A philosopher’s article about the widespread tendency to negate all social and cultural developments in a transitory society, an attitude shared by a majority: The author explains why this attitude is dangerous and shows that all transitory periods in the recent Lithuanian history were marked by a nihilist outlook. Homo sovieticus is a type that was formed during the previous regime but has remained faithful to its ideals and neglects all developments of an independent Lithuania. Nihilism however is something more than an innocent personal attitude, it is a phenomenon closely related to effective manipulation, thus it is socially hazardous, claims the author.
Published 27 February 2004
Original in English
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