Ivan Ilyin - Doctrine - Democracy and Totalitarianism in Russia

Democracy and Totalitarianism in Russia

In his 1949 article Ilyin argued against both totalitarianism and "formal" democracy in favor of a "third way" of building a state in Russia,

Facing this creative task, appeals of foreign parties to formal democracy remain naive, light-minded and irresponsive.
Перед лицом такой творческой задачи -- призывы зарубежных партий к формальной демократии остаются наивными, легкомысленными и безответственными.

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