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Надежды против Трампа

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Есть ли у либералов хоть какой-нибудь повод для оптимизма после года политических катастроф? Можно ли найти хоть какой-нибудь проблеск во мраке Брексита, избрания Дональда Трампа и европейской разобщённости? Христиане верят, что отчаяние – это смертный грех, поэтому стоит всё же попытаться разглядеть лучик надежды.

В США многие либералы утешают себя верой в то, что очевидные опасности управления страной невежественным, нарциссическим, авторитарным крикуном, которого поддерживают миллиардеры, экс-генералы, разносчики злобных фейковых новостей и неофиты экстремальных взглядов, помогут возбудить мощную политическую оппозицию. Трамп, как они надеются, заставить сконцентрироваться умы всех, кто ещё верит в либеральную демократию, будь это люди левых взглядов или даже правые центристы.

В этом сценарии группы гражданских активистов, НКО, студенты, борцы за права человека, демократы-конгрессмены и даже некоторые республиканцы начнут делать всё, что в их силах, чтобы поставить заслон на пути худших порывов Трампа. Спавшая долгое время политическая активность взорвётся массовым протестом, причём оживший либеральный идеализм разобьёт волну ультраправого популизма. Ну что ж, может быть.

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