The article recognizes that liberalism is unpopular in contemporary Russia. The author believes that what is really unpopular is not true liberalism but its pseudoliberal “mutation.” The main differences between the liberals and pseudoliberals are the interpretation of freedom, the attitude to patriotism and morality, the basic ideologems, the style of thinking, way of life, the correlation between principles and interests, etc. The author formulates the main tasks that need to be tackled to restore a positive attitude to liberalism in our country and predicts that the confrontation between true and pseudoliberalism may in the coming years become a major arena of ideological battles.
Yurevich, A.V. Liberals and Pseudoliberals: Psychological Profiles / A.V. Yurevich // Social Sciences. – 2016. – Т. 47. – № 1. – P. 75-89