Триумф воли Китая

МОСКВА – Когда начнется церемония открытия Пекинских Олимпийских Игр через несколько дней, зрителям представят детально разработанное хореографическое зрелище, проникнутое националистическим китчем. Конечно же, образы, напоминающие продвигающиеся гусиным шагом отряды штурмовиков Гитлера – это последнее, что было на уме у руководителей Китая для своих Олимпийских Игр; в конце концов, официальный китайский национализм провозглашает “мирный подъем страны” в рамках идиллии “гармоничного развития”. Но как в эстетическом, так и в политическом плане, параллель вряд ли является надуманной

Действительно, своим выбором Альберта Спира младшего, сына любимого архитектора Гитлера и художника-оформителя Берлинских Олимпийских Игр 1936 года, для разработки генерального плана Пекинских Игр, правительство Китая само ссылается на радикальную политизацию эстетики, которая была признаком тоталитаризма двадцатого века. Как и те режимы, будь они фашистскими или коммунистическими, руководители Китая стремятся сделать из общественных мероприятий и спортивных событий очевидное доказательство своей пригодности и мандата править.

Спиеру младшему было поручено подготовить генеральный план подступа к Олимпийскому комплексу в Пекине. Центральное место в его проекте занимает строительство впечатляющей авеню для того, чтобы соединить Запретный Город и Национальный Стадион, на котором состоится церемония открытия. План его отца для "Германии", имя, которое Гитлер выбрал для Берлина, который он планировал построить после Второй мировой войны, также был основан на таком же мощном центральном вале.

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