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Sociology, Politics, and Human Nature

Rafael Yanushevsky

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in system and control theories, Sociology, Politicians, and Human Nature presents a structural approach to macrosociological systems that describes pre cisely the dynamics of societal systems. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of societal systems dynamics. This book enriches readers knowledge about human societies, their development and moving forces, and it enables readers to filter and better understand social media information.

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I spent about 40 years—first, in Kiev, Ukraine and then in Moscow, the capital of the former Soviet Union—and tested on myself all “marvels” of the communist totalitarian system. My grandparents were murdered by fascists at Babiy Yar, the largest single massacre of the Holocaust. However, a monument specifically recognizing the fate of the Jews was installed only in 1991, the year of a global collapse of communism in the Eastern Europe and Soviet Union. Being a small boy, I did not understand why people were crying when Stalin died. I could not understand why my parents were scared when I asked them about that. The meaning of the word antisemitism I learned later. Although I graduated a school with a gold medal that, according to the law, enables a student to be accepted without exams at any university and department he would choose, this did not happen. Graduation from a university with distinction did not open for me a door to a research institute; my first job was at a machine tools plant. Ukraine was one of the most anti-Semitic Soviet republics and I decided to test a luck in Moscow applying for PhD at the Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Science. The government paid special attention to science, and this was the area where persons with appropriate skills could succeed. Communist leaders understood the importance of science and, although it was mostly focused on military applications, they hoped that it would also...

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