The scientific monograph “Intercultural Dialogue: American Paradigm” by Liubou Uladykouskaja is published. This is the first book in Belarus devoted to intercultural dialogue issues (Любоў Уладыкоўская. Міжкультурны дыялог: амерыканская парадыгма / Л.Уладыкоўская. – Мінск, Установа “Міжкультурны дыялог”, 2014. – 92 с.). The book is written in Belarusian, introduction and information about the author are in English.
The book reveals the essence of the American paradigm of intercultural dialogue in its comparing with the European conceptions. Author explains why the American approaches in the field of intercultural dialogue are so important for Belarus.
Liubou Uladykouskaja believes that the secret to American success is intercultural dialogue that is the precondition to and the result of democracy.
According to the author American paradigm of intercultural dialogue is
— Universality, inclusiveness, and tolerance;
— Global standards of life of persons;
— Organic interaction of technology, traditions, and nature;
— Unconditional priority of freedom, life, equality, and justice;
— Dialogical thinking;
— Human and national dignity;
— Simplicity, expediency, functionality;
— Strive for achievements, buoyancy.