Filmový večer G8

Mnoho lidí oprávněně považuje prezidentský summit G8 (Skupiny osmi) za to nejpodobnější funkční světové vládě, co máme. Je tedy škoda, že tyto schůzky bývají tak sešněrované a nezajímavé a že je při nich jen málo prostoru pro neformálnost, jíž je zapotřebí pro dosažení skutečného pokroku v nesnadných otázkách včetně světového míru a prosperity.

Pravda, letos je to maličko lepší díky tomu, že hostitelem je Vladimir Putin z Ruska. Mezi ním a jeho západními protějšky je prostě až příliš silné napětí na to, aby všechny emoce zůstaly pod škraboškou. Mají-li však tyto schůzky být jednou skutečně efektivní, potřebujeme změnit jejich ráz a trochu to rozjet. Mám takový návrh. Proč by se George W. Bush, Putin a ostatní lídři neměli sejít na filmovém večeru G8 a pak nad skleničkou probrat své dojmy? To by přece mělo konverzaci rozproudit!

Jistěže, je otázka, který film zvolit. Letos je jasným favoritem špionážní thriller o Jamesi Bondovi z roku 1963, „Srdečné pozdravy z Ruska“. Už ten název z něj dělá vítěze a prezidentům by se mohla líbit podívaná na jiskření mezi uhlazeným britským špionem Bondem (Sean Connery) a jeho okouzlující společnicí z KGB Taťánou (Daniela Bianchi). Máte-li obavy, že vzplanutí mezi Bondem a Taťánou by mohlo vyvolat příliš mnoho obhroublých poznámek z úst shromážděných eminencí, přítomnost německé kancléřky Angely Merkelové by měla udržet věci pod kontrolou.

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