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НЬЮ-ЙОРК – До президентских выборов в США ещё больше полугода, и мы не знаем с точностью, кто именно будет номинирован представителем основных партий на выборах, а тем более, кто станет 45-м обитателем Белого дома. Однако совсем не преждевременной будет попытка оценить настроения более 320 миллионов жителей страны, а также значение этих настроений для того мужчины или той женщины, кто рано или поздно победит в бесконечной политической мыльной опере, как это всё должно быть выглядит для большинства людей во всём мире.

Доминирующее настроение в США сегодня – сильное раздражение, переходящее в открытый гнев. Газета The Washington Post недавно опубликовала серию из четырех статей, в которых описывается народное недовольство Уолл-стрит, мусульманами, торговыми соглашениями, Вашингтоном, полицейскими перестрелками, президентом Бараком Обамой, республиканцами, иммигрантами и многим другим.

Одна из худших характеристик, которую сегодня можно дать человеку, – «профессиональный политик». Выгоду от подобного настроения умов получают кандидаты, которые выступают против истеблишмента. Они поддерживают меры, направленные против свободной торговли и иммиграционной реформы, а также призывают к радикальному пересмотру нынешней налоговой политики и системы бюджетных расходов. В деталях их предложения могут сильно различаться, однако их платформы объединяет обещание радикального разрыва с нынешним статус-кво.

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