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Популистские фантазии Британии

ЛОНДОН – Избрание Джереми Корбина новым лидером британской Лейбористской партии стало напоминанием о том, что жизнь полна парадоксов.

Глобализацию (эту паутину транспорта, технологий, торговли и информации, которая всё теснее связывает мир) трудно назвать новым явлением. Но в последнее время политику во многих развитых демократиях взорвали популистские бунты, ищущие выход из общей для всех реальности. Эти бунтари, похоже, не понимают, что альтернатива, которую они ищут, является фантазией.

От «Сиризы» в Греции до Национального фронта во Франции – избирателям по всей Европе внушают веру в виртуальную реальность, основанную на предубеждениях и невежественной ностальгии. В США эти настроения впервые проявились несколько лет назад, дав почву для расцвета «Чайной партии», а сейчас они открыли путь для острых президентских кампаний Дональда Трампа и других республиканских кандидатов, обещающих закрыть Америку от XXI века. (Это обещание в некотором смысле является буквальным: кандидаты надеются защитить американскую мечту от заражения извне, построив стены на северной и южной границах страны).

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