欧洲社会民主的软弱权力

乍看上去,欧洲的社会民主似乎正在经历一场危机。戈登·布朗在英国支持率的大幅下降;西班牙经济衰退的沉重打击;法国社会党领导地位的难以为继;意大利中左派联盟的土崩瓦解;以及德国社会民主党内部严重的勾心斗角:所有这些现象无一不在表明:社会民主力量似乎没有能力抓住目前金融危机带来的这次机会,扩大自身的影响力。

但这些问题以高调的方式同时出现并不像表面上看去的那么严重。执政错误或者笨手笨脚并不是左翼党派的专利:分裂的威胁让比利时陷入瘫痪,而奥地利则还在为希望渺茫的保守派联盟而努力,波兰在竭力寻找能稳定保守势力的平衡局面,而法国总统的支持率也创下历史新低。

有两个因素可以解释欧洲目前的不确定局势。首先是我们只是在缓慢地克服经济和金融危机。其次还有媒体对危机的报导方式。我认为,这两项因素加起来导致目前的欧洲被无能为力之感所笼罩,而社会民主领域的状况似乎更是如此。

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