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比国会议员蹿升得更快

伦敦—这是鸟!这是飞机!不,这是超级政治人(Supra-politician)。但是,和英雄漫画不同,当超级政治人掌握权力时,他也许并不会拯救世界。

这类领导人的出现是一个相对较新的现象,正在改变整个西方的政治格局。如今,起着领头羊作用的超级政治人,是截然不同的两位总统——法国的马克龙和美国的特朗普。

直到几十年前,民主领导人需要一轮一轮沿着选举的阶梯往上爬,经历零售式政治(retail politics)、树桩演讲和集合大多数工作阶级的要求等历练。在美国,这意味着几乎每位总统都曾在国会任职或有州长经历,当代唯一的例外是艾森豪威尔,他凭借陆军上将的军衔代替从政经验。

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