Imperial Mindsets Survive Empires

What is the responsibility of historians and social scientists in the resurgence of imperial solutions to evaluate the present based on the past through critical lenses? Could things have been different in Russia and Turkey had historians and other social scientists been more critical assessors of imperial history, especially when educating the new generations in schools?

http://www.epress.am/en/2014/07/16/imperial-mindsets-survive-empires-gerard-libaridian-on-south-caucasus-after-ussr-collapsed.html

Gerard Libaridian on South Caucasus After USSR Collapsed

#history #imperial #empire #empires #mindset #responsibility #science #past #russia #turkey #iran #south-caucasus #armenia #georgia #azerbaijan #freedom #independence

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU2dZlhd4HY

ჯინსების თაობა
გიორგი ტიგინაშვილი

#ჯინსების-ტაობა #გიორგი-ტიგინაშვილი #David-Turashvili #Georgia #Georgian #Georgian-writers #Georgian-prose #prose #quotes #USSR #СССР #past #memory #Soviet #flight-from-ussr #Jeans-generation #hijacking #Tbilisi_hijacking_incident #Tbilisi #Դավիթ֊Թուրաշվիլի #დავით-ტურაშვილი #արձակ #Թբիլիսի #თბილისი #Flight-6833 #ԽՍՀՄ #սովետ #պատմություն #միջադեպ #չվերթ֊6833 #անցյալ #поколение-джинсов #Давид-Турашвили #проза #рейс-6833 #Тбилиси #Грузия #инцидент #история #прошлое #georgian-music #georgia #երաժշտություն #վրացական֊երաժշտություն #musik #live #կենդանի֊կատարում #Giorgi-Tiginashvili #მუსიკა

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

աաա Գիորգի Տիգինաշվիլին Ջինսեբի Տաոբայի (ջինսերի սերունդ — #flight-from-ussr) մասին երգ ունի։

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RzJQOS7IO0

#ჯინსების-ტაობა #David-Turashvili #Georgia #Georgian #Georgian-writers #Georgian-prose #prose #quotes #USSR #СССР #past #memory #Soviet #flight-from-ussr #Jeans-generation #hijacking #Tbilisi_hijacking_incident #Tbilisi #Դավիթ֊Թուրաշվիլի #დავით-ტურაშვილი #արձակ #Թբիլիսի #თბილისი #Flight-6833 #ԽՍՀՄ #սովետ #պատմություն #միջադեպ #չվերթ֊6833 #անցյալ #поколение-джинсов #Давид-Турашвили #проза #рейс-6833 #Тбилиси #Грузия #инцидент #история #прошлое #georgian-music #georgia #երաժշտություն #վրացական֊երաժշտություն #musik #live #կենդանի֊կատարում #Giorgi-Tiginashvili #მუსიკა

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Thanks to his provincial zeal, in the beginning of the 1970’s, #Shevarnadze became the top person in #Soviet-Georgia (after beating his local competitors) and very soon, very easily, managed to charm the Soviet Georgian #intelligentsia. However, the latter was more an “accomplishment” of the Soviet intelligentsia rather than that of the First Secretary, since for dozens of years, the intellectual abilities of the #Soviet intelligentsia had also been deteriorating (alongside the #morals).

#David-Turashvili #Georgia #Georgian #Georgian-writers #Georgian-prose #prose #quotes #USSR #СССР #past #memory #Soviet #flight-from-ussr #Jeans-generation #hijacking #Tbilisi_hijacking_incident #Tbilisi #Դավիթ֊Թուրաշվիլի #დავით-ტურაშვილი #արձակ #Թբիլիսի #თბილისი #Flight-6833 #ԽՍՀՄ #սովետ #պատմություն #միջադեպ #չվերթ֊6833 #անցյալ #поколение-джинсов #Давид-Турашвили #проза #рейс-6833 #Тбилиси #Грузия #инцидент #история #прошлое #jeans #ջինս

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

In the 1960’s and 70’s they didn’t execute #professors and scientists anymore, but in return for their lives, they forced them to cooperate with the Soviet authorities. Most of them did cooperate with the government, since otherwise none of them would have been able to travel abroad and attend a single scientific conference. Such cooperation with #authorities, at first glance, was nothing special, and sometimes nothing was requested in return for their foreign trips, but this was only at first glance. In reality the main thing was taken away from them - freedom of speech and the right to have their own opinion. They couldn’t express their political views openly and had to support the government in all crucial cases (in every single one, for that matter). That’s what really happened - together with the Soviet government most Soviet scientists obediently created one big Soviet lie. Of course there also were exceptions - those who didn’t want privileges, apartments and cars given by the government (or the government didn’t with to encourage them). But there were very few of them - mostly they sat in the kitchens of their council flats. They would work, eat and drink and express negative opinions regarding the #Soviet #regime only there, in the safety of their tiny #kitchens. True, some - including academics - were in #jail (and not kitchen), but those were known as #dissidents.

#David-Turashvili #Georgia #Georgian #Georgian-writers #Georgian-prose #prose #quotes #USSR #СССР #past #memory #Soviet #flight-from-ussr #Jeans-generation #hijacking #Tbilisi_hijacking_incident #Tbilisi #Դավիթ֊Թուրաշվիլի #დავით-ტურაშვილი #արձակ #Թբիլիսի #თბილისი #Flight-6833 #ԽՍՀՄ #սովետ #պատմություն #միջադեպ #չվերթ֊6833 #անցյալ #поколение-джинсов #Давид-Турашвили #проза #рейс-6833 #Тбилиси #Грузия #инцидент #история #прошлое #jeans #ջինս

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)