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Смерть партии

МОСКВА – Почти 26 лет назад президент Борис Ельцин издал указ, который фактически запретил деятельность органов Коммунистической партии на заводах, в университетах и в любых других организациях и учреждениях на территории Российской Федерации. Однако смелый указ Ельцина в каком-то смысле был уже избыточным: Коммунистическая партия Советского Союза (КПСС), когда-то являвшаяся грозным организационным оружием, уже и так была подкошена собственной некомпетентностью и брутальностью, вплоть до того, что общество было к ней просто индифферентно.

Когда-то великие политические партии стран Запада, а также некоторых развивающихся стран, сегодня тоже, как может показаться, быстро движутся к забвению. Но если смерть КПСС была совершенно логичной (указ Ельцина вышел всего лишь за несколько месяцев до краха СССР), то упадок крупных политических партий в таких странах, как Франция и Индия, объяснить нелегко.

Во Франции президент Эммануэль Макрон только что обеспечил своему политическому движению, существующему всего один год, огромное большинство во французском Национальном собрании. При этом Социалистическую партию, с который Макрон был связан, работая министром экономики, он, по всей видимости, отправил в «сорную корзину истории» Троцкого. Для другой крупной французской партии – правоцентристской партии «Республиканцы», берущей начало в политическом наследии Шарля де Голля, – ситуация выглядит не намного лучше.

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