Proceedings of the International Conference Communicative Strategies of Information Society (CSIS 2018)

Political Myth in Communicative Practices of Political Philosophy of the first third of the XX century in Germany

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Tatiana Karulina
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https://doi.org/10.2991/csis-18.2019.5How to use a DOI?
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myth; classical myth; political myth; political ideology; social communications; mass consciousness; archaic forms; archaic structures; Prussian conservative revolution; empire (Reich); political technologies
Abstract
The difficulty of identifying a political myth and clarifying its content is rooted in the essence of this product itself, which exists only in the consciousness of the individual and the mass, and is singled out through reflection. The myth revival, its involvement in social communications, the inclusion of myth in the ideological formations in the first third of the twentieth century was due to participation of the "crowd" in the politics, access of politics into the streets. Reliance on the myth in ideology and the emergence of a political myth unites scattered individua groups in political parties, helping the process of distinguishing “friends” from “foes”. The first third of the twentieth century was associated not only with the participation of more and more masses of people in politics (the growth of the protest movement in Europe), but also with the First World War - the first social catastrophe of the new century, which forced huge masses of people into direct political actions. The results of the war divided Europe, brought a sense of catastrophe and loneliness to Germany. Consequently, various political parties, associations and philosophical circles, clubs and unions directed their efforts on “recreating” the ideological unity of the nation. The most striking instance of political spin and one of the most influential philosophical currents engaged in the "revival" of the German nation of the German people were such representatives of the Prussian conservative revolution as Oswald Spengler and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck. They created the myth of a single Empire with mythical "Prussians" standing against internal enemies from within the empire, moral and professional renegades, as well as against enemies from without: -European powers that have lost their state ideals in favor of lucre, petty narrow-mindedness, money dictatorship and lack of politics. The twentieth century was the beginning of political spin in modern, developed Western societies, where there is a political structure governed by the legal framework, but not by blood feuds and race customs.
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International Conference Communicative Strategies of Information Society (CSIS 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
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February 2019
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978-94-6252-676-1
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2352-5398
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