N. Zagladin, Head of Center of Relative Social, Economic and Political Researches, Institute of Global Economy and Foreign Affairs, Ph.D in Historical Sciences, Professor
The author outlines difficulties of designing a unified coursebook of national history that are related to different paradigms of understanding global development. These paradigms were not taken into account when the concepts were developed. It is highlighted that ideas of Enlightenment and based on them liberal democratic, Marxist and neomarxist ideas are hardly applicable for the modern globalized world.
Key words: civilizations clash, modernity, Enlightenment.