¹ 4 - 2003
Shcherbakov A.Ye.

The Place of Myth in Political Ideology 175

The author attempts to substantiate the necessity of intensive study of mythology as one of important components of modern political ideology. Different issues related to this theme are raised: sacredness of mythology, binary character of mythological conceptions (good — evil), time and space in the myth, mythological role of holidays e.a. The author says his say against prevailing judgments that transition is now, allegedly, going on from the so-called “primitive” myth to “conscious” mythology.