Bonapartism: authority and values

Philosophical and cultural studies

The article is devoted to the philosophical analysis of the phenomenon of Bonapartism in terms of purpose-value determination of the power. It is shown that in the conditions of a system crisis there occurs a paradoxical situation when the power, while taking an over-party and over-elite position with a view to strengthening own authority, is compelled to rely on and support the values instrumental in strengthening of the nation's and the country's social integrity, identity and social subjectiveness.