„Atilla’s empires – triumph and collapse“ by arch. Hristo Genchev
“Atilla’s empires – triumph and collapse” presents both the genesis of the relationships between Russia and the West (NATO, EU, etc.), and the fundamental differences in how these societies organize themseves and how they utilize the spaces available. These differences are essentially criteria for the implementation of the Bulgarian foreign policy, but also for the rationales in constituting our society.
Seen through this prism, the battle for dominance between the rational and the ideological in our national society shapes the behaviour of the main political players, who are torn between the imposed perestroika- and post-perestroika obscured dependencies, on the one side, and the public demand to stand up for the values of Freedom (of initiative) and Equality (before the law).
The unbiased reader would not but get convinced of the crying need for a deep rethinking of the processes and mechanisms for the formation of national policy. A key component of this effort is the reconstruction of the system for security and defence and defence capability building, adequate to the challenges, risks and threats of the present and the future security environment. Bulgarian’s membership in NATO and the EU is the only prerequisite.Because, as the author predicted, the weakness of Bulgaria is likely to be used to cause major conflicts between Russia and the West. This is a huge risk with predictable, tragic for the country and nation consequences.
“Instead of uniform and introverted development: offensive pathos and enthusiasms followed by despondently escape and sackcloth and ashes. If this is allowed to happen again in Bulgaria, Bulgarians will again become satellites of Chaos. “
How to prevent this peril? The answer is the formation of a new, nonideological matrices layered political culture, reproducing sustainable societal development.
This edition is supplemented by a new Part Six describing possible scenarios for the involvement of this country in the major conflicts of Russia with the West. The probability of occurrence of this or similar scenarios confirms the necessity to implement adequate policies for accelerated development and strengthening the ability of our society to defend itself.