Ļ 4 - 2003
Shcherbinin A.I.

What, After All, Will Become of Our Motherland and of Ourselves? (Biased Remarks on Russian Political Science and on Problems of Political Education) 169

The article raises the question of the role of political education in social life, and analyzes the situation as it appears today, in Russian political pedagogy. According to the authorís conclusion, underestimation of the significance of a proper contingentís training for being specialists in this sphere tends to result in that it is mainly manipulative shamanism of mass-media, instead of political knowledge, that influences the socium. Meanwhile, being devoid of political education, a society in the process of democratic transformations, the author maintains, will inevitably find itself in still another deadlock, and responsibility for this will be shared by those teaching the subject of politics, political science.