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Быстрее, чем летящий конгрессмен

ЛОНДОН – Это птица! Это самолет! Нет, это политик-супермен. Вот только, в отличие от героя мультфильма, политик-супермен, придя к власти, скорее всего, положения не спасет.

Появление таких лидеров – относительно новое явление, придающее политике на Западе новый облик. Сегодня его главными воплощениями являются два очень непохожих президента: Эммануэль Макрон во Франции и Дональд Трамп в Соединенных Штатах.

Еще несколько десятилетий назад демократическим лидерам приходилось подниматься по избирательной лестнице, ступенька за ступенькой, попутно обучаясь тому, как апеллировать к широким массам, произносить речи экспромтом и требовать присутствия рабочего большинства. В США это означало, что практически все президенты до этого были либо конгрессменами, либо губернаторами штатов. Единственным исключением был Дуайт Эйзенхауэр, которому опыт генерала действующей армии заменял опыт политический.

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