Dimitar Vatsov

Associate Professor of Philosophy at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. He is Editor-in-Chief of Critique and Humanism and President of the Human and Social Studies Foundation – Sofia. Chair of the project ‘Anti-Liberal Discourses and Propaganda Messages in Bulgarian Media’. He is the author of the following books (in Bulgarian): This is True! (2016), Essays on Power and Truth (2009); Freedom and Recognition: The Interactive Sources of Identity (2006); Ontology of Affirmation: Nietzsche as a Task (2003). His research interests are in the fields of political philosophy and post-analytic philosophy of language.


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Russian propaganda co-opts western grassroots criticism of liberalism and globalization, recasting both left and right populism in nationalist terms. Vice versa, local actors borrow the Russian propaganda package and use it for their populist purposes. An analysis of Bulgarian media discourse 2013–2016.

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