dvs ARCHIBALD REISS’S CRITIQUE OF SERBIAN POLITICAL ELITES: MORAL DECAY AND INSTITUITIONAL DEFICIENCIES OF POLITICAL ORDER AND IT’S PRACTICE IN SERBIA AFTER THE GREAT WAR.

  • 22dejanvuk73 Ljubiša Stankovic University profesor
Keywords: Archibald Reiss, moral decay, lack of patriotism, political corruption, questionable intellectual elites.

Abstract

Archibald Reiss claims that moral decay of political elites, lack of genuine patriotism, disrespect to war heroes, morally and intellectually questionable scientific and educational elites along with widespread political corruption are almost fatal deficiencies of political order and society in Serbia after The Great War. Although Reiss's considerations were critical and realistic, he proposed substantial corrections of moral codes and practices of Serbian post-war political as well as intellectual elites. His propositions fluctuated from the glorification of virtues of Serbian common man and warrior to neutralization morally and culturally adverse influences from the West.
Archibald Reiss's views over political, national, and cultural patterns in Serbia show a great deal of overlap with the standpoint of famous legal and political theorist Slobodan Jovanovic.
Reiss warnings and advice are meaningful and relevant today and represent his lasting and vivid legacy

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Published
2020-11-27