Margaret Scott

性关系、贝卢斯科尼和普京的床

罗马——不光是小报,世界各地的媒体都在头版头条报道了意大利总理西尔维奥·贝卢斯科尼的政治和性爱功绩。如果这些报道不是有损意大利形象、并无情揭示了这个国家毫无活力的政治局面的话,其充其量不过是笑话而已——这种事当然让人感到可笑。

因为尽管丑闻迭出,“公民西尔维奥”(Il Silvio Nazionale)仍然毫无争议地当选为意大利最受欢迎、也最成功的政治家(尽管从2008年再次担任总理以后,他在民意测验中的支持率如今已首次跌到了50%的标志线以下)。

错误百出的贝卢斯科尼之所以能如此长盛不衰,文化方面的原因恐怕功不可没。就像其他具有很强天主教传统的拉丁或地中海国家一样,意大利社会在很久以前就学会了平静地接受生活的两重性:一方面极其看重教堂和家庭观念,而另一方面则毫不掩饰地拥有由情人和其他“可疑”关系构成的另外一种生活。

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