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ВАШИНГТОН. Сбрасывание бомб в качестве решения для проблемных точек мира, возможно, выходит из моды (за исключением Ливии), но потрясание пальцем определенно возвращается. И дня не проходит без того, чтобы какая-нибудь крупная газета какой-нибудь Западной страны не предложила мудрый и специфический, но зачастую не очень дружелюбный, совет далёким странам, борющимся за демократию, о том, чтó они «обязаны» делать, чтобы заслужить одобрение «международного сообщества».

Конечно, подобные советы, как и большинство самих газет сегодня, предоставляются бесплатно. Но подобные советы также предоставляются без ответственности, и, как когда-то сказал бывший премьер-министр Великобритании Стенли Болдуин, «власть без ответственности – привилегия проститутки».

Существует значительный разрыв между предложениями советов, от которых некоторые не могут отказаться, и ответственностью по устранению последствий, когда такой совет окажется неверным или чрезвычайно сложным для применения. Мировым советчикам стоит помнить об этом, когда они предлагают помощь лидерам далёких стран, борющимся с такими проблемами, в которых у советующего либо мало непосредственного опыта, либо нет вовсе.

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