Lecture by Professor Leonid Luks "The emigrant journal "Novyi Grad" about the European crisis of the 1930s"
On May 30, 2018 within the framework of the seminar "West and East: Universalism of Culture," Professor Leonid Luks gave a lecture
Professor of the Catholic University (Eichstätt), the academic supervisor of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, held a parralel between the current crisis and the crisis of parliamentary systems and liberal ideas in the first half of the last century.
The reporter emphasized that this crisis was connected with the growing skepticism of influential intellectual circles of the West in relation to positivist belief in progress and science and to rationalistic thinking models. Question: "How did the Russian emigrants evaluate these events, who understood that the Russian revolution of 1917 was only the first act of a pan-European tragedy, and tried to warn the public of their host countries about the impending catastrophe?" Professor Luks followed the example of the journal "Novyi Grad", the first issue of which appeared in 1931, when the world economic crisis shook the foundations of Western society for the third year already.