 21st century, there was still a weak but visible tendency for change in the value systems of the Western societies. In more significant economic and social upheavals, some citizens of Western countries seem inclined to replace freedom with efficiency, and the possibility of individual choice – with consumerism and domestic comfort. Since the beginning of the new millennium, in the countries of the Western world, there has been an ongoing process of unification in ...

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America – Back to the Old World?

The entire history of the American nation can be described by one phrase: “an aspiration for personal freedom and independence from the state.” Classical Americanism is a natural human aspiration that precedes the US Constitution. It is an expression of the will of the people to be left in peace to live their lives as freely as possible, without being stifled by the state.If there is a country whose name, when uttered, is the equivalent of “capitalism,” it is the United States. ...

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